USA’s Katherine Bateson-Chandler & Alcazar Win Wellington’s Global CDI5* Grand Prix

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Katherine Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar in the Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 20, 2020–The USA’s Katherine Bateson-Chandler riding Alcazarin the first competition in five months won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Thursday.

Katherine of Wellington and the 15-year-old KWPN gelding scored 71.935%. Katherine and Alcazar had swept the CDI3* at Tryon, North Carolina last September, the last competition before Thursday’s Grand Prix for the Freestyle.

Katherine is seeking to be selected for Nations Cup teams in Europe with the aim of making the U.S. Tokyo Olympic team.

Great Britain’s Susan Pape and Harmony’s Don Noblesse placed second on 70.587% in the pair’s fifth year of competing on Wellington’s Global winter circuit.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic and Aquamarijn placed third on 70.522%.

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix for Freestyle

Judges: Katrina Wüst Raphael Saleh Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Susan Hoevenaars Elisabeth Max-Theurer
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 71.935 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar 71.413 71.957 73.370 72.391 70.543
2. 70.587 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Don Noblesse 71.304 68.804 70.000 72.717 70.109
3. 70.522 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Aquamarijn 69.457 68.696 71.739 73.478 69.239
4. 67.848 ESP Juan Matute Guimon Don Diego 69.891 69.348 67.935 66.522 65.543
5. 65.870 KOR Dongseon Kim Belstaff 66.739 65.326 66.957 65.652 64.674
6. 65.609 USA James Koford Adiah HP 65.761 65.326 64.457 66.304 66.196
7. 62.413 USA Karen Lipp Whitney 60.326 60.870 63.696 62.826 64.348
8. 61.957 ISR Micah Deligdish Destiny 62.500 61.196 64.891 64.022 57.174