Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos De Muñiz & Aquamarijn Post Personal Best to Win Wellington World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

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Yvonne Losos De Muñiz and Aquamarijn in the Global Dressage Fall Festival World Cup Freestyle. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Dec. 12, 2020–Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of Dominican Republic rode Aquamarijn to a personal best score to win the Global Dressage Fall Festival World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday.

Yvonne, and the 15-year-old KWPN mare beginning the fifth year of their partnership scored 79.625% to eclipse the previous high result of 78.910% set at the same Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in mid-March, the week that horse sports were halted world wide due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday.

Susan Dutta of Wellington on Figeac DC was runner-up on 74.510%, also a personal best freestyle result.

Susie and Figeac first began their competition partnership almost seven years ago in young horse events. She and the Oldenburg gelding now 11 years old, moved up to Big Tour in Europe 15 months ago.

Susan Dutta and Figeac DC in the Global Dressage Fall Festival World Cup Freestyle. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Yvonne plans to compete Aquamarijn during the winter-long Global Festival in a campaign to go to the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden in April, the same city where the duo competed in the annual championship centered around the musical performance in 2019.

Yvonne, who has already qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo in July, placed first on Aquamarijn in the Big Tour Freestyle at the Pan American Games of mixed level competition in Lima, Peru last year.

Results:

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

                Gabriela Valerianova William Warren Janet Lee Foy Cesar Torrente Christof Umbach  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   79.625   DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Aquamarijn   81.475 77.125 79.8 81.225 78.5  
2.   74.510   USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC   74.225 73.625 73.55 74.575 76.575  
3.   68.800   ISR Sahar Daniel Hirosh Whitman   69.575 67.65 70.225 66.7 69.85  
4.   63.890   USA Adrienne Pot Bon-Ami   65.225 64.4 63.675 60.225 65.925