John Thompson & Antonello Win New Zealand Horse of Year CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle With Personal Best Score

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John Thompson rides JHT Antonello to Horse of the Year title. File photo. © KAMPIC/Kerry Marshall

HASTINGS, New Zealand, Mar. 18, 2018–John Thompson and JHT Antonello rode for a personal best score to win the the New Zealand Horse of the Year CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle championship Sunday.

John and the 16-year-old New Zealand-bred Hanoverian scored 74.525 per cent for the victory a day after capturing the Grand Prix Special and placing second in the Grand Prix on Friday.

The Olympic combination of Julie Brougham and Vom Feinsten placed second for the second day with a score of 73.700 per cent. The pair won the Grand Prix Friday and were runner-up in the Special.

Wendi Williamson on Don Amour MH were third on 69.850 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: Sue Hobson-NZL H: Mary Seefried-AUS C: Henning Lehrmann-GER M: Helen Hughes-Keen-NZL B: Maria Schwennsen-AUS

Horse
Rider
E
Pl
H
Pl
C
Pl
M
Pl
B
Pl
Total
Pl
JHT Antonello John Thompson 75.000 1 75.750 2 74.625 1 74.000 1 73.250 1 74.525 1
Vom Feinsten Julie Brougham 73.750 2 75.875 1 74.125 2 72.500 2 72.250 2 73.700 2
Don Amour MH Wendi Williamson 69.000 3 70.000 4 70.875 3 68.375 3 71.000 3 69.850 3
Ali Baba Jody Hartstone 69.000 3 71.500 3 69.250 4 67.875 4 67.000 6 68.925 4
Lucrative SW Debbie Barke 67.375 5 64.625 6 66.125 5 64.750 5 67.375 5 66.050 5
Parkridge Disco SW Sheena Ross 65.625 6 67.125 5 64.250 6 64.375 6 68.500 4 65.975 6
Aztec Lad Paula Stuart 63.875 7 62.625 7 61.875 7 62.625 7 64.875 7 63.175 7