Florida-Based Juan Matute & Quantico Ymas Win Inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix in Gothenburg

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Juan Matute, Jr. riding Quantico Ymas in the inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix in Gothenburg, Sweden. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com (Click on images for full size)

 

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Aug. 24, 2017–Juan Matute, Jr,, the Florida-based teen star for Spain, on Quantico Ymas won the inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix, an invitational even being staged alongside the European Championships of dressage and jumping.

The victory by Juan and the 11-year-old gelding was on a personal best U25 Grand Prix score of 71.674 per cent and the only pair among the 11 combinations from five nations to top 70 per cent. Sweden took second and third places–Lina Dolk on Biggles on 69.395 per cent and Isabella Tovek on Weltliebe on 69.256 per cent.

The freestyle is scheduled for Saturday in the Ullevi stadium which has been configured to seat 27,000 spectators for dressage and jumping.

Lina Dolk on Biggles in the Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Quantico Ymas that Juan’s family bought as a two-year-old was “very confident and relaxed” in the impressive huge stadium.

“It’s not only the arena,” he said, “it’s also the environment where we’re riding among the very best in Europe with the European Championships of dressage and jumping being hosted here, which is fantastic. As a U25 rider it’s very exciting to see not only the top riders of my discipline but also of jumping.”

Juan and Quantico have enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic since the duo’s first international, a Young Rider event at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in the winter of 2014.

Immediately following this event, Juan heads to Lamprechtshausen, Austria for the second year of the European Under-25 Championships.

Juan Matute, Jr. and Quantico Ymas in the inaugural Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Results:

Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix
Judges–E: Oliver Smeets BEL H: Maria Colliander FIN C: Raphael Saleh FRA M: Susanne Baarup DEN B:
Lars Andersson SWE
RANK HNR COMPETITOR NATION E H C M B TOTAL

Placed competitors

1. 673 Quantico Ymas Juan Matute Guimon ESP 73.721 % 69.186 % 70.349 % 71.977 % 73.140 % 71.674
(DETAILS)
€1.000
bay / 11y. / G / Fighting Fit / 104FE38 / Juan Matute (1.) (2.) (1.) (1.) (1.)
2. 679 Biggles 1015 Lina Dolk SWE 68.256 % 69.884 % 67.326 % 70.349 % 71.163 % 69.395
(DETAILS)
€800
bay / 19y. / S / SWB / Briar / Krevad / SWE04590 / Fam. Ingrid Lundbergpersson (4.) (1.) (4.) (2.) (2.)
3. 682 Weltliebe Isabella Tovek SWE 68.605 % 68.372 % 69.535 % 70.000 % 69.767 % 69.256
(DETAILS)
€600
chest / 14y. / G / DWB / Weltjunge / Andiamo / 103GG91 / Susanne Tovek (3.) (3.) (2.) (3.) (3.)
4. 678 Zamacho Z Jill Huybregts NED 68.953 % 68.140 % 66.860 % 68.837 % 66.163 % 67.791
(DETAILS)
€400
bay / 13y. / G / Rousseau / Rossini / 103BS93 / C.C.W. Huijbregts (2.) (4.) (6.) (4.) (7.)
5. 677 Watoeshi Carlijn Huberts NED 66.977 % 65.814 % 69.186 % 68.605 % 67.907 % 67.698
(DETAILS)
€200
black / 14y. / G / Harmony’s Rousseau / 105OP70 / J.A..M. Huberts & P.G. Hermens (5.) (7.) (3.) (5.) (5.)

Total: €3,000

Other, non-placed competitors

6. 674 Sergio Nathalie Braun GER 66.860 % 66.395 % 67.093 % 67.907 % 67.093 % 67.070
(DETAILS)
11y. / G / RHEIN / Stedinger / Festivo / 104GH19 / Braun,Nathalie (6.) (5.) (5.) (6.) (6.)
7. 672 Bolero Alexandra Barbançon Mestre ESP 66.047 % 63.953 % 64.186 % 64.535 % 68.372 % 65.416
(DETAILS)
11y. / KWPN / Johnson / Vincent / 104QU45 / Alexandra Barbancon Mestre (8.) (9.) (10.) (10.) (4.)
8. 671 Saint Tropez 13 Katharina Haas AUT 66.163 % 60.698 % 65.000 % 66.628 % 66.163 % 64.930
(DETAILS)
black / 14y. / S / OLDBG / Sandro Hit / Feinbrand / 103DA98 / Katharina Haas (7.) (11.) (8.) (7.) (7.)
9. 681 Soega Denise Ljungkvist SWE 63.837 % 64.070 % 66.163 % 65.930 % 64.186 % 64.837
(DETAILS)
bay / 10y. / M / SWB / Sandakan 1078 / Amiral 764 / 105MT34 / Pia Ljungkvist (10.) (8.) (7.) (8.) (9.)
10. 680 Herbie Hancock Graftebjerg Alva Lander SWE 64.884 % 65.930 % 62.907 % 64.767 % 63.140 % 64.326
(DETAILS)
bay / 15y. / G / DWB / Blue Hors Hertug / Michellino / DEN40430 / Lotta Lander (9.) (6.) (11.) (9.) (10.)
11. 676 Oswin Geert Hofland NED 62.558 % 62.674 % 64.535 % 61.163 % 63.023 % 62.791
(DETAILS)
bay / 21y. / G / KWPN / Jazz / Michelangelo / 105IC04 / L.J. Hofland & S.E. Hofland-Spieker (11.) (10.) (9.) (11.) (11.)