Alice Tarjan & Donatella M USA Developing Grand Prix Champion, Harvest Reserve Champion

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USA Developing Grand Prix champion Alice Tarjan and Donatella M. © 2020 SusanJStickle.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 23, 2020–Alice Tarjan rode Donatella M to the U.S. Developing Grand Prix championship Sunday and reserve champion on Harvest with the top two places in the Grand Prix. Alice also captured the four-year-old title on her home-bred Gjenganger at the Festival of Champions.

Alice of Frenchtown, New Jersey and the nine-year-old Oldenburg mare by Fürstenball scored 71.708% for the Grand Prix victory and 70.208% on Harvest, a nine-year-old KWPN stallion (Connaisseur x Ulft), the only scores above 70% in the lineup of 12 combinations.

Alice competed Donatella at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida to win a leg of the Lövsta Future Challenge to qualify for the developing Grand Prix final that was deferred by the pandemic to the start of the 2021 circuit.

Jennifer Schrader-Williams of Roy, Washington and Millione, 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, are the 2020 Grand Prix Champion, winning the Freestyle Sunday on 75.355% and the Special Saturday on 69.489%. The pair were second in the Grand Prix behind Alice Tarjan, who had been leading in Candescent but was eliminated.

Nora Batchelder of Williston, Florida on the American-bred W Gangster Girl, also 17 years old, scored 73.275% in the Freestyle to become reserve champion. 

Results:

Developing Grand Prix

            Judges:   Ulf Wadeborn Michael Osinski William Warren  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E C M  
1.   71.708   USA Alice Tarjan Donatella M   69.250 73.125 72.750  
2.   70.208   USA Alice Tarjan Harvest   71.250 71.375 68.000  
3.   67.333   USA Cesar Parra TS Don Cesar   68.375 67.500 66.125  
4.   65.833   USA Akiko Yamazaki Gronskovlunds Romeeo   65.750 66.000 65.750  
5.   64.875   USA Christopher Hickey Friend   65.125 63.875 65.625  
6.   64.667   USA James Koford Flavius MF   64.000 65.875 64.125  
7.   64.208   USA Angela Jackson Figaro H   62.125 64.750 65.750  
8.   63.125   USA Kassandra Barteau Sundance   63.250 61.250 64.875  
9.   61.708   USA Bonnie Canter Fifinella GCF   60.500 62.500 62.125  
10.   61.500   USA Lindsey Holleger MW Feinermark   60.750 62.125 61.625  
11.   61.500   USA Shelley Van Den Neste Fire Fly   61.625 62.500 60.375  
12.   61.167   USA Daniela Groenke Bardolino   59.875 61.875 61.750  

Grand Prix Freestyle

                Sarah Geikie Heidi Berry Janet Lee Foy Kari McClain Natalie Lamping  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   75.355   USA Jennifer Schrader-Williams Millione   77.425 70.975 78.575 74.75 75.05  
2.   73.275   USA Nora Batchelder W Gangster Girl   73.275 72.4 76.2 72.125 72.375  
3.   71.955   USA Katie Poag Zonnekoning   70.55 72.65 71.1 73.125 72.35  
4.   71.475   USA Dawn White-O’Connor Bailarino   70.8 74.125 70.9 69.5 72.05  
5.   69.620   USA Patricia Becker Freedom   69.475 69.825 71.075 67.475 70.25