CSI 3*

Mariano Martinez Bastida Accelerates to Win the €27,500 BMW Autosa Challenge CSI 3*

Sariego, Spain – July 08, 2023 – The Yeguada Maeza CSI 3* started Friday morning and continued throughout the day at the Yeguada Finca Maeza facilities. The day finished with the  €27,500 BMW Autosa Trophy CSI 3*, which was won at breakneck speed by Mariano Martínez Bastida (ESP).

The Yeguada Maeza CSI 3* has started with a high level of sport, with a sunny day and a very good public atmosphere in the equestrian facilities of Sariego. The first Longines Ranking FEI class has been win by a Spanish rider, in which seven of the 54 participants managed to go to the jump-off. The tight time of the initial round meant that another five riders who did not have any poles down were penalized and could not compete in the barrage.

Mariano Martínez Bastida (ESP) & Quark de Preuilly Z

In the jump off, Mariano Martínez Bastida (ESP) broke the balance with a breathtaking ride on “Quark de Preuilly Z“. While all his rivals were timing around 40 seconds, the rider from Murcia, always fast, and with “Quark de Preuilly” in top form, completed the course in 35’90 seconds, which gave him an unquestionable victory.

Mexican Fernando Martínez Sommer (ESP) & Lady van de Haarterhoeve

The one who came closest to the winner’s result was the Mexican Fernando Martínez Sommer (ESP), who took 39’24 seconds with “Lady van de Haarterhoeve“.

Ismael García Roque (ESP) & Jackson

Finishing in third place, it was the Spaniard Ismael García Roque (ESP) with “Jackson“, being timed in 40’46 seconds. Billy Twomey, with 40’87, was fourth riding “Chat Botte ED”, and Carolina Aresu was fifth with “Domperignon”. They were the five participants who repeated the zero in the jump off.

Juan Carlos Sama Álvarez, Commercial Director of BMW Autosa presented gave the trophy to the winner. 

“Everything went great, Quark is in a very good shape”, commented Mariano Martínez Bastida (ESP) after his victory, highlighting that “Quark de Preuilly Z” is a shot right now, he turns fast, he gallops, he is unstoppable. He has already done a 3* Grand Prix very easily and I think he is a very good horse for 1’55 classes”.

Mariano Martinez Bastida (ESP) & Quark de Preuilly Z during the awards ceremony

Final Results – €27,500 BMW Autosa CSI 3* – 1.45m

1) Mariano Martinez Bastida (ESP) & Quark de Preuilly Z – 0 / 0 – 35.90

2) Fernando Martinez Sommer (MEX) & Lady van de Haarterhoeve – 0 / 0 – 39.24

2) Ismael Garcia Roque (ESP) & Jackson – 0 / 0 – 40.46

Source: Press release (edited) from Oxersport

Photos: © Oxer Sport / Manuel Queimadolos