The sensational partnership of Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez and the 10-year-old gelding Lorenzo won the first leg of the FEI World Cup Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League at Odense in Denmark.
Being awarded a score of 82.060 they pushed Sweden’s seven-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven into runner-up spot with Paridon Magi, while Swedish rider Rose Mathisen, rode Zuidenwind into third.
“At the moment he may not be as sharp as he was earlier in the season, but he is coming along nicely. He coped very well with the atmosphere and he enjoyed the applause of the crowd!” said Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez who is based in the North of Denmark.
With 15 horse-and-rider combinations coming forward Lorenzo was always the favourite to win after topping the Grand Prix the day before. “I think a freestyle somehow should reflect the personality of the rider, and I very much like guitar music so Santana was an easy choice for me,” said Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez.
Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez hopes to continue to chase down qualifying points with the chance of making the FEI World Cup Dressage 2016/2017 Final which will take place in Omaha, Nebraska (USA) next March.
1, Lorenzo (Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez) ESP 82.060
2, Paridon Magi (Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven) SWE 79.555
3, Zuidenwind (Rose Mathisen) SWE 76.705
4, Du Soleil (Kristy Oakley) AUS 76.705
5, Jimmie Choo Seq (Mads Hendeliowitz) SWE 75.740
6, Radetzky (Marjan van Der Jagt) NED 74.375