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Grandioso III

Grandioso III

Grandioso III is a 16 hand 1999 bay stallion, imported from Spain in 2003. He is from the Adelante/Sevillano IX (Albero II) lines produced by the Yeguada Marin Garcia. He is baroque in type with modern movement-straight and forward, naturally uphill, with exceptional hind leg action.
As a young horse in the United States, Grandioso showed successfully in the lower levels, and was the recipient of many Open High Point Awards, as well as the ANCCE Champion of the Breed at Fiesta Florida 2006. In 2008 Grandioso's training was taken over by two-time World Cup competitor and Olympian Courtney King-Dye. In 2009, the pair qualified for the USET Festival of Champions in Gladstone at Intermediare I, where they finished 5th in the country. In early 2010, Grandioso was introduced to Intermediare II in Wellington with scores continuing above 68%. King-Dye's tragic accident on another horse side-lined Grandioso's hopes for a chance at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky with an American rider.
In 2011, Grandioso left the United States to travel first to Germany for a few months, and then to Spain to be campaigned for that country by rider Jose Daniel Martin Dockx with the help of National Trainer Jan Bemelmans. After only one international competition and a handful of national shows at Grand Prix, Martin Dockx and Grandioso were named Champions of Spain at the National Dressage Championships in Toledo in October. In 2012, they continued to gain experience at the international Grand Prix around Europe, with exceptional results for their first year of international competition for both horse and rider. In August 2012, the pair were named to the Spanish Team for the 2012 London Olympics and finished 29th of 50 in London. Now in 2013, Grandioso and Martin Dockx are ranked in the top 25 horses in the world and have won eight of their first eight starts at Grand Prix with scores ranging to 72% in the Grand Prix and 79% in the Kur. At CHIO Nations Cup Aachen, they were the only Spanish pair to finish in the ribbons in the Grand Prix Kur, where they performed a Master Class in Spanish equitation, receiving over 78% and 8th Place in the highly electric Deutsche Bank Stadium. Currently, they are readying to represent Spain in the European Championships in Herning, Denmark in August 2013.

Currently trained and competed by Jose Daniel Martin Dockx

30/06/2013    CDIO5* Aachen    GER    D9 Deutsche Bank Prize         78.175    Eighth Place
29/06/2013    CDIO5* Aachen    GER    D6 MEGGLE-Preis           71.854    Twelfth Place
27/06/2013    CDIO5* Aachen    GER    D3 Preis der Familie Tesch           71.447    Twelfth Place
18/05/2013    CDI3* Villach, Treffen    AUT    GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music          79.650  First Place  
16/05/2013    CDI3* Villach, Treffen    AUT    GP - Grand Prix         71.681   First Place
07/04/2013    CDI3* Toledo    ESP    GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music         75.400   First Place
05/04/2013    CDI3* Toledo    ESP    GP - Grand Prix   70.766   First Place
10/02/2013    CDI3* Vejer de la Frontera    ESP    GP FS - Grand Prix Freestyle to Music           75.200    First Place
07/02/2013    CDI3* Vejer de la Frontera    ESP    GP - Grand Prix          71.362    First Place

Grandioso Scores 2012:

07/08/2012    Olympic Games-D London    GBR    Grand Prix Special       69.286    
03/08/2012    Olympic Games-D London    GBR    Grand Prix          69.043    
Overall Individual Ranking, 2012 Olympic Games         29th Place of 50

CDI3* Saumur 2012
Grand Prix    68.277
Olympic Grand Prix Special    67.644
CDI4* Fritzens-Schindlhof 2012
Grand Prix    67.936 Second Place
CDI4* Rotterdam 2012
Grand Prix    68.702
CDIO5* Aachen 2012
Grand Prix 70.468
Grand Prix Special  69.64
On July 9, 2012, Grandioso and Jose Daniel Martin Dockx are named Team Reserves for Spain for the London Olympics.
Sunshine Tour, CDI Vejer, Spain 2012
Grand Prix 68.511 Seventh Place
Grand Prix Special  70.956 Third Place
Grand Prix 70.255 Third Place
Grand Prix Kur 73.9 Third Place
CDI Saumur, 2012
Grand Prix  68.2  Eighth Place
Grand Prix Special  67.6 Eighth Place

Grandioso Scores 2011:
National Dressage Championships of Spain, Madrid, October 2011:
Grand Prix  68.2%   Second Place
Grand Prix Special  68.79% First Place
Grand Prix Kur 74.3% First Place
Final: First Place, National Champion of Spain
CDI4* Salzburg, Austria, December 2011 Grand Prix 68.213%, Fourth Place
CDI4* Salzburg, Austria, December 2011 Grand Prix Kur 71.975%, Fourth Place
Named to pre-selection team for Spain for 2012 London Olympics
CDI Nambroca, Spain, May 2011  Grand Prix 65.8, Fifth Place
CDI Nambroca Spain, May 2011 Grand Prix Special, Fourth Place
CDN***Estepona, Spain, July 2011, Grand Prix 68.5 First Place
CDN***Estepona, Spain, July 2011, Grand Prix Kur, 73.8 First Place
CDN***Huelva, Spain, August 2011, Grand Prix 67.0 First Place
CDN***Huelva, Spain, August 2011, Grand Prix Kur, 74.9 First Place
Grandioso Scores 2009:
Wellington Classic Spring Challenge, 2009
Intermediate II    68.40%    First Place
Test of Choice (Inter. II)    67.89%    Third Place
First Place, Prix St. George, 69.386, CDI Lamplight, Wayne, 2009
First Place, Intermediare I, 70.00, CDI Lamplight, Wayne, 2009
USEF 2009 Dressage Championships, Gladstone
Prix St. George    70.684
Intermediare I       69.789
Overall Final Standing: Fifth Place
Second Place, Intermediare I, 68.211%, Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI3*, 2009
First Place, Intermediare Freestyle, 72.4%, Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI3*, 2009
USPRE High Point Award Winner, FEI Level Open, Wellington Classic Spring Challenge, 2009
Wellington Dressage Spring Classic, Wellington, FL, February 15-17
TOC, Prix St. George 65.75%, Third Place

Grandioso III
PRE Horse
Yeguada Marin Garcia
16 hand
Dam's sire
Sevillano IX