Katherine Bateson-Chandler & Alcazar Return to Competition After Year’s Break to Post Personal Best Score in Winning Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 25, 2019–Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar, returning to the competition arena after almost a year’s break, posted a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Friday.

Katherine, based in Wellington, and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding scored 72.319 per cent for the win after placing second in the Grand Prix Thursday.

Katherine and Alcazar, owned by Jane Forbes Clark, are completing their fourth year at Big Tour. The 43-year-old rider competed on the United States team at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Bueaulieu on All In placed second on 69.936 per cent after taking the Grand Prix Thursday with the Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos de Muñiz on Aquamarijn third on 68.936 per cent.

Results:

FEI 3* Grand Prix Special
Judges Evi Eisenhardt Kurt Christensen Jane Weatherwax Juan Carlos Campos Escribano Ulrike Nivelle
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 72.319 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar 71.170 72.340 72.553 72.021 73.511 73.310 (1)
2. 69.936 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In 68.511 71.702 68.298 70.426 70.745 70.133 (2)
3. 68.936 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Aquamarijn 69.894 69.043 69.468 68.936 67.340 69.110 (4)
4. 68.511 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 65.426 67.872 70.106 69.894 69.255 68.110 (6)
5. 68.298 GER Christoph Koschel Ballentines 10 69.787 67.872 66.809 68.191 68.830 69.112 (3)
6. 67.362 DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Her Highness O 67.128 68.191 68.298 66.915 66.277 67.920 (7)
7. 67.085 CAN Diane Creech Diana C 65.319 67.872 66.383 68.191 67.660 68.655 (5)
8. 66.468 GEO Joanne Vaughan Elmegardens Marquis 67.128 66.596 64.787 67.234 66.596 67.446 (8)
9. 66.319 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 65.000 64.681 67.128 67.979 66.809 66.881 (9)
10. 64.468 GER Michael Klimke Royal Dancer 33 65.000 64.362 62.340 64.468 66.170 65.466 (11)
11. 64.340 USA Heather Blitz Semper Fidelis 63.511 68.191 64.468 62.447 63.085 65.500 (10)
12. 64.170 USA Shelly Francis Rubinio 64.362 65.957 63.298 61.383 65.851 64.333 (13)
13. 63.255 CAN Liz Steacie Callahan 62.660 64.149 64.149 62.021 63.298 64.223 (14)
14. 63.106 USA Stacy Parvey-Larsson Benidetto 61.830 62.681 64.915 61.830 64.277 64.926 (12)
15. 62.319 USA Karen Lipp Whitney 62.894 63.106 61.936 61.617 62.043 63.149 (15)

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