John Thompson & Antonello Post Personal Best to Win Feilding CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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John Thompson and JHT Antonello.

FEILDING, New Zealand, Feb. 16, 2018–John Thompson and JHT Antonello rode for a personal best score to win the New Zealand Dressage Championships CDI3* Grand Prix Special Friday.

John and the 16-year-old New Zealand-bred Hanoverian gelding scored 70.830 per cent, surpassing their previous best of 70.235 per cent set in March 2017 to squeeze out the 2016 Olympic pair of Julie Brougham and Vom Feinsten who had captured the Grand Prix a day earlier.

Julie and her family’s 15-year-old Rhinelander gelding scored 70.660 per cent for second place with Abbie Deken on K H Ambrose in third on 67.957 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges–E: Ricky MacMillan AUS H: Betty Brown NZL C: Eddy De Wolff NED M: Helen Hughes-Keen NZL B: Elke Ebert GER

Horse
           Rider
Nat.
E
Pl
H
Pl
C
Pl
M
Pl
B
Pl
  Total
  Pl.
JHT Antonello John Thompson NZL 71.277 1 69.468 2 73.298 1 70.638 2 69.468 2 70.830 1
Vom Feinsten Julie Brougham NZL 70.745 2 70.532 1 70.106 2 71.489 1 70.426 1 70.660 2
K H Ambrose Abbie Deken NZL 67.553 3 67.128 3 68.404 3 69.362 3 67.340 3 67.957 3
Don Amour MH Wendi Williamson NZL 66.170 4 65.957 4 66.596 4 67.872 4 66.277 4 66.574 4
Aztec Lad Paula Stuart NZL 63.404 5 63.191 7 66.383 5 64.149 5 64.362 7 64.298 5
Rosari Royal Gem Caitlin Benzie NZL 62.979 7 64.468 5 65.000 7 63.936 6 64.894 5 64.255 6
Ali Baba Jody Hartstone NZL 63.085 6 63.936 6 65.638 6 63.617 7 64.574 6 64.170  7
Parkridge Disco SW Sheena Ross NZL 59.468 8 62.340 8 57.128 8 60.213 8 59.468 8 59.723 8