Codi Harrison & Katholt’s Bossco Win Festival of Champions Grand Prix Special by Slim Margin Over U.S. Team Rider Katie Duerrhammer on Paxton

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Codi Harrision and Katholt’s Bossco. File photo © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 24, 2023–Codi Harrison and Katholt’s Bossco won the Festival of Champions Grand Prix Special Thursday by a slim margin over U.S. World Championships team rider Katie Duerrhammer on Paxton.

Codi of Wellington, Florida and the 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding that have been partnered for eight years scored 69.829% for the victory a day after posting 72.477% to win the Grand Prix.

Katie and Paxton, 12-year-old Westfalen gelding, earned 69.637%, just 0.192% behind for runner-up.

Katie, also based in Wellington, and Paxton have competed at CDIs mostly in Florida but were on the American Nations Cup team in Rotterdam in 2022. Katie rode Quartett at the 2022 World Championships where the U.S. team earned a start at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Lehua Custer, also based in Wellington, on the 13-year-old KWPN gelding F.J. Ramzes scored 69.595% for third, as they were in the Grand Prix.

With the Grand Prix counting for 45% of the result for the championship and 40% for the Special, Codi and Bossco go into Saturday’s Freestyle worth 15% with a total of 60.545%. Lehua and F.J. Ramzes stand second on 59.083% with Katie and Paxton in third on 58.711%

Results:

Grand Prix Special – for US Championship
Rank Competitor Score E H C M B
1.
Codi Harrison (USA)
Katholt’s Bossco
69.829% 71.191 68.744 71.723 70.234 67.255
2.
Katie Duerrhammer (USA)
Paxton
69.637% 69.893 69.574 70.000 70.531 68.191
3.
Lehua Custer (USA)
F.J. Ramzes
69.595% 69.382 68.851 68.744 70.021 70.978
4.
Anna Marek (USA)
Fire Fly
68.765% 69.680 68.085 68.404 67.978 69.680
5.
Amy L Miller (USA)
Encore
68.425% 68.723 69.148 67.446 68.404 68.404
6.
James Koford (USA)
Hatsjie B
66.957% 68.085 65.319 65.744 68.085 67.553
7.
Emily Miles (USA)
Java Dulce
66.595% 67.765 66.595 66.170 66.702 65.744
8.
Michael Bragdell (USA)
Qredit Hilltop
66.382% 66.489 67.021 67.127 66.808 64.468
9.
Nora Batchelder (USA)
Faro SQF
66.340% 64.574 65.851 66.914 67.340 67.021
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