Spain’s José Antonio Garcia Mena debuts Spanish-bred Divina Royal at Big Tour to win Abrantes CDI3* Grand Prix
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ABRANTES, Portugal, April 24, 2021–Spain’s José Antonio Garcia Mena debuted the Spanish-bred Divina Royal at Big Tour to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Saturday, just 0.131% ahead of Portugal’s championship team partnership of Rodrigo Torres on Fogoso Horsecampline.
José and the 11-year-old Hanoverian mare by Desperados scored 72.783% for the win and the first international competition since Intermediate B two years ago.
Rodrigo and Fogoso were awarded 72.652% for runner-up with three judges placing Davinia Royal first and two giving the nod to Fogoso. Rodrigo and the 11-year-old Lusitano gelding were on Portugal’s team at the 2019 European Championships that earned the nation a start at the Tokyo Olympics.
Fellow Portuguese Martim Meneres on Equador were third on 69.457%.
CDI3* Grand Prix
|Judges:||Frederico Pinteus||Maarten Van der Heijden||Isobel Wessels||Francis Verbeek van Rooy||Irina Maknami|
|1.||72.783||ESP||José Antonio Garcia Mena||Divina Royal||72.717||70.109||72.5||74.674||73.913|
|2.||72.652||POR||Rodrigo Torres||Fogoso Horsecampline||74.457||73.804||69.239||73.043||72.717|
|4.||69.326||ESP||José Antonio Garcia Mena||Cuba Libre||68.152||67.935||69.13||70.652||70.761|
|5.||69.130||BRA||João-Victor Marcari Oliva||Escorial Horsecampline||69.457||67.826||68.478||68.043||71.848|
|6.||68.522||POR||Vasco Mira Godinho||Garrett||67.5||69.565||67.283||68.913||69.348|
|7.||68.391||POR||Daniel Pinto||Furst Fritz 10||69.348||67.717||68.043||67.935||68.913|
|8.||67.587||POR||Rita Ralão Duarte||Disturbio||66.196||68.913||67.065||67.174||68.587|