John Thompson & Antonello Win New Zealand Horse of Year CDI3* Grand Prix

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John Thompson and JHT Antonello.

HASTINGS, New Zealand, Mar. 10, 2017–John Thompson and JHT Antonello kicked off a bid for a second straight Horse of the Year title by winning the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday.

John and the 15-year-old New Zealand-bred Hanoverian gelding scored 69.52 per cent for the win with the Grand Prix Special and the Freestyle to come.

Abbie Deken on KH Ambrose placed second on 67.42 per cent with Penny Castle on Magnus Spero third on 65.90 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
Dressage
HORSE RIDER E  Pl H Pl C  Pl M Pl B Pl Ave % Place
Judges-E: Sue Hobson NZL H: Linda Warren Davey NZL C: Jane Ventura AUS M: Susie Hoevenaars AUS B: Vittorio Barba PHI
JHT Antonello John Thompson 68.8 1 69.1 1 68.9 1 72.9 1 67.9 1 69.52 1
K H Ambrose Abbie Deken 68 2 65.9 2 66.1 2 70.1 2 67 2 67.42 2
Magnus Spero Penny Castle 65.8 5 62.9 6 65.7 3 69.5 3 65.6 3 65.9 3
NRM Arawn Vanessa Way 66.7 3 64.1 5 65.2 4 67.2 4 63.5 6 65.34 4
Raukura Satori MH William Millar 66.2 4 65.3 3 62.8 6 66.9 5 63.3 7 64.9 5
Ali Baba Jody Hartstone 63.7 6 64.2 4 64.2 5 66.6 6 63.8 5 64.5 6
I Like It Kate Tobin 60.2 7 59.1 7 61.3 7 65.4 7 63.9 4 61.98 7