Julio Mendoza Loor On Jewel’s Goldstrike Wins Pan American Games Individual Gold,

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Julio Mendoza Loor of Ecuador on Jewel’s Goldstrike. File photo. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Oct. 25, 2023

Julio Mendoza Loor of Ecuador on Jewel’s Goldstrike won Pan American Games individual gold medal Wednesday, Brazil’s João-Victor Marcari Oliva on Feel Good VO took silver, Anna Marek on Fire Fly of USA on First Apple the bronze.

The 44-year-old Julio who is based in Columbus, North Carolina, and his 12-year-old KWPN gelding, are the first medalists ever in the 72 years of the Pan Ams and the result earned him a start as an individual at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Svenja Grimm, 33, a German born rider who now competes for Chile, appear to have qualified on Doctor Rossi, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding for a second individual start in Paris. The FEI schedule does not specify the requirements.

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