Great excitement this Saturday in MHW. Top – Level competition, shows, exhibitions… and more activities have been the protagonists. In the FEI World Cup Driving, the best driver was the reining #1 Boyd Exel, second was Rainer Duen and third Koos de Ronde.
With any doubt, this afternoon has been loaded of excitement. In the CSI5* Estrella Damm Trophy, Fifteen of the 46 riders managed to go through the winning round. The German Daniel Deusser, since the beginning of the class, setted a time along with “First Class van Eckelghem” that seemed difficult to beat, But nothing is impossible. A few minutes after, the Egyptian Karim El Zoghby with her mare “Amelia” was able to lower nearly 2 seconds Deusser’s clock. Third place went to the German Phillip Welshaupt and “Liberty Son, with only half a second difference of his compatriot.
Luca Maria Moneta and Kevin Gonzalez de Zárate shane in the Six Bars and Jump and Drive’s Trophy
Saturday night featured two dynamic classes, the six bar and the Jump&Drive. Luca Maria Moneta with "Neptune Brecourtn" won the Six Bar competition, Pedro del Hierro Trophy. The italian was the only rider to jump over the 2m height obstacule and without knocking any of the jumps. Second was the Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya and third Martin Fuchs who was able to jump the last obstacule but knocked the one before.
The Spanish rider Kevin Gonzalez was the winner of the Jump & Drive Mitsubishi Trophy. It seemed that the Norwegian rider, Ole Kristoffer, was going to be the number one but the last pair to come into the arena, Kevin and "Chevalier B", lowered his time dragging Ole to the second position. Third was Alvaro Diaz Garcia
Elin Uppling and Cristina Orruño, protagonists of the CSI2*
The CSI2 * brought down the curtain with the most important test: the Grand Prix Hola Trophy. Of the 26 pairs who took part in the test, eight were classified for the Jump Off. Elin Uppling and "Et Toi Hh" were the only pair that finished with no faults in the jump off, raising the Swiss rider to the top and winning her first International Gran Prix. David Uson Olaso, who has done a really good competition these 3 days, was qualified in second place. Third was Luis Fernandez Gil Fournier riding "Deva".
In the morning, Cristina Orruño Jauregui and "Antalya" adds another victory after winning the MHW Trophy, first competition of the day. The young rider, also winner on Thursday, did an unbelievable time of 54,73. Diana Marsa, highlighted for being a quick rider, came up second this time with "Andi D'Emiralia" and third was the Italian Eugenio Grimaldi riding "Land Lord".
Spanish riders dominated the CDI3*
The first CDI3* Grand Prix test, Marca Trophy, finished today with the victory of the Spanish rider Jose Daniel Martin Dockx riding "Grandioso" with a total of 74.300%. Next to qualify was Beatriz Ferrer-Salat and "Sir Radjah" with an average of 73.720%, rider who just won the CDI-W in Stuttgart. Both Spanish riders and horses qualified in the same place in Madrid's Horse Week last edition 2014. Third was Claudio Castilla Ruiz with "Alcaide" with a total of 70.600%
Sunday's day will have an intensive programming. The Grand Prix Longines World Cup Mutua Madrileña Trophy will take place tomorow morning at 1:00pm, in which the riders will try to achieve points to guarantee a place in Las Vegas final. Among them are Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum, Simon Delestre, current leader of the European League. The Spanish team which includes Sergio Alvarez Moya, Pilar Cordón, Manuel Fernández Saro, Laura Roquet and Julio Arias will also take part. Later on the Dressage Freestyle Grand Prix will be hold at 4.30pm and MHW will brake down the curtains with the first Driving World Cup,Vitalden Trophy, held in Madrid.