SNEAK PEEK: Competition Tips from International Dressage Rider Juan Matute

Competition Tips from International Dressage Rider, Juan Matute

By Ashley Harvey

At only 18 years of age, Juan Matute has a life of accomplishments that many riders only dream about. The “Athlete Performance” section of his FEI profile reads like a novel, or the record of a rider many years his senior. Ranked second on the U25 FEI Youth Dressage World Ranking List, Juan made history winning the Individual Gold medal at the 2015 European Junior/Young Rider Championships (the first Spanish rider to win the title), helped Spain secure Team Bronze in the 2016 Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida and won the Individual Bronze medal at this year’s U25 European Championships in Hagen, Germany.  Juan also obtained his personal best score at the CDIO5* in Aachen with a 69.7% and won the U25 Grand Prix at the CHIO in Aachen. With three top international mounts and several up-and-coming horses, Juan is living the dream and making a name for himself…

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