Spanish Pony Pairs for 2020 European Youth Championships Named

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:31
Naiara Galindez Urquijo and Altanero CCCCIV :: Photo © Lily Forado

The Spanish equestrian federation has announced the names of the pony pairs that will represent Spain at the 2020 European Youth Championships in Budapest on 23 - 30 August 2020. 

Spain will only be fielding two individual combinations instead of a team of three or four pairs. 

The selected riders are:

  • Sofia Del Olmo Bak - Sophienhof's Maroon, a 15-year old Holsteiner bred German Riding pony by Sophienhof's Marok
  • Naiara Galindez Urquijo - Altanero CCCCIV, a 14-year old PRE by Gnidium

For the pony-sized PRE bred Altanero, Budapest will be his fourth European Championships in his career; the first time in 2015 with sister Ana Lide Galindez and in 2018 and 2019 with Naiara. Sofia Del Olmo Bak and Maroon will be in their second, consecutive Europeans. 

Photo © Lily Forado

Related Link
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2020 European Youth Championships