Top 12 riders at Wellington’s Global Dressage Festival Shortened by Coronavirus Split Almost Quarter Million Dollars in Prize Money

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

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 17, 2020–The top 12 riders at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival shortened by the coronavirus pandemic split almost a quarter million dollars in prize money on the world’s richest dressage circuit.

The top group of riders came from seven nations, while overall 70 riders from 14 countries on five continents–Asia, Oceania, Europe and North and South America–earned at least $1,000.

For the first time an Asian rider, Dongseon Kim of South Korea, topped the season-ending rankings with a total of $34,785 in six weeks of international events at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. A seventh week was canceled amidst efforts to combat the virus.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler, based in Wellington and the top money earner on the 2019 circuit, was second ranked this year on $33,700, as calculated by dressage-news.com.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz, an Olympian representing the Dominican Republic, had total prize money of $27,780.

Steffen Peters, a four-time Olympian for the United States and based in San Diego, California competed throughout the Florida circuit to win all 11 of his starts on Suppenkasper and claim $26,400.

Juan Matute Guimon, who grew up on the Wellington circuit but moved to his homeland of Spain two years ago, came back for long enough this year to take home $22,050.

Winnings for Jessica Jo Tate of Wellington totaled $20,200 while Karen Lipp of the Atlanta metro area earned $15,550.

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu, Canada’s top rider, had prize money of $14,325.

Kiichi Harada was the top money winner with $13,875 among a lineup of more than six riders from Japan at Global seeking results to represent the nation at their home Olympics in Tokyo in July.

Americans James Koford earning $13,625 and Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on $10,950 made the top 12.

Israel’s Micah Deligdish ranked 12th with earnings of $10,900.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money rankings as of Mar. 15, as calculated by dressage-news.com:

1. Dongseon Kim KOR $34,785
2. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $33,700
3. Yvonne Losos De Muñiz DOM $27,780
4. Steffen Peters USA $26,400
5. Juan Matute Guimon ESP $22,050
6. Jessica Jo Tate USA $20,200
7. Karen Lipp USA $15,550
8. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu CAN $14,325
9. Kiichi Harada JPN $13,875
10. James Koford USA $13,625
11. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz USA $10,950
12. Micah Deligdish ISR $10,900
13. Jill Irving CAN $9,800
14. Sabine Schut-Kery USA $9,500
15. Naima Moreira-Laliberté CAN $8,150
16. 
Ashley Holzer USA $7,500
17. Agnete Kirk Thinggaard DEN $6,850
18. Jessica Kozel USA $6,425
19. Adrienne Lyle USA $6,400
20. Cesar Parra USA $6,280
21. Lindsay Kellock CAN $5,275
22. Heather Blitz USA $4,900
23. Charlotte Jorst USA $4,850
24. Susan Pape GBR $4,750
25. Jennifer Schrader-Williams USA $4,680
26. Adrienne Lyle USA $4,250
27. Ariana Chia CAN $3,927.50
28. Benjamin Ebeling USA $3,895
29. Beatrice Boucher CAN $3,810
30. Carina Nevermann Torup DEN $3,750
31. Hope Cooper USA $3,510
32. Karen Pavicic CRO $3,199.16
33. Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte MEX $3,175
34. Jan Ebeling USA $3,100
35. Katie Johnson USA $3,100
36. Christoph Koschel GER $3,000
37. Pia Fortmuller CAN $2,385
38T. Günter Seidel USA $2,350
38T. Masanao Takahashi JPN $2,350
40. Pablo Gomez Molina ESP $2,311.67
41. Yvonne de Haan USA $2,235
42. Kelly Layne AUS $2,200
43. Megan Lane CAN $2,100
44. Diane Creech CAN $2,075
45. Jami Kment USA $2,055
46. Susan Dutta USA $2,030
47. Sarah Lockman USA $1,975
48. Caroline Darcourt SWE $1,955
49. Rebecca Waite USA $1,900
50. Camille Carier Bergeron CAN $1,795
51. Ida Mattisson SWE $1,755
52. Katlyn Flett USA $1,560
53. Emma Asher USA $1,525
54. Vanessa Creech-Terauds CAN $1,470
55. Michael Klimke GER $1,405
56. Nick Wagman USA $1,400
57. Lauren Sprieser USA $1,310
58. Jacqueline Brooks CAN $1,300
59. Michael Pineo USA $1,200
60. Susan Benne USA $1,125
61. Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon CAN $1,050
62T. Natalie Pai USA $1,050
62T. 
Kazuki Sado JPN $1,050
62T. Nora Batchelder USA $1,050
65. Anna Marek USA $1,042.50
66. Bent Jensen USA $1,025
67. Eline Eckroth USA $1,015
68T. Nicholas Fyffe AUS $1,000
68T. Ryunosuke Kuroda JPN $1,000
68T. Ellesse Tzinberg Gundersen PHI $1,000