Ecuador’s Julio Cesar Mendoza Loor & Jewel’s Goldstrike Win Wellington CDI3* Freestyle on Career Best Score

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Julio Mendoza Loor of Ecuador on Jewel’s Goldstrike celebrating double victory at Global Dressage Festival. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 25, 2022–Ecuador’s Julio Cesar Mendoza Loor and Jewel’s Goldstrike won the Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday on an international career high score for the U.S.-based rider.

Julio and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding scored 75.465% for the win following victory in the Grand Prix Thursday and after only one other Big Tour event earlier in March.

Julio, based in Columbus, North Carolina, competed Chardonnay at the 2017 Bolivarian Games and the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

Germany’s Christoph Koschel and Favorito, a 12-year-old Lusitano stallion, was second on 74.595%.

Hope Cooper of Concord, Massachusetts on Hot Chocolate W, a 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding, was third on 71.400%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Sandra Hotz Thomas Keßler Sven-Günter Rothenberger Stephen Clarke Kurt Christensen
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 75.465 ECU Julio Cesar Mendoza Loor Jewel’s Goldstrike 74.050 74.275 77.925 78.650 72.425
2. 74.595 GER Christoph Koschel Favorito 11 75.225 73.775 76.675 73.375 73.925
3. 71.400 USA Hope Cooper Hot Chocolate W 70.100 71.825 74.425 69.950 70.700
4. 69.520 COL María Alejandra Aponte González Duke De Niro 65.850 69.925 72.775 69.800 69.250
5. 67.595 CAN Evi Strasser Déjà Vu Tyme 66.850 65.525 67.600 69.100 68.900
6. 63.960 CAN Karis Van Essen Camistry J 64.150 62.400 65.750 64.225 63.275
7. 63.390 SUI Barbara Bertschinger Sonnenberg’s Solisco CH 64.925 59.650 64.750 64.450 63.175