Korea’s Dongseon Kim First Asian Rider to Top Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Rankings

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Korea’s Dongseon Kim on Belstaff at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2020 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 2, 2020–Dongseon Kim, competing in Florida before giving up international dressage competition to become an investment banker, is the first Asian rider to top the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money rankings.

The 30-year-old South Korean rider who competed at the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Equestrian Games, has earned a total of $34,785 as of the end of the fifth week of CDIs in the winter-long circuit at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The unofficial rankings are calculated by dressage-news.com.

This is my last show,” he said after placing second in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle. “I’m going to be retiring from competitive horse sport now. I’ve been doing this for around 10 years now in the CDIs. I want to do something else. I want to be an investment banker now.”

He is a political science graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire who has competed extensively in the United States and Europe in the past decade.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington an American team rider on Alcazar is second in the standings on $33,400 with Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic third on $25,480, Steffen Peters of San Diego, a four-time Olympian for the United States, fourth on $23,400 and Spain’s Juan Matute Guimon fifth on $22,050.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money rankings as of Mar. 1, as calculated by dressage-news.com:
Dongseon Kim KOR $34,785
Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $33,400
Yvonne Losos De Muñiz DOM $25,480
Steffen Peters USA $23,400
Juan Matute Guimon ESP $22,050
Jessica Jo Tate USA $19,350
Karen Lipp USA $15,550
Kiichi Harada JPN $13,775
James Koford USA $13,200
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu CAN $12,625
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz USA $10,950
Micah Deligdish ISR $10,900
Jill Irving CAN $9,250
Naima Moreira-Laliberté CAN $7,850
Sabine Schut-Kery USA $7,400
Agnete Kirk Thinggaard DEN $5,950
Jessica Kozel USA $5,700
Ashley Holzer USA $5,400
Adrienne Lyle USA $5,200
Cesar Parra USA $5,120
Lindsay Kellock CAN $4,975
Heather Blitz USA $4,900
Charlotte Jorst USA $4,850
Susan Pape GBR $4,750
Beatrice Boucher CAN $3,810
Jennifer Schrader-Williams USA $3,680
Ariana Chia CAN $3,140
Christoph Koschel GER $3,000
Karen Pavicic CRO $2,950
Hope Cooper USA $2,810
Jan Ebeling USA $2,650
Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte MEX $2,425
Günter Seidel USA $2,350
Benjamin Ebeling USA $2,270
Carina Nevermann Torup DEN $2,250
Megan Lane CAN $2,100
Katie Johnson USA $2,010
Caroline Darcourt SWE $1,955
Pablo Gomez Molina ESP $1,950
Rebecca Waite USA $1,900
Diane Creech CAN $1,900
Sarah Lockman USA $1,800
Ida Mattisson SWE $1,755
Pia Fortmuller CAN $1,735
Yvonne de Haan USA $1,615
Katlyn Flett USA $1,560
Kelly Layne AUS $1,450
Nick Wagman USA $1,400
Masanao Takahashi JPN $1,350
Lauren Sprieser USA $1,310
Jacqueline Brooks CAN $1,300
Vanessa Creech-Terauds CAN $1,270
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
Nora Batchelder USA $1,050
Anna Marek USA $1,042.50
Bent Jensen USA $1,025
Eline Eckroth USA $1,015
Nicholas Fyffe AUS $1,000
Ryunosuke Kuroda JPN $1,000
Ellesse Tzinberg Gundersen PHI $1,000