Bateson-Chandler, Dea II Maintain Grip on US National Intermediaire Championship

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Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Dea II lead Jan Brons and Teutobod and Shelley Francis and Wig Wam in victory gallop for US National Intermediaire Championship. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Dea II lead Jan Brons and Teutobod and Shelly Francis and Wig Wam in victory gallop for US National Intermediaire Championship. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

GLADSTONE, New Jersey, USA, June 20–Katherine Bateson-Chandler, so much “in the zone” she ignored heavy rain, Saturday rode Dea II to a second straight day of victory in the Colecting Gaits Farm/USEF National Intermediaire I National Championship.

The pair posted a score of 74.579 per cent in the Intermediaire 1 to follow Friday’s Prix St. Georges win with Jan Brons and Teutobod again in second place but by a sliver on 74.526 per cent while Shelly Francis and Wig Wam were third on 71.737 per cent. All three riders are based in Wellington, Florida. Bateson-Chandler’s second horse, Rutherford, who like Dea II is owned by Jane F. Clark, came fourth.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Dea II in Intermediaire 1 at US National Intermediaire Championships. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Dea II in Intermediaire 1 at US National Intermediaire Championships. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

“I saw Jan’s score as I rode into the ring and realized I had to go for it,” said Bateson-Chandler.

The 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, she said, is still “very green” at FEI-level competition but has shown so much talent that she will move Dea up to Grand Prix after the championhips.

“With a mare, I believe it is important to have a a very special relationship,” she said. “I spend a lot of time with her in the barn because that’s what I like to do. We’re building a real, trusting relationship.”

Katherine said that expects to compete at national Grand Prix later in the summer and may go to Europe later in the year to get more experience in preparation for trying for the U.S. team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky next year.

Jan Brons and Teutobod at US National Intermediaire Championshipsl © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Jan Brons and Teutobod at US National Intermediaire Championshipsl © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Brons said he had the same goal as Bateson-Chandler, the 2010 WEG.

“My horse is still green at Grand Prix but we well start showi9ng him in national shows late in the sumer,” he said.

“If you don’t set a goal you’ll never get there.”

Batesone-Chandler agreed and said that much of the joy of striving to represnt the U.S. was simply to compete in the company of many great riders she had admired for years.

Intermediaire I
E: Mechlem H: Foy C: Gurney M: Fore B: Lamping
Ride Time Entry # Rider Horse Stat/Div Term Reason Test E H C M B Total % Pl. Verified
10:55:00 AM 402 Bateson-Chandler, Katherine Dea II No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 278 290 289 288 272 1417 74.579% 1 No
10:47:00 AM 401 Brons, Jan Teutobod No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 285 280 280 289 282 1416 74.526% 2 No
10:31:00 AM 406 Francis, Shelly Wig Wam No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 267 273 275 276 272 1363 71.737% 3 No
9:40:00 AM 403 Bateson-Chandler, Katherine Rutherford No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 265 277 274 254 275 1345 70.789% 4 No
10:15:00 AM 414 Peters, Shannon Flor de Selva No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 266 274 257 269 265 1331 70.053% 5 No
10:23:00 AM 411 King-Dye, Courtney Grandioso No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 262 268 263 265 268 1326 69.789% 6 No
9:16:00 AM 412 Markham, Suzanne Donarlicht GGF No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 253 270 263 263 260 1309 68.895% 7 No
9:00:00 AM 407 Goodrich, Pamela Donnerhit No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 261 263 244 261 261 1290 67.895% 8 No
9:48:00 AM 409 Hickey, Christopher Cabana Boy No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 259 265 247 255 248 1274 67.053% 9 No
9:08:00 AM 404 Cooper, Laura Settino No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 249 261 260 249 251 1270 66.842% 10 No
9:32:00 AM 405 Espinosa, Helena Rifradin No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 253 251 261 250 243 1258 66.211% 11 No
9:24:00 AM 415 Raine, Kathleen Breanna No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 255 251 243 246 257 1252 65.895% 12 No
10:39:00 AM 413 Page, Arlene Alina No No FEI Intermediate I 2009 246 254 244 253 250 1247 65.632% 13 No