Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Win 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Championships

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:32
2019 Spanish Dressage Championships
Claudio Castilla Ruiz, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat and Juan Antonio Jimenez at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix Championships in Segovia :: Photo © Lily Forado

Senior Grand Prix rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat became the winner of the 2019 Spanish Dressage Championships held in Segovia, Spain, on 6 - 9 June 2019. 

No less than 26 combinations gathered in Segovia for the National Grand Prix Championships. The event was action packed with national classes across the levels but only the senior Grand Prix riders had their Championships for the Medals and title, while the youth riders will have their Nationals in September. 

Eighteen riders completed all three rounds with the Kur to Music finals on Saturday. Spain's most experienced Grand Prix rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat wielded the axe of power once again on her evergreen, 18-year old Westfalian Delgado (by De Niro x Weltmeyer). The pair won all three rounds with 74.783% in the Grand Prix, 74.702% in the Special and 80.850% in the Kur. Her overall victory granted her the gold medal and seventh title in her career. Beatriz also brought along her rising Grand Prix horse Elegance (by Negro) to Segovia and placed second in the GP and Special but was only eligible to rode one horse in the freestyle.

Ferrer-Salat on Delgado
The silver medal went to Claudio Castilla Ruiz on the 14-year old Lusitano Alcaide (by Lobito x Novilheiro). They were only fifth in the Grand Prix  (70.543%), but worked their way up to a 73.553% score in the Special and 76.830% in the freestyle.

Juan Antonio Jimenez triumphed on the Mexican owner Lusitano stallion Euclides MOR (by Riopele x Gingao) and finished with the bronze medal. The pair achieved 71.609% in the Grand Prix, 69.404% in the Special and 74.300% in the Kur to Music.

The Spanish Championships were the come back event for Juan Matute Guimon's Hanoverian gelding Quantico (by Fighting Fight), who last competed at the CDI Madrid in November 2019. The pair finished fourth overall. 

Photo © Lily Forado

Results - 2019 Spanish Dressage Championships - Segovia

Seniors

  • 1. Beatriz Ferrer - Salat -  Delgado - 74.783 - 74.702 -  80.850 --- 230.335
  • 2. Claudio Castilla Ruiz -  Alcaide- 70.543 - 73.553 - 76.830 --- 220.926
  • 3. Juan Antonio Jimenez Cobo - Euclides Mor - 71.609 - 69.404 - 74.300 --- 215.313
  • 4. Juan Matute Guimon - Quantico -  67.478 -  71.064 - 76.150 --- 214.692
  • 5. Cristobal Belmonte Roldán - Diavolo II de Laubry- 69.304  - 68.532 -  74.300 --- 212.136
  • 6. Jordi Domingo Coll - Dolman - 68.087 - 67.213 - 72.775 --- 208.075
  • 7. Alejandro Asencio Mendez - Focus - 67.478 - 68.681 - 70.875 --- 207.034
  • 8. Alfonso Expósito Santiso - Estoque - 68.826 - 66.532-  69.715 --- 205.073
  • 9. Adin Rodríguez Peinado - Spirit JM - 66.522  - 67.638-  70.415 --- 204.575
  • 10. José Ignacio López Porras -  Naipe XIII - 66.761 - 66.106 - 69.725 --- 202.592
  • 11. Manuel Pérez Valle -  Enebro XXXII  - 66.391 - 64.191 - 69.035 --- 199.617
  • 12. Sonsoles Roldan Martínez -  Deo H.P.V. - 64.065 - 65.085-  68.350 --- 197.500
  • 13. Ismael Sánchez Moreno -  Dominante - 66.457 - 62.617 - 68.150 --- 197.224
  • 14. Juan De Dios Ramírez García - Quaterback -  65.174 - 64.553 - 66.285 --- 196.012
  • 15. Miguel Polo Ruiz - Impetu -  64.087 - 63.979 - 66.710 --- 194.776
  • 16. Arturo Diaz Mellado - OVD-Karin -  64.261 - 63.447 - 66.875 --- 194.583
  • 17. Miguel Ruiz Olmos -  Roscatelli - 64.065 - 60.766 - 66.525 --- 191.356
  • 18. Manuel García González -  Eye-Catcher - 62.174 - 58.128 -  62.650 --- 182.952