Europeans Take Biggest Share of Prize Money 1st Week of Global Dressage Festival

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Laura Graves on Verdades at the conclusion of their World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle that placed the American pair second on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money standings. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Laura Graves on Verdades at the conclusion of their World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle that placed the American pair second on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money standings. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 18, 2016–Sweden’s six-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén was the biggest prize money winner in the first of seven weeks of the Adequan Global Dressage Dressage Festival with European riders taking the biggest share, according to standings compiled by dressage-news.com.

As the winner of headline World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle and the Grand Prix, Tinne and her championship mount Don Auriello took home a total of $6,600 in prize money.

Laura Graves of Plymouth, Florida on her 2015 U.S. Grand Prix championship horse Verdades was second on the standings with $4,100 earned with runnerup placings in the Big Tour.

Michael Klimke of Germany picked up $3,740 for placings on different horses in different divisions while Canada’s Leah Wilson Wilkins on Fabian JS was fourth with $3,240 for their victory in the Grand Prix Special and third place in the Grand Prix.

The Netherlands’ Leida Collins-Strijk filled fifth place with $2,970, Susan Pape of Great Britain sixth on $2,890 and America’s Charlotte Jorst of Reno Nevada took the seventh spot with $2,760.

Three riders based in Florida but representing European nations filled out the top 10–Juan Matute, Jr., 18 years old, of Spain at No. 8 winning $2,740 and two Danish riders Lars Petersen at ninth on $2,320 and Mikala Gundersen 10th at $1,900.

Austria’s Katharina Stumpf was the highest placed amateur earning $1,610 and the 11th spot on prize money rankings.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings – presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance as of Jan. 17, 2016 (Compiled by dressage-news.com)
1. Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén SWE – $6,600
2. Laura Graves USA – $4,100
3. Michael Klimke GER – $3,740
4. Leah Wilson Wilkins CAN – $3,240
5. Leida Collins-Strijk NED – $2,970
6. Susan Pape GBR – $2,890
7. Charlotte Jorst USA – $2,760
8. Juan Matute, Jr. ESP – $2,740
9. Lars Petersen DEN – $2,320
10. Mikala Gundersen DEN – $1,900
11. Katharina Stumpf AUT – $1,610
12. Beatrice Marineau USA – $1,380
13. Jacqueline Brooks CAN -$1,200
14. Heather Blitz USA – $1,050
15. Megan Lane CAN – $1,000

Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA – $840
Kate Boldt USA – $840
Jan Ebeling USA – $800
Kelly Layne AUS – $600
P.J. Rizvi USA – $600
Susan Dutta USA – $400
Kathy Priest USA – $400
Maria Florencia Manfredi ARG – $400
Brittany Fraser CAN – $400
Jill Irving CAN – $400
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM – $400
Lauren Spreiser USA – $400
David Marcus CAN – $300
Riccardo Wallenstein POR – $300
Mette Rosencrantz USA – $300
Naima Moreira Laliberte CAN – $220
Adrienne Pot USA – $220
Cesar Lopado-Grana ARG – $200
Samira Mayumi Uemura BRA – $200
Ellesse Tzinberg PHI – $200
Christian Garweg CAN – $200
Lisa Bukowski CAN – $200
Jennifer Marchand USA – $180
Ava Maccoubrey CAN – $180
Natalia Bacariza ESP – $180
Amy Swerdlin USA – $180
Rachael Hicks USA – $180
Tara Stegen USA – $160
Barbara Davis USA – $160
Joanne Vaughan GEO – $150
Dawn Weinger USA – $120
Anna Weniger USA – $120
Raimundo Maciel Dum Nascimento BRA – $100
Heather Boo USA – $100
Kristin Counterman USA – $80
Maria Aponte COL – $40
Lillian Simons USA – $20