USA’s Katherine Bateson Chandler Tops Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings With Record Entries for Florida Winter Circuit–Correction

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Katherine Bateson Chandler on Alcazar enjoying the spotlight after winning the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle the last week of the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 31, 2019–Katherine Bateson Chandler’s victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival season-ending CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle vaulted the American rider to the top of the prize money earnings for the 12-week circuit that set a record for the total of national and international entries.

The Wellington-based rider and Alcazar, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding Katherine rides for Jane Forbes Clark, earned a total of $49,500 in the season that ended Sunday, to wrap up eight years of the world’s richest dressage circuit in which competitors from 24 nations took part this winter.

Canada’s Brittany Fraser had led the prize money standings with $42,200 until the final week but quit riding midway through the circuit as she is expecting a baby in mid-June and ended up second ranked, according to calculations by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance.

Fellow Canadian Jill Irving, who kept riding despite being tossed from her Degas in the 10th week that broke a rib filled third place in the prize money standings with $31,265,

Germany’s Michael Klimke racked up the best season of four years at Wellington with earnings of $27,205, with compatriot Christoph Koschel filling the fifth spot with $26,937.

Competitors who skipped the final week to head to Europe for the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden or prepare for the outdoor circuit there held on to prize money rankings in the top 11 spots.

Adrienne Lyle of Wellington claimed $23,600 to stand in sixth, Yvonne Losos de Muñiz of the Dominican Republic was next on $23,025 with Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida in eighth on $20,050.

Karen Lipp of the USA earned a total of $13,925 for ninth spot in the standings.

Laura Graves, No. 2 in the world on Verdades, took in $12,600 from three shows for 10th place in the standings and Olympic and World Equestrian Games team mate Kasey Perry-Glass ranked No. 5 in the world did the same number of shows to earn $10,800.

A total of 2,710 entries–716 in CDIs and 1,994 in national competitions–were posted for the 12-week circuit, according to numbers provided by the Global organization.

In 2018 the previous biggest year, there were 719 entries for CDIs, three more than this year, and 1,960 entries in national classes for a total of 2,679.

The first shows were staged in 2012 at the Global complex comprising the main international arena and warmup ring, three competition and two warmup arenas for national events, a covered arena with room for three dressage arenas as well as a grass derby field.

Global is part of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that hosts the Winter Equestrian Fstival of jumper and hunter competitions.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Earnings – Mar. 31, 2019
Presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance

1. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $49,500
2. Brittany Fraser CAN $42,200
3. Jill Irving CAN $31,265
4. Michael Klimke GER $27,205
5. Christoph Koschel GER $26,937
6. Adrienne Lyle USA $23,600
7. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM $23,025
8. Shelly Francis USA $20,050
9. Karen Lipp USA $13,925
10T. Laura Graves USA $12,600
10T. Jessica Jo Tate USA $12,600
12. Kasey Perry-Glass USA $10,800
13. Jessica Kozel USA $10,400
14. Joanne Vaughn GEO $9,350
15. Ashley Holzer USA $8,675
16. Charlotte Jorst USA $7,650
17. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén SWE $6,350
18. Anna Marek USA $5,810
19. Evi Strasser CAN $5,450
20. Devon Kane USA $5,000
21. P.J. Rizvi USA $4,950
22. Tina Irwin CAN $4,605
23. Leif Aho USA $4,565
24. Ariana Chia CAN $4,225
25. Jan Ebeling USA $4,175
26. Kelly Layne AUS $3,750
27. Rebecca Waite US $3,725
28. Jennifer Baumert USA $3,680
29. Heather Blitz USA $3,600
30. Christopher Hickey USA $3,310
31. Signe Kirk Kristiansen DEN $3,200
32. Belinda Trussell CAN $3,020
33. Megan Lane CAN $3,000
34. Diane Creech CAN $2,960
35. Tom Dvorak CAN $2,870
36. Kerrigan Gluch USA $2,825
37. Lauren Asher USA $2,800
38. Lindsay Kellock CAN $2,700
39. Susan Pape GBR $2,685
40. Meagan Davis USA $2,640
41. James Koford USA $2,300
42. Naima Moreira Laliberte CAN $2,075
43. Bent Jensen USA $2,035

Correction: The amount earned by Karen Lipp of USA was inadvertently not included in the season-end totals. She earned a total of $13,925 for ninth place in the standings.