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ALVAREZ PONTON Maria
Sport Endurance
NOC Spain   
GenderFemale
Born20 Jul 1976 in Camargo, ESP
Human Interest
Last Update
  08 Jul 2019
Further Personal Information
Residence Girona, ESP
Occupation Athlete, Horse Trainer
Languages Spanish
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She took up endurance at age 15. "I started riding on my neighbour's mule. I have no idea why, but since I started riding I liked it, it came from within. Then I wanted a horse and then a pony, and then I got one."
Club / Team Juma's Team: Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Most influential person in career Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. (fei.org, 03 Jul 2018)
Awards and honours In 2011 she was given the Silver Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit in Spain. (thehipicatimes.com, 07 Oct 2011)
Milestones She was the first rider to hold both the world and European endurance titles at the same time following her gold medal at the 2010 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Lexington, KY, United States of America. (horsebackmagazine.com, 27 Sep 2010; horsedaily.com, 02 Oct 2009; horseandhound.co.uk. 12 Sep 2007)

In 2007 she and her husband Jaume Punti-Dachs became the first husband and wife to stand on the same medal podium in endurance at the European championships. (horsebackmagazine.com, 27 Sep 2010; horsedaily.com, 02 Oct 2009; horseandhound.co.uk. 12 Sep 2007)
Famous relatives Her husband Jaume Punti-Dachs has competed in endurance at international level and is also a trainer. (racingpost.com, 11 Sep 2013; horsebackmagazine.com, 27 Sep 2010; horsedaily.com, 02 Oct 2009)
Other information WORK ABROAD
Based in Girona, Spain, she and her husband Jaume Punti-Dachs regularly spend time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The pair both ride for the Juma's Team stable. (laligasports.es, 22 Nov 2018)

Major Results
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 WEG-E Lexington KY (USA) NOBBY 1 4
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 CH-M-E Euston Park (GBR) NOBBY 4 el
2011 CH-EU-E 160 Florac (FRA) NOBBY 2 2
2009 CH-EU-E 160 Assisi (ITA) NOBBY 1 1
2008 CH-M-E Lembah Bidong, Terengganu (MAS) NOBBY 1  
2008 CH-M-YH-E 130 7 YO Compičgne (FRA) WAADI FTQ  
2007 CH-EU-E Barroca d'Alva (POR) Nobby 3 3
2007 CH-EU-E Lezirias (POR) NOBBY 3  
2007 CH-M-YH-E 130 7 YO Compičgne (FRA) LUDI DE L'ARDUS FTQ  
2006 CH-M-YH-E 130 7 YO Compičgne (FRA) PIRUET DE CARDONNE 20  
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2005 CH-Pan-Am-E Pinamar BA (ARG) DIONISIO 8  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
09.05.2014 to 11.05.2014 Bąscara (ESP) CEI3* 160 RAMSES DE LA ROTJA 1  
30.04.2014 to 04.05.2014 Bąscara (ESP) CEI3* 160 QUALIF DU PONCELET 2  
12.04.2014 to 12.04.2014 Sant Feliu Saserra (ESP) CEI1* 80 QUALIF DU PONCELET 2  
15.03.2014 to 16.03.2014 Manlleu (ESP) CEI2* 120 SUPER SANG DNQ  
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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