João Miguel Torrao & Equador Make it 2-for-2 on Personal Best Score to Win Beloura CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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João Miguel Torrao and Equador. File photo. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

BELOURA, Portugal, Aug. 28, 2020–João Miguel Torrao and Equador won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday, posting a personal best score for the second day in a row for the fourth straight victory for the Portugal team partnership.

João and the 11-year-old Lusitano stallion scored 77.468% for the win, beating the previous best of 75.787% set 13 months ago. The 2019 European Championship combination competing for Portugal posted a Grand Prix personal best result of 77.000% Friday.

Team mate Maria Caetano on her up and coming Fenix de Tineo placed second on 70.511%, also a personal best, surpassing the pair’s previous best of 70.044% set a month ago.

Vasco Mira Godinho on Garrett was third on 69.660% to round out a Portuguese sweep of the first five places.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges:E-Frederico Pintéus H-Magnus Ringmark C-Hans-Christian Matthiesen M-Evi Eisenhardt B-Sandrine Trimborn