USPRE Salutes Jose Antonio Garcia Mena & Norte for the 2010 World Equestrian rides which distinguished them as serious contenders for the 2012 London Olympics.
To know Jose Antonio is to know a talented and determined Grand Prix dressage rider of international caliber. Based in Jerez de la Frontiera, Jose Antonio Mena rode under renowned D. Alvaro Domecq for several years and more recently was entrusted to train three (3) of his Grand Prix horses. Committed to Norte, D. Miguel Lovera (Norte Owner), his colleagues on the team and the Spanish Federation, Jose Antonio turned down a lucrative training position in the United States earlier in the year to attend WEG 2010 for Spain. The timing of the games also precipitated a few personal sacrifices – Jose Antonio celebrated his 30th birthday on September 22nd in Lexington and he missed the wedding of his sister on October 2nd 2010.
Jose Antonio Garcia Mena and 10 year-old Norte are destined for more international accolades & world recognition.