• 05/08/2017

    Day 3 and 4 at Ermelo 2017: Poeta de Susaeta concludes the Final for 5-year olds with a 72.200% average

    Joyero VG and Vetusto JV I, fourth and ninth in the CDI 1* “Approved Sire Stallions”

    At the World Dressage Championships for Young Horses, the final for 5-year olds began at 9:00 am (Central European time). A black PRE named Poeta de Susaeta from Yeguada Susaeta and ridden by Guillermo García represented Spain on the second day in this category.

    It was 12:57 when horse and rider entered the arena; they were fortunate to have better weather than on the day of Preliminaries. They performed a very correct test, with good expression and sensations to earn an average of 72.200%; this score was lower with regards to the initial test due to the walk. On occasions, it seemed that some paces lacked ease of movement. The trot was excellent, as it was on the first day.

    The technical scores granted by the judges were 8.0 for trot, 6.3 for walk, 7.0 for canter, 7.5 for submission and 7.3 for perspective (future). These scores place this pair in 20th place on the general roster.

    In the newly created CDI 1* class for “Approves Sire Stallions,” there were two Purebred Spanish Horses. The first was Vetusto JV I, owned by Caballería Esteve-Agrapur, bred by Yeguada Juan Vázquez and ridden by Juan Lecina. This pair earned a 68.596% average, thus placing seventh in the final classification. The execution was very correct, clean, harmonious, but with a slight mistake in the second pirouette at canter. On the second day, the average earned by this pair was 67.250%, in the first test, to classify ninth place.

    The second PRE—representing Bermuda—was Joyero VG, owned by Barcelona Horses, bred by Yeguada Velasco-González and ridden by Annabelle Collins. This pair had a 69.211% average, thus placing them sixth. This pair improved greatly on the second say, to earn an average of (70.558%) to move up in the classification and become fourth on the final roster. Undoubtedly, it was a joy for PRE enthusiasts.  

    Once again, a Purebred Spanish Horse has made a name for itself among other young equines from other countries.
  • Source — ANCCE — 05/08/2017