Spanish Riders Selected for Final Team Selection Trials for 2022 World Championships Dressage

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 09:38
Alejandro Sánchez Del Barco and Quincallo De Indalo win bronze at the 2022 Spanish Championships :: Photo © Lily Forado

The Spanish Equestrian Federation has announced the names of the riders who are in the running for the final Spanish team selection trials in Aachen and Fritzens in the lead-up to the 2022 World Championships Dressage in Herning. 

The first team observation and selection trial took place at the 2022 Spanish Dressage Championships in Barcelona last weekend, where Jose Antonio Garcia Mena piloted his Olympic mount Divina Royal to an easy victory in the absence of Beatriz Ferrer-Salat whose Tokyo ride Elegane is sidelined with an injury. The silver went to Jose Daniel Martin Dockx, whose Malagueno was a promise in 2021 but not ready yet for the big time. The PRE seems to have come of age. The bronze went to a brand new shooting start who outclassed several seasoned competitors in Barcelona: Alejandro Sanchez Del Barco on the grey PRE stallion Quincallo de Indalo. 

Brand new Technical Advisor Francis Verbeek, a Dutch 5* dressage judge, selected the FEI Nations Cup competitions in Rotterdam and Aachen as final team selection trials, only to find out that Spain was not even invited to Rotterdam. Fritzens has been chosen as alternate competition. 

Selected for the CDIO Aachen are 

  • Jose Daniel Martin Dockx - Malagueño Lxxxiii
  • Jose Antonio García Mena - Divina Royal
  • Alejandro Sánchez Del Barco - Quincallo De Indalo
  • Juan Antonio Jiménez Cobo - Euclides MOR

Two individual riders are selected for the 4* tour at the CDIO Aachen:

  • Jose Antonio García Mena - Sorento 
  • Juan Matute Guimón -  Quantico

Selected to compete at the CDI Fritzens are:

  • Agusti Elías Lara - Altaneiro 
  • teia Hernández - Romero De Trujillo 
  • Jordi Domingo Coll -  Esprit Don D 
  • Borja Carrascosa -  Laponia
  • Claudio Castilla Ruiz - Lario 
  • Claudio Castilla Ruiz - Hi-rico Do Sobral

Photo © Lily Forado

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