Beatriz Ferrer-Salat & Delgado Take Spanish Championship Grand Prix, Key Event for World Games Team Selection
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MADRID, May 31, 2018–Beatriz Ferrer-Salat and Delgado, top ranked combination for Spain, won the national championship Grand Prix Thursday as a key event on the pair’s journey seeking to go to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in September.
Beatriz and the 17-year-old Westfalen gelding ranked No. 17 in the world and a 2016 Olympic combination, were awarded 74.109 per cent from the ground jury on which four of the five judges were from Spain, common in most countries in national championships.
Claudio Castilla Ruiz and Alcaide, a 13-year-old Lusitano stallion, placed second on 73.022 per cent with José Antonio Garcia Mena on Benzi Landro third on 71.522 per cent.
Juan Matute, Jr., the 20-year-old Florida-based college student pursuing a spot on the WEG team, was fourth on Quantico Ymas on 69.674 per cent and fifth on Don Diego Ymas on 69.609 per cent.
Severo Jurado Lopez and Deep Impact, Spain’s second highest ranked pair that competed last week in the Nations Cup in Denmark where the rider works for Andreas Helgstrand, is not competing in these championships.
However, the CHIO World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany will be decided factor in selecting the WEG team, as it will be for several countries.
1) Beatriz Ferrer-Salat – DELGADO 74.022%
2) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – ALCAIDE 73.022%
3) José Antonio Garcia Mena – BENZI LANDRO 71.522%
4) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – QUANTICO YMAS 69.674%
5) Juan Pablo Matute Guimon – DON DIEGO YMAS 69.609%
6) Juan Antonio Jiménez Cobo – EUCLIDES MOR 69.413%
7) Jordi Domingo Coll – DOLMAN 68.457%
8) Juan Manuel Vidal Testal – UTOPIA H 68.130%
9) Cristobal Belmonte Roldán – DIAVOLO DE LAUBRY 67.370%
10) Annabelle Collins – JOYERO VG 67.196%
11) Claudio Castilla Ruiz – ICARO MG 66.130%
12) José Ignacio López Porras – NAIPE XIII 64.630%
13) Alberto Garcia Martin – ISLEÑO FS 63.848%
14) Patricia Arjonilla Fernández – UNCLE JOEY G 62.696%
15) Miguel Polo Ruiz – IMPETU MSUAY 62.543%
16) Sonsoles Roldan Martínez – DEO H.P.V. 62.478%
17) Miguel Ruiz Olmos – ROSCATELLI RET