Pablo Gomez Molina & Ulises de Ymas Win Ocala CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle for Spanish Rider’s First Big Tour Victory

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Pablo Gomez Molina and Ulises de Ymas riding to personal best score to win World Equestrian Center CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OCALA, Florida, Dec. 10, 2021–Pablo Gomez Molina rode Ulises de Ymas to victory in the World Equestrian Center CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday for the Spanish rider’s first Big Tour victory.

Pablo and the 11-year-old P.R.E. gelding were awarded 75.640% for the win, beating their only previous Grand Prix Freestyle result of 73.605% at this same show grounds in October. The pair’s second place finish in the Grand Prix Thursday was their highest placing in nine Big Tour starts to that point.

Tyra Vernon and Ruben placed second on 69.130% with Jacqueline MacDonald and Malcarat third on 68.385%

Pablo, 27, is based in Wellington, Florida but competes the Ymas horses extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, including the 2016 and 2018 European Under-25 Championships. He has competed Ulises internationally since the horse was seven years old, at Small Tour in Europe in 2018 and began Big Tour at Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival last March.

The pair’s second place finish in the Grand Prix Thursday was their highest placing in nine Big Tour starts to that point.

Pablo Gomez Molina on Ulises de Ymas at World Equestrian Center celebrating first Big Tour victory. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle
Judges: E-Yuri Romanov H-Cesar Torrente C-Maribel Alonso de Quinzanos M-Sarah Geikie B-Peter Storr
1. Pablo Gomez Molina/ESP – Ulises de Ymas – 75.640%
2. Tyra Vernon/USA – Ruben – 69.130%
3. Jacqueline MacDonald/USA – Malcarat – 68.385%
4. Maria Alejandra Aponte/COL Duke De Niro – 67.850%
5. Krystalann Shingler/CAN – Fidelio – 66.170%