Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos de Muñiz Logs 2 Victories at Caledon CDI3* Ahead of Rider’s Fifth Pan American Games

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Yvonne Losos de Muñiz and Aquamarijn. File phito. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

CALEDON, Ontario, June 2, 2019–Yvonne Losos de Muñiz posted two victories, the first of the year, in the CDI3* preparing for the Dominican Republic rider’s fifth straight Pan American Games to be staged in Lima, Peru at the end of July.

Yvonne and Aquamarijn, a 14-year-old KWPN mare she competed at the World Cup Final in March, won the Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday on a score of 74.040%. The duo scored 69.022% for third place in the Grand Prix Friday.

Canada’s Naima Moreira-Laliberté competing the 12-year-old Statesman in the pair’s first Big Tour musical performance placed second on 73.310%, after capturing the Grand Prix on a score of 69.957%.

Tina Busse-Irwin on Fancy That placed third on 69.395% in the second CDI Grand Prix on the 13-year-old Oldenburg mare. Tina is the top ranked Canadian on Laurencio in the Small Tour division for Lima.

Yvonne, 51 years old, rode Foco Loco W, a 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, to victory on a score of 66.191% in the Grand Prix Special.

Yvonne became the first Dominican equestrian to compete at an Olympics when she rode Foco Loco at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon last fall.

She won individual bronze medals at the Pan Ams in the Dominican Republic in 2003 and at Rio in 2007, and competed at the 2011 and 2015 continental championships.

Results;

CDI3* Grand Prix
Pl.  Ascending
 
Horse  
Rider  
Nat.  
 
 
 
 
 
Score  
 
 
1 STATESMAN MOREIRA LALIBERTE, NAIMA 69.957
2 ZODIAC MW LANE, MEGAN 69.435
3 AQUAMARIJN LOSOS DE MUNIZ, YVONNE 69.022
4 FANCY THAT IRWIN, TINA 68.326
5 FOCO LOCO W LOSOS DE MUNIZ, YVONNE 65.913
6 DESTINY DELIGDISH, MICAH 64.087
7 CENTAUR LF KONYER, JANET 62.761
8 DONNEGAN THOMSON, MELANIE 60.804
9 DISNEY TYME STRASSER, EVI 60.152
10 RONALDO YARUR READY, VIRGINIA 58.696

 

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
Pl.  Ascending
 
Horse  
Rider  
Nat.
 
 
Score  
1 FOCO LOCO W LOSOS DE MUNIZ, YVONNE DOM 66.191
2 ZODIAC MW LANE, MEGAN CAN 65.660
3 DESTINY DELIGDISH, MICAH ISR 63.574
4 CENTAUR LF KONYER, JANET CAN 62.404
5 DONNEGAN THOMSON, MELANIE CAN 61.213
6 DISNEY TYME STRASSER, EVI CAN 59.702

 

CDI Grand Prix Freestyle
Pl.  
Horse  
Rider  
Nat.  
 
 
 
Score  Descending
 
1. AQUAMARIJN LOSOS DE MUNIZ, YVONNE DOM 74.040
2. STATESMAN MOREIRA LALIBERTE, NAIMA CAN 73.310
3. FANCY THAT IRWIN, TINA CAN 69.395