Jennifer Williams of USA Leads Wellington Global Dressage Festival Prize Money After 3 of 7 CDIs

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Jennifer Williams on Millione celebrating a victory at the Global Dressage Festival. © 2022 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 16, 2022–Success for Jennifer Williams at both Big and Small Tour has boosted the American rider to the top of the Global Dressage Festival prize money with riders from 17 nations earning a slice of awards after three of seven CDIs over the winter-long circuit.

Jennifer of Olympia, Washington has earned a total of $8,385 with the 19-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Millione at Grand Prix and Joppe K, eight-year-old KWPN gelding at Small Tour. Jennifer and Millione claimed the 2020 U.S. Grand Prix Championship and were on the American team squad touring Europe last year.

Susan Pape of Great Britain was ranked second with $7,800 in earnings and Benjamin Ebeling of Moorpark, California in third place with $7,500.

Belgium’s Laurence Vanommeslaghe, a newcomer to the Global circuit, with a victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle and other placings was ranked fourth with $6,600 followed by Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén, a seven-time Olympian for Sweden, with $6,000.

Wellington-based Paula Matute Guimon of Spain with $5,900, Germany’s Christoph Koschel at $4,900 and Americans Katie Duerrhammer of Greenwood Village, Colorado at $4,500, Ali Potasky of Versailles, Kentucky at $4,245 and Susan Dutta of Wellington on $3,900 completed the top 10 standings.

Prizemoney rankings after three of seven CDIs, as compiled by dressage-news.com:

1. Jennifer Williams USA $8,385
2. Susan Pape GBR $7,800
3. Benjamin Ebeling USA $7,500
4. Laurence Vanommeslaghe BEL $6,600
5. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén SWE $6,000
6. Paula Matute Guimón ESP $5,900
7. Christoph Koschel GER $4,900
8. Katie Duerrhammer USA $4,500
9. Ali Potasky USA $4,245
10. Susan Dutta USA $3,900
11. Michael Klimke GER $3,750
12. Mikala Münter USA $3,700
13. Frederic Wandres GER $3,300
14. Ashley Holzer USA $3,200
15. Alice Tarjan USA $3,000
16. Jan Ebeling USA $2,375
17. Joanne Vaughan GEO $2,200
18. Ariana Chia CAN $2,100
19. Pia Fortmüller CAN $2,000
20. Kevin Kohmann USA $1,975
21. Evi Strasser CAN $1,970
22. Anna Buffini USA $1,700
23. Estelle Schurink SUI $1,550
T-24. Charlotte Jorst USA $1,500
T-24. Sarah Tubman USA $1,500
26. Diane Creech CAN $1,400
T-27. Kerrigan Gluch USA $1,000
T-27. Juan Matute Guimon ESP $1,000
T-27. Megan Lane CAN $1,000