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

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John Thompson and JHT Antonello
John Thompson and JHT Antonello. File photo

SYDNEY, April 7, 2016–John Thompson and his 2016 New Zealand Horse of the Year JHT Antonello won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Friday for the sixth win in 10 starts this year in their campaign to qualify for the single start for the nation at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

John, the only foreign rider in the Big Tour at Australia’s premier CDI, and the 14-year-old New Zealand-bred Hanoverian gelding scored 67.90 per cent for the win.

Sue Hearn on Remmington, winner of the Grand Prix, placed second on 67.63 per cent and Judith Dierks on Diamond Star third on 67.53 per cent.

So far this year, John and Antonello competed in the two CDI3* events in New Zealand and this is the second event in Australia.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

HORSE – RIDER Nat. E H C M B TOTAL Pl. Marks
      Hans-Christian Matthiesen DEN Gisela Nillson-Harding AUS Charlotte Bredahl USA Raphael Saleh (FRA) Jane Ventura (AUS)          
JHT ANTONELLO – John Thompson – John Thompson , G/01/BA/175/NZL/WB, Anamour /Flur/Winabago NZL 66.86 (3)  70.10 (1)  66.96 (3)  67.45 (3)  68.14 (1)  67.90 (1)  1   Marks
REMMINGTON – Sue Hearn – Suzanne Hearn, G/02/BA/172/AUS /WB, Riverdance /Miss Tense/- NSW 68.82 (1)  67.75 (2)  67.16 (2)  68.53 (1)  65.88 (3)  67.63 (2)  2   Marks
DIAMOND STAR – Judith Dierks – Vicki Newham, G/06/CH/170/GER/BAVAR, Diamond Hit/Parole DHonneur/- NSW 68.04 (2)  66.08 (3)  67.55 (1)  68.04 (2)  67.94 (2)  67.53 (3)  3   Marks
FURST FRIEDRICH – Jayden Brown – Jayden Brown, G/06/CH/175/GER/WESTF, Furst Piccolo/Anoushka/Apart QLD 66.67 (4)  64.41 (6)  65.29 (6)  66.37 (4)  65.39 (5)  65.63 (4)  4   Marks
UTOPIAN CARDINAL – Heath Ryan – Anthony Thornhill, G/04/CH/168/AUS/WB, Regardez Moi/Wynilla Lantana/ NSW 65.29 (6)  65.20 (4)  66.37 (4)  65.20 (5)  65.29 (6)  65.47 (5)  5   Marks
CLIVE – Kylie Riddell – Kylie Riddell, G/99/BA/174/GER/HOLST, Caletto 1/Brasilis 1/- VIC 66.18 (5)  64.71 (5)  64.12 (8)  63.63 (7)  64.41 (8)  64.61 (6)  6   Marks
AGENT DE JEU – David Shoobridge – Revelwood Warmblood Stud, G/06/BL/174/NL/KWPN, OO Seven/Tia Mabria/- NSW 64.71 (7)  62.35 (8)  66.27 (5)  62.16 (8)  65.59 (4)  64.22 (7)  7   Marks
BRENTANUS – Victoria Welch – Victoria Welch, G/04/CH/180/GER/HANN, Brentano 11/Whoopy K/Weltmeyer QLD 62.84 (8)  60.29 (10)  63.24 (9)  64.71 (6)  64.71 (7)  63.16 (8)  8   Marks
AMICELLI GOLD – Lesley-Anne Taylor – Lesley-Anne Taylor, G/03/CH/172/GER/WB, Abanos/Galina/Mattheis NSW 61.47 (9)  63.73 (7)  64.61 (7)  61.27 (9)  63.33 (9)  62.88 (9)  9   Marks
MINDARAH PARK RAMADAN – Mary Warren – Mary Warren, S/02/BR/172/AUS/HOLST, Regardez Moi/HP Landchen/HP Lander NSW 59.61 (10)  61.76 (9)  59.12 (10)  61.27 (9)  59.80 (11)  60.31 (10)  10   Marks
SHEER ETIQUETTE – Susan Paix – Susan Paix, M/00/GR/164/AUS/AWHA, FAX Too/unknown/- SA 58.14 (11)  57.84 (11)  58.63 (11)  57.65 (11)  60.10 (10)  58.47 (11)  11   Marks
JARRAH R – Rozzie Ryan – Rozzie Ryan, G/06/CH/-/AUS/WB, Jive Magic/Samphire/Salute NSW             ELIM   Marks