Great performance of the PREs at the 2021 European Youth Championship for Dressage
The Spanish team led by Jenny Eriksson counted with 12 participants in total equally distributed among all three European categories: 4 in Young Riders, 4 in U18 and 4 in U14. The Purebred Spanish Horse was present in two categories: Resuelto AS, in U18 and Zanon, Soñador ΑS and, Lluent IV in U14.
After the team competition, the individual tests were carried out. In U18, a total of 64 riders participated. Javier Guillen Callejas riding Resuelto AS, owned by Guillen Callejas and bred by Antonio San Roman Moran, achieved the best performance on the Spanish team scoring 69.471% and placing 25th in the global ranking. In short, he was just a step away from classifying for the grand finale.
Regarding the younger U14 riders on the Spanish team, three out of four horses riding through the arena were Purebred Spanish Horses. Placing fifth by teams, Spain scored over 70% in four performances.
Jeanette Vallve riding Zanon, owned by Ganaderia Antonion Melia and bred by Pedro Marques Taltavull, scored best among the four Spanish riders. She placed 18th with a score of 71.442%.
Alfonso Ruiz riding Soñador AS, owned by Yeguada Las Fuentecillas SL and bred by Antonio San Roman Moran, a few steps behind placed 22nd with 70.550%.
Lastly, Andreu Barber riding Lluent IV, owned by Ganaderia Ancla and bred by Francisco Florit Marti, scored 70,134% and placed 24th.
Jeanette Vallve was present at the grand final on Sunday 11 July. The Catalan rider participated in the individual event. A very important event, only for the top 18 best riders in Europe. After her performance, she scored 69.847%.
Once more, the PRE was present at the most famous young rider competition. A key breed representation that proves the versatility of our beloved Spanish horse. We should highlight the fact that Javier Guillen Callejas and Alfonso Ruiz Velasco have participated for a second year in a row in this competition, a major sporting achievement.
Fotos: Lily Forado