Alice Tarjan & Candescent Post Victory in USA Championship Opening Grand Prix, Christopher Hickey & Wyatt Earp Take Developing St. Georges First Round

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Christopher Hickey and Stenager’s Wyatt Earp. File photo. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 20, 2020–Alice Tarjan on Candescent began her campaign for the U.S. Grand Prix Championship with a win in the Grand Prix Thursday while Christopher Hickey on Stenager’s Wyatt Earp topped the Developing Prix St. Georges.

Alice of Frenchtown, New Jersey and the 10-year-old Hanoverian mare were awarded 71.478% for the win. The pair logged one Big Tour competition before these championships, in a Global Dressage Festival CDI3* in Wellington, Florida in mid-March, the last CDI before the coronavirus-triggered lockdown of almost three months.

Jennifer Schrader-Williams of Roy, Washington and Millione, 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, were second on 70.500% with Nora Batchelder of Williston, Florida on the U.S.-bred W Gangster Girl third on 68.848%.

The Grand Prix Special is scheduled for Saturday and the Freestyle Sunday to decide the title.

In the Developing Prix St. Georges, Chris Hickey of Edgemoor, South Carolina and the eight-year-old Danish Warmblood Stenager’s Wyatt Earp scored 72.255% for the win.

Jennifer Wetterau of Costa Mesa, California on Hartog were second on 71.814% with Jennifer Schrader-Williams on Sandeman third on 70.147%.

The national title will be decided Saturday.

Results:

Grand Prix

            Judges:   Sarah Geikie Debbie Rodriguez Janet Lee Foy William Warren Kristi Wysocki  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   71.478   USA Alice Tarjan Candescent   70.87 72.283 74.022 70 70.217  
2.   70.500   USA Jennifer Schrader-Williams Millione   71.196 68.804 71.196 69.891 71.413  
3.   68.848   USA Nora Batchelder W Gangster Girl   69.348 68.043 69.348 68.478 69.022  
4.   65.522   USA Katie Poag Zonnekoning   65.435 65.217 67.065 64.457 65.435  
5.   63.782   USA Patricia Becker Freedom   65.217 64.13 64.13 63.804 61.63  
6.   59.739   USA Dawn White-O’Connor Bailarino   61.37 58.652 60.717 59.304 58.652  

Developing Prix St. Georges

                Michael Osinski Kari McClain Scott Peterson  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E C M  
1.   72.255   USA Christopher Hickey Stenagers Wyatt Earp   73.235 72.794 70.735  
2.   71.814   USA Jennifer Wetterau Hartog   72.5 73.088 69.853  
3.   70.147   USA Jennifer Schrader-Williams Sandeman   69.118 68.235 73.088  
4.   69.951   USA Karen Lipp Infinity   70.147 70 69.706  
5.   69.510   USA Nora Batchelder Fashion Week   70.147 69.559 68.824  
6.   69.471   USA Lindsey Holleger MW Ave Maria   69.912 68.882 69.618  
7.   69.363   USA Nicholia Clarke Sir Amour   70.294 68.676 69.118  
8.   68.775   USA Sarah Lockman Balia   69.265 70.294 66.765  
9.   68.578   USA Cesar Parra TS Sir Beckmann   67.647 67.794 70.294  
10.   68.382   USA Amelia Newcomb Harvard   69.559 67.353 68.235  
11.   68.284   USA Kathryn Stoy Flash Gordon HF   69.706 68.676 66.471  
12.   67.598   USA Martin Kuhn Venivici   66.176 67.5 69.118  
13.   67.500   USA Sarah Lockman Dehavilland   69.853 66.471 66.176  
14.   67.108   USA Nicole Levy Imposant   67.647 67.647 66.029  
15.   65.588   USA Lindsey Holleger MW Cilla Amour   67.353 64.706 64.706