On the weekend of May 21st, 2010, Jacobo Bobi Maldonado won a big class with a jump off in an international show jumping championship in Ponte de Lima, Portugal. With his 14 year old horse SunCarrier Rocky he twice had clear rounds and was faster then all other riders who had qualified for the jump off at the three-star international. He celebrated his victory in the evening at the award ceremony (see first photo below).
The second photo (shown below) also features Bobi with another of his horses, the 10 year old Holsteiner mare SunCarrier Allitalia, also in Ponte de Lima. Together they finished 5th out of 31 participants in the Portuguese Grand Prix. The week before, on May16th, Bobi participated with SunCarrier Allitalia in the international two star competition big class in Toledo, and came in fifth.
In Badajoz in early May, another of The meeco Group’s equestrians, Aurelio Gutierrez (see third photo below), won two trophies in a Spanish national two-star show jumping competition with his horse SunCarrier Joy de Talma. In a further competition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Segovia for promoting young horses, Aurelio won three classes during the weekend of May 14th. Aurelio Gutierrez can add these victories to his success story, since in April he also earned third in the one star national Grand Prix in Pineda, near to Sevilla, with Suncarrier Chirigota W, his 7 year old mare.