Juan Matute, Jr. & Don Diego Ymas Win Rotterdam CDI Under-25 Freestyle With Personal Best Score

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Juan Matute, Jr. on Diego Ymas celebrating victory in the Rotterdam CDI Under-25 Freestyle. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 23, 2017–Florida resident Juan Matute, Jr. on Don Diego Ymas won the CDI Under-25 Freestyle Friday with a personal best score three weeks after capturing the Spanish national title.

Juan, who rides for Spain, and the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 76.015 per cent for the rider’s first international event in Europe this year. The pair won the national level Spanish Under-25 championships in Madrid three weeks ago

The 19-year-old rider who starts college this year, has competed Don Diego at international levels since junior events in Florida six years ago and partnered at the European Junior Championships in 2012 and 2013 and the inaugural European Under-25 Championships last year.

His father competed for Spain in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics. The family moved to Wellington, Florida six years ago.

Juan Matute, Jr. surrounded by fans seeking his autograph at the Rotterdam CHIO. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jeanine Nieuwenhuis of the Netherlands on TC Athene placed second on 73.650 per cent with Spain’s Alexandra Barbançon Mestre on Bolero third on 73.270 per cent.

Results:

CDI Under-25 Freestyle

RANK HNR COMPETITOR NATION E H C M B TOTAL

Placed competitors

1. 265 DON DIEGO YMAS MATUTE GUIMON Juan ESP 73.625 % 78.375 % 77.500 % 79.375 % 71.200 % 76.015 %
1300 EUR
HANN / GD / 2003 / Don Frederico / Juan Matute (1.) (1.) (1.) (1.) (4.)
2. 270 TC ATHENE NIEUWENHUIS Jeanine NED 71.625 % 73.500 % 73.875 % 75.375 % 73.875 % 73.650 %
1000 EUR
KWPN / GD / 2005 / United / T.J.M.Coomans & G.M.Maree (3.) (2.) (2.) (3.) (1.)
3. 264 BOLERO BARBANÇON MESTRE Alexandra ESP 70.500 % 72.750 % 73.750 % 76.375 % 72.975 % 73.270 %
700 EUR
KWPN / ST / 2006 / Johnson / Alexandra Barbancon Mestre (5.) (3.) (3.) (2.) (2.)
4. 266 RODRIGOS E.H. FUCHS Anna-Louisa GER 72.875 % 71.000 % 69.500 % 72.125 % 71.450 % 71.390 %
500 EUR
/ GD / 2002 / Royal Diamond / Dominique Garvs (2.) (5.) (5.) (4.) (3.)
5. 261 DI SANDRO OLD PORSCHE Diana AUT 71.375 % 71.625 % 69.875 % 71.500 % 69.225 % 70.720 %
300 EUR
OLDBG / GD / 2003 / De Niro / Diana Porsche (4.) (4.) (4.) (6.) (5.)
6. 268 WATOESHI HUBERTS Carlijn NED 68.625 % 69.250 % 66.000 % 72.125 % 68.750 % 68.950 %
200 EUR
KWPN / GD / 2003 / Harmony’s Rousseau / J.A..M. Huberts & P.G. Hermens (7.) (6.) (7.) (4.) (7.)

Total: 4,000.00 EUR

Other, non-placed competitors

7. 269 ZAMACHO Z HUYBREGTS Jill NED 69.375 % 68.625 % 68.125 % 68.750 % 68.875 % 68.750 %
KWPN / GD / 2004 / Rousseau / C.C.W. Huijbregts (6.) (7.) (6.) (8.) (6.)
8. 272 BEXLI WIEDELER Teddy NED 67.250 % 67.375 % 65.625 % 70.000 % 68.125 % 67.675 %
KWPN / GD / 2006 / Rubinero / T.Wiedeler (8.) (9.) (9.) (7.) (8.)
9. 273 SAMARANCH GELUK Elisabeth NED 65.875 % 67.750 % 65.875 % 68.500 % 65.150 % 66.630 %
KWPN / GD / 1999 / Krack C / M.C.B. Geluk-Haentjens Dekker (9.) (8.) (8.) (9.) (9.)
10. 267 LORD OF ROCK VAN GROTEL Sanne NED 62.750 % 65.000 % 61.750 % 66.625 % 62.125 % 63.650 %
/ ST / 2003 / Lord Sinclair II / Cappuccino’s B.V. (11.) (10.) (11.) (10.) (10.)
11. 263 UTAH BLAIS TETREAULT Mathilde CAN 64.125 % 62.000 % 63.125 % 62.625 % 61.650 % 62.705 %
KWPN / GD / 2001 / Jazz / Mathilde Blais Tetreault (10.) (11.) (10.) (11.) (11.)
12. 262 VELVET DREAM SCHEPENS Carole BEL 58.250 % 61.250 % 61.250 % 55.125 % 61.650 % 59.505 %
/ MA / 2004 / Dream Of Heidelberg / Schepens Jean-Paul (12.) (12.) (12.) (12.) (11.)