Bernadette Pujals & Curioso Win Mexico City CDI3* Grand Prix to Earn Tryon World Equestrian Games Start

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Bernadette Pujals and Curioso XXV competing at the Mexico City CDI3*. © 2018 Irina Mikhailova/Dressage Mexico

MEXICO CITY, April 7, 2018–Bernadette Pujals earned an invitation to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon when the two-time Olympian for Mexico won the Mexico City CDI3* Grand Prix Saturday and the second qualifying result.

Bernadette and Curioso XXV, a 17-year-old P.R.E. stallion, received a score of 68.587 per cent, four months after receiving a score of 69.260 per cent in a Mexico City CDI3* Grand Prix. Two such results of 66 per cent are required to qualify for the world championships in Tryon, North Carolina in September.

Martha Fernanda del Valle on Beduino LAM, and the only other combination in the Grand Prix, received a score of 66.543 per cent, the first result of 66 per cent.

Bernadette, 49 years old, has been Mexico’s leading Big Tour rider for several years. She competed in the 2008 and 2016 Olympics, the 1998 and 2006 World Equestrian Games and three Pan American Games.

Curioso was ridden at Grand Prix by Spain’s Victor Alvarez Díez from 2010 to 2016  before Bernadette took over the ride.