Katherine Bateson-Chandler’s Victory on Alcazar in Wellington CDI5* Boosts Her to Top of Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Rankings

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Katherine Bateson-Chandler on Alcazar winning the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 24, 2020–Katherine Bateson-Chandler’s sweep of the CDI5* Grand Prix and Freestyle on Alcazar earned her the biggest purse of her career and boosted the American team rider to the top of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money standings after seven weeks of the winter circuit.

Katherine, based in Wellington, and the 15-year-old KWPN gelding she has been competing internationally since Small Tour in 2013 for owner Jane Clark earned a total of $33,400 for the two wins at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Carl Hester, her coach, had flown over from Britain to work with Katherine in the CDI5*, one of the richest dressage events in the world.

Katherine rode for the United States at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and on Alcazar has been on several Nations Cup team on both sides of the Atlantic. In one of those competitions at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany in 2016 Alcazar suffered a severe colic that there were fears for the life of the horse.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz, likely to earn a start for the Dominican Republic at the Olympics in Tokyo, her second Games, was second in the prize money rankings on $25,480.

Yvonne, a regular competitor on the Global winter circuit as well as throughout Europe in summer, placed second in the CDI5* on Aquamarijn, her mount at the 2019 World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden and the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Juan Matute Guimon, back in Wellington where his youth equestrian career was launched and where his family lives, placed third on the prize money list with $22,050. Juan, 22 years old, moved to Spain two years ago to go to college and to develop his dressage training and riding. In addition to third place in the 5* Freestyle, he may have earned enough points to go to Las Vegas in mid-April for his first World Cup Final.

America’s Steffen Peters, unbeaten in eight starts at Global this year that have already earned him a start in the World Cup in Las Vegas, increased his earnings to a total of $21,900 to rank fourth.

Riders from six nations are in the top 10 prize money standings, as calculated by dressage-news.com.

A CDI4* this week, a Nations Cup in mid-March and a World Cup event at the end of March that will be the last qualifier in the for Las Vegas are still to come at Global.

The rankings, as calculated by dressage-news.com, as of Feb. 23 are:

Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $33,400
Yvonne Losos De Muñiz DOM $25,480
Juan Matute Guimon ESP $22,050
Steffen Peters USA $21,900
Dongseon Kim KOR $21,360
James Koford USA $13,200
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu CAN $12,625
Micah Deligdish ISR $10,900
Karen Lipp USA $8,100
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz USA $7,400
Sabine Schut-Kery USA $7,400
Jill Irving CAN $7,300
Naima Moreira-Laliberté CAN $6,250
Agnete Kirk Thinggaard DEN $5,950
Ashley Holzer USA $5,400
Heather Blitz USA $4,900
Charlotte Jorst USA $4,850
Susan Pape GBR $4,750
Adrienne Lyle USA $4,250
Cesar Parra USA $3,590
Yvonne Losos De Muñiz DOM $3,580
Lindsay Kellock CAN $3,475
Ariana Chia CAN $3,140
Kiichi Harada JPN $2,475
Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte MEX $2,425
Günter Seidel USA $2,350
Beatrice Boucher CAN $2,310
Carina Nevermann Torup DEN $2,250
Megan Lane CAN $2,100
Katie Johnson USA $2,010
Caroline Darcourt SWE $1,955
Rebecca Waite USA $1,900
Ida Mattisson SWE $1,755
Hope Cooper USA $1,690
Jennifer Schrader-Williams USA $1,680
Yvonne de Haan USA $1,615
Katlyn Flett USA $1,560
Kelly Layne AUS $1,450
Nick Wagman USA $1,400
Michael Klimke GER $1,225
Michael Pineo USA $1,200
Susan Benne USA $1,125
Emma Asher USA $1,100
Susan Dutta USA $1,050
Kazuki Sado JPN $1,050
Anna Marek USA $1,042.50
Bent Jensen USA $1,025
Ryunosuke Kuroda JPN $1,000