Juan Matute, Jr. & Quantico Ymas Win Segovia CDI3* Grand Prix Special for 1st European Big Tour Victory

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Juan Matute, Jr. competing Quantico Ymas at the Segovia CDI3*. © 2018 Lily Forado

SEGOVIA, Spain, May 13, 2018–Juan Matute, Jr. and Quantico Ymas won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday for the first Big Tour victory in Europe for the 20-year-old college student campaigning to be on Spain’s team for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon.

Juan, based in Florida with his family for more than a decade, and the 12-year-old German-bred gelding scored 71.149 per cent for the win. The pair placed third in the Grand Prix Friday in the first of three selection events to decide the Spanish team for the WEG in Tryon, North Carolina in four months.

Juan and Don Diego Ymas were second in the Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday night, behind Claudio Castilla Ruiz and Alcaide.

José Antonio Garcia Mena, who rode for Spain in the 2010 and 2014 World Games, placed second on Benzo Landro, in the Special on a score of 71.000 per cent.

Juan and Quantico competed successfully in the Under-25 division, placing third in the European U-25 Championship Grand Prix last September, a week after sweeping an international invitational staged during the senior European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The duo won the CDI4* Grand Prix at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida in March, 2017.

Juan, along with his parents and sister, became an American citizen earlier this year though he intends to continue competing for Spain for now.

For the first time, he will spend most of the year in Europe instead of Florida to advance his equestrian career while continuing online college.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Rank Rider H.No Horse   Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder /Owner E H C M B
1 159 QUANTICO YMAS Gelding/ / Bay / 2006 / Fighting Fit x Constant / / Juan Matute 530 69.681   2 70.851    1 72.766    1 72.447    2 70.000   1 71.149
2 97 BENZI LANDRO Gelding/ KWPN / Bay / 2006 / Olivi x Inspekteur / A.J. Knaap, Schalkwijk / Mercedes Freixas Fuste 400 69.894   1 70.000  2 72.553   2 73.191     1 69.362   2 71.000
3 50 ICARO MG Gelding/ P.R.E. / Grey / 2008 / Denebolo / / Angel Macias Garza 320 69.574   3 65.106   8 68.085   4 69.149   3 67.660   3 67.915
4 143 EMBAJADOR SG Stallion/ P.R.E. / Black / 2007 / Reclamo VI / / Az. Agr. “Il Cavallino” Di Di Marco Roberto 175 66.383   7 67.447   3 67.660   5 66.064   6 66.809   4 66.872
4 72 DOLMAN Gelding/ / Bay / 2008 / Lord Leatherdale / / Domingo Sporthorses, S. L. 175 66.702  4 66.809  4 68.191   3 68.085   4 64.574   9 66.872
Not placed
6 10 CAVA BLUE DU ROUET  Gelding/ / Bay / 2006 / / / Arturo Alvarez Pou 66.702   4 66.170   5 66.383   7 65.638   7 66.809   4 66.340
7 31 DIAVOLO DE LAUBRY  Gelding/ BWP / Dark Brown / 2003 / Alibi de Laubry x Unknown / Haras De Laubry , Asse / Cristobal Belmonte Roldan 65.745   8 65.638   6 66.915    6 66.277   5 64.362  10 65.787
8 82 TRIGUEÑA IX Mare/ Bay / 2005 / Xantiño G.C. / / Alfonso Exposito Sanatiso
66.596  6 65.426   7 65.426   8 62.872   11 64.894    7 65.043
9 20 FOCUS Gelding/ HANN / Bay / 2010 / / / Equifoal, S. L. 64.255  9 63.723  10 62.979  11 64.149   9 65.851   6 64.191
10 194 DARK JAZZ  Gelding/ KWPN / Black / 2008 / Jazz x Future / P. Bregman, Benningbroek / Jose Raga Perales 63.723  10 62.872  11 64.787   9 65.213   8 62.447  11 63.809
11 203 ROSCATELLI Stallion/ HANN / Bay / 2005 / Rosario x Ordos XX / Schneider, Werner / Segoviana Benidormense Sl 60.426 11 64.149   9 64.255  10 63.8301  0 64.681   8 63.468