USA Team Riders Shelly Francis, Katherine Bateson-Chandler & Spanish Teen Vault Up Global Prize Money Standings

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Shelly Francis on Danilo in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3*. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 19, 2017–Big wins by United States team riders Shelly Francis and Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Spain’s teenage star Juan Matute, Jr. vaulted the three up the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money standings after the sixth of seven CDIs on the winter circuit.

Shelly of Loxahatchee, Florida won both the CDI3* Grand Prix and Freestyle on Danilo that along with placings on Doktor in the CDI4* earned $19,920 to boost the total for the season to $32,220, fourth on the prize money standings.

The standings are compiled by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington added $18,970 with a victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle and fourth place in the Grand Prix to bring her total so far to $23,540 and ranked fifth.

Juan Matute, Jr., 19 years old who rides for Spain and moved with his family to Wellington eight years ago, won the CDI4* Grand Prix for his first senior Big Tour victory. Along with winnings at other levels, he increased earning by $13,440 to total $19,570 for the season with one more CDI to go.

Laura Graves, who with Verdades, is atop the money standings with $55,600 has limited her competition schedule as she prepares for the World Cup Final in Omaha next week. Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén stands second on $38,770 while Steffen Peters of San Diego, California is third with $32,340.

The CDIO3* Nations Cup and a companion CDI3* are on the schedule for this week’s Global event to wrap up the sixth season of the world’s richest dressage circuit.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings – Week Ending Mar. 19, 2017 presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance

1. Laura Graves USA $55,600
2. Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén SWE $38,770
3. Steffen Peters USA $32,340
4. Shelly Francis USA $32,220
5. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $23,540
6. Jill Irving CAN $21,565
7. Brittany Fraser CAN $21,500
8. Juan Matute, Jr. ESP $19,570
9. Jacqueline Brooks CAN $18,850
10. Jan Ebeling USA $18,190
11. Kasey Perry-Glass USA $17,100
12. Arlene Page USA $16,180
13. Lisa Wilcox USA $13,400
14. Susan Pape GBR $9,970
15. Katie Poag USA $9,600
16. Charlotte Jorst USA $9,420
17. Maria Florenica Manfredi ARG $9,100
18. Megan Lane CAN $8,720
19. Adrienne Lyle USA $8,180
20. Chase Hickok USA $6,440
Ellesse Tzinberg PHI $6,280
P.J. Rizvi USA $5,670
Jaimey Irwin CAN $5,610
Olivia Lagoy-Weltz USA $5,180
Jennifer Baumert USA $4,950
Christof Koschel GER $4,430
Dawn White O’Connor USA $4,265
Jessica Rhinelander CAN $4,080
Kasey Perry-Glass USA $4,040
Anna Marek USA $4,000
Lindsay Kellock CAN $3,920
Katharina Stumpf AUT $3,400
Tina Irwin CAN $2,920
Christilot Boylen CAN $2.910
Devon Kane USA $2,870
Barbara Bertschinger SUI $2,820
Jane Cleveland USA $2,790
Michael Klimke GER $2,710
Kelly Layne AUS $2,400
Nicole Levy USA $2,380
Christopher Hickey USA $2,300
Evi Strasser CAN $2,030
Catherine Malone USA $1,820
Kathy Priest USA $1,800
Lars Petersen DEN $1,740
Gabriela Stumpf AUT $1,600
Karen Lipp USA $1,600
Natalia Bacariza Danguilleco ESP $1,460
Beatrice Marineau USA $1,400
Lisa Widmayer GER $1,200
Bianca Berktold USA $1,170
Jacqueline MacDonald Cuddy GBR $1,000