Aachen, Germany (June 30, 2016) – International Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Katherine Bateson-Chandler has been named to The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team with Jane F. Clark’s Alcazar to compete in the FEI Nations Cup competition at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen in Aachen, Germany. Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar previously represented Team USA at the CDIO3* Odense Nations Cup competition in Odense, Denmark this past May.
The CHIO Aachen Nations Cup, to be held July 12-17, is the final FEI Nations Cup dressage competition for the 2016 year. The United States currently holds the top ranking among the 14 total nations vying for the winning spot. Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar will be joined by teammates Shelly Francis on Doktor, Arlene Page on Woodstock, and Steffen Peters on Rosamunde to complete the roster. Robert Dover will lead the group, serving once again as Chef d’Equipe for The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team.
“I am honored and thrilled to represent the USA as a member of the Nations Cup team at this competition,” Bateson-Chandler expressed. “My favorite thing is to be part of a team— there is nothing else like that feeling of camaraderie. It’s so fun to be able to support your teammates.”
Bateson-Chandler trains with U.S. Olympian and Developing Dressage Coach Debbie McDonald during the winter months in Wellington, Florida and travels to Europe each summer to compete and train with British Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Hester. Bateson-Chandler and Alcazar, a 10-year-old KWPN (Contango x Polin, Ferro) gelding, have been finessing their Grand Prix performances with competitions in Denmark so far this summer, including the Odense Horse Festival sponsored by ECCO and the Aalborg Dressage Event.
When not competing on the international stage, Bateson-Chandler offers training and coaching services through her business KBC Dressage. Her worldwide Grand Prix experience ensures that her students— both human and equine— have the competitive edge necessary for success in the dressage ring. KBC Dressage offers training, lessons, clinics, and prospect selection for clients. For more information about Katherine Bateson-Chandler, visit www.kbcdressage.com