The VI edition of IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK closed its doors with the CDI-W GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE ALFONSO X EL SABIO, this being the first time that Spain hosts a stage of the Western European League of the Dressage World Cup, most prestigious indoor dressage circuit on the planet.
The stands were overflowing with an expectant audience to see how the different Kürs that the participants were going to offer developed. This has been a class loaded with elegance that has left no one indifferent.
The unbeatable Beatriz Ferrer-Salat took the first place riding Delgado, her star horse. The Catalan finished with an incredible score of 81.285%, which has projected her to the top of the podium with no discussion possible. “It’s a dream to have a World Cup in Madrid,” said the Catalan. When asked about her arena partner, Beatriz smiles and says “Delgado is in top form despite being 17 years old”. It is not only a tradition to see Ferrer-Salat at IFEMA MADRID HORSE WEEK, an event she has been attending since 2014, but it is also becoming a tradition for her to winning edition after edition.
Second was his compatriot Claudio Castilla Ruiz with Alcaide, thus maintaining the position he had yesterday in the CDI-W TROFEO EULEN, with a not inconsiderable score of 78.915%, especially considering that this is his first World Cup,
The Portuguese Maria Caetano and Coroado took third place with 77.655%. “It’s a pleasure to compete in Madrid,” said Maria, “where I feel at home.”[:]