Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Katherine Bateson-Chandler's New Ride

By Kitson

Alcazar, photo courtesy of Katherine Bateson-Chandler
I got a little horsie eye candy yesterday from Grand Prix dressage champion Katherine Bateson-Chandler: a picture of her new horse, who started out as Alonzo but as of yesterday had been re-named Alcazar. The 7-year old Dutch-bred Warmblood gelding (recently purchased by Jane Clark) arrived at Katherine's barn in Wellington last month. Check out an article about this gorgeous creature at

Otherwise Katherine, a 2012 Olympic hopeful, is busy working on fitness, strength and a bit of test practice with another incredibly wonderful horse, her WEG partner, Nartan, a 15-year old Dutch KWPN Warmblood.

She told me yesterday: “Mostly I’m focused on keeping Nartan happy and interested in his work!" Good luck, Katherine and Nartan!

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