Florida-Based Juan Matute, Jr. of Spain & Dhannie Ymas Win Compiègne CDI Young Rider Team Test

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Juan Matute, Jr. on Dhannie Ymas. File photo © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Juan Matute, Jr. on Dhannie Ymas. File photo © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

COMPIÈGNE, France, May 20, 2016–Juan Matute, Jr. claimed victory in his first competition in Europe this year when the 18-year-old Florida-based rider and Dhannie Ymas won the CDI Young Rider team test Friday. A trio of American Young Riders also in their first competition in Europe this year placed between 19th and 27th in the field of 32 starting combinations.

Juan,who rides for Spain and is ranked No. 3 Young Rider in the world on the nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 74.298 per cent for the win. The score was a personal best for the pair in the Young Rider team test.

Jeanine Nekeman on Vlingh and Thalia Rockx on Verdi de la Fazenda, both of the Netherlands, placed second on 71.842 per cent and 70.351 per cent, respectively.

Lauren Asher of San Diego, California on De Noir was 19th on 67.061 per cent, Barbara “Bebe” Davis  of Wellington on Feivel Mousekewitz was 23rd on 65.614 per cent and Kerrigan Gluch also based in Wellington was 27th on Vaquero HGF with 65.000 per cent.

Juan and Dhannie won European Junior Championship Freestyle gold in 2015 and in 15 starts on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida over the winter posted 12 victories, including individual Freestyle gold on Dhannie at Small Tour in the CDIO3* Nations Cup.

He is scheduled to compete Quantico Ymas in the Under-25 division and Don Diego Ymas in the CDIO5* Nations Cup.

The family of three-time Spanish Olympian Juan Matute has been based in Wellington for the past decade.

Results:

CDIY Team Test:

 Judges C : Hans-Cristian MATTHIESEN      M : Raphael SALEH
E : Clive HALSALL
RK  NUM HORSE RIDER NAT. % E % C % M % TOTAL
1. 711 DHANNIE YMAS Juan MATUTE GUIMON
 ESP
74.474
(1.)
73.158
(1.)
75.263
(1.)
74.298
2. 725 VLINGH Jeanine NEKEMAN
 NED
70.395
(3.)
71.842
(2.)
73.289
(2.)
71.842
3. 726 VERDI DE LA FAZENDA Thalia ROCKX
 NED
70.132
(4.)
69.605
(8.)
71.316
(4.)
70.351
4. 728 SCAMPALO 6 Aleksandra MAKSAKOVA
 RUS
70.789
(2.)
67.763
(12.)
71.579
(3.)
70.044
5. 730 WEST SIDE STORY Estelle WETTSTEIN
 SUI
69.868
(6.)
70.263
(5.)
68.421
(11.)
69.518
6. 706 AIR MILES PB Sanne KIELENSTYN
 BEL
68.421
(8.)
70.921
(3.)
68.158
(12.)
69.167
7. 701 PORSCHE’S ELOY Diana PORSCHE
 AUT
70.000
(5.)
70.395
(4.)
65.921
(22.)
68.772
8. 723 ESPERANZA Jasmien DE KOEYER
 GER
67.500
(12.)
69.737
(7.)
68.158
(12.)
68.465
9. 721 MR MERCURY Amy SCHIESSL
 GBR
67.632
(11.)
69.868
(6.)
67.632
(16.)
68.377
10. 715 WOODSTOCK DE LA GUICHE Thomas BOBIS
 FRA
67.500
(12.)
68.158
(10.)
68.947
(7.)
68.202
11. 710 RUBIN EG Emilie KAMPMANN
 DEN
66.711
(17.)
68.158
(10.)
68.947
(7.)
67.939
12. 703 SEYMOUR BEGIJNHOEVE Denis BERVOETS
 BEL
67.237
(15.)
66.974
(15.)
68.553
(10.)
67.588
13. 717 ARDANTE Caroline DUFIL
 FRA
67.368
(14.)
65.789
(20.)
68.947
(7.)
67.368
14. 714 FANDANGO D’ARX Rachel BASTADY
 FRA
68.421
(8.)
67.105
(14.)
66.316
(20.)
67.281
15. 720 DARK LEGEND Charlotte FRY
 GBR
68.684
(7.)
63.816
(30.)
69.211
(6.)
67.237
15. 724 ROMEO Carlijn HUBERTS
 NED
65.921
(22.)
66.447
(18.)
69.342
(5.)
67.237
17. 702 DUKE DE NIRO Antonia ARL
 BEL
65.658
(24.)
68.816
(9.)
67.105
(17.)
67.193
18. 709 ARMAGEDDON Nastassja ROUSSEL
 BE:
67.105
(16.)
66.184
(19.)
68.026
(15.)
67.105
19. 731 DE NOIR 3 Lauren ASHER
 USA
67.763
(10.)
65.263
(24.)
68.158
(12.)
67.061
20. 719 ARTISTO W Mathis PORTEJOIE
 FRA
66.316
(18.)
66.579
(17.)
64.868
(27.)
65.921
21. 729 DAREK CH Stephanie HARTMANN
 SUI
66.316
(18.)
64.737
(26.)
66.579
(18.)
65.877
22. 704 ZICO Jamina GYSELS
 BEL
65.921
(22.)
65.789
(20.)
65.789
(23.)
65.833
23. 732 FEIVEL MOUSEKEWITZ Barbara DAVIS
 USA
64.211
(27.)
66.842
(16.)
65.789
(23.)
65.614
24. 705 PRECIOUS BLACK VAN DE HEERNIS Axelle JANSSENS
 BEL
64.079
(28.)
67.500
(13.)
65.000
(26.)
65.526
25. 712 DON DIAMOND 4 Piia SALMINEN
 FIN
65.263
(25.)
64.474
(27.)
66.053
(21.)
65.263
26. 727 HARVARD K Joanna TRAGARZ
 POL
66.316
(18.)
65.395
(23.)
63.684
(31.)
65.132
27. 733 VAQUERO HGF Kerrigan GLUCH
 USA
66.053
(21.)
64.079
(29.)
64.868
(27.)
65.000
28. 722 NIBELEY UJ LADY LARA Alex BAKER
 IRL
64.868
(26.)
65.526
(22.)
64.474
(29.)
64.956
29. 718 BELLEVUE Justine LUDOT
 FRA
63.816
(29.)
64.868
(25.)
65.263
(25.)
64.649
30. 707 AVANTI Julie KONINX
 BEL
63.553
(30.)
63.158
(31.)
66.447
(19.)
64.386
31. 716 QUIZZ Sarah DI BELLA
 FRA
63.421
(31.)
64.211
(28.)
64.079
(30.)
63.904
708 STING Jana MRVIK
 BEL
EL
Starters : 32 Started : 32 EL : 1 RET : 0 WD : 0