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

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John Thompson and JHT Antonello.

HASTINGS, New Zealand, Mar. 17, 2018–John Thompson rode his JHT Antonello to their highest Grand Prix Special score to win the second leg of the Horse of the Year CDI3* championship Saturday.

In their third year at Big Tour, John and the 16-year-old New Zealand-bred Hanoverian scored 71.340 per cent to win the Special a day after placing second in the Grand Prix.

The Olympic combination of Julie Brougham and Vom Feinsten that had won the Grand Prix Friday were runner-up in the Special on a score of 69.915 per cent.

Debbie Barke on Lucrative SW was third on 65.085 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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

Horse
Rider
E
Pl
H
Pl
C
Pl
M
Pl
B
Pl
Total
Pl.
JHT Antonello John Thompson 72.128 1 70.319 1 72.021 1 71.809 1 70.426 1 71.340 1
Vom Feinsten Julie Brougham 71.489 2 69.362 2 70.745 2 68.723 2 69.255 2 69.915 2
Lucrative SW Debbie Barke 66.489 3 64.787 3 63.298 5 65.000 4 65.851 3 65.085 3
Parkridge Disco SW Sheena Ross 64.787 5 63.936 4 65.000 4 65.213 3 65.851 3 64.957 4
Ali Baba Jody Hartstone 65.106 4 62.872 5 65.638 3 63.085 6 62.766 6 63.894 5
Don Amour MH Wendi Williamson 63.830 6 60.213 7 62.553 7 63.511 5 63.936 5 62.809 6
Aztec Lad Paula Stuart 61.383 7 61.170 6 62.979 6 62.66 7 61.277 7 61.894 7