Katherine Bateson-Chandler Aquires Haute Couture as 2022 WEG Team Hopeful
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Posted by Astrid Appels for Eurodressage.com
Haute Couture, Dinja van Liere's Dutch team horse at the 2021 European Dressage Championships, has been sold to the U.S.A. for Katherine Bateson-Chandler to ride.
Haute Couture is a 9-year old KWPN mare by Connaisseur out of Destiney (by Krack C x Jazz). She was bred and owned by Joop van Uytert in partnership with Albert Drost in The Netherlands.
Photo - Haute Couture at the 2021 European Dressage Championships (© Astrid Appels)
Pavo Cup Winner, WCYH Finalist
The bay mare was produced to Grand Prix level by Dinja van Liere and was a stand-out horse from the start.
Her first claim to fame came in 2017 when she began the year by winning the Horsefood Talent 2017 in Berkel-Enschot and then moving on to win the Pavo Cup finals ahead of Total U.S. as a 5-year old. At the 2017 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo, she was 10th in the finals.
In 2018 she was third at the Pavo Cup Finals, this time bested by Total U.S., but the pair was only selected as second reserve for the 2018 World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo.
In 2019 as a 7-year old she was back on the Dutch team for the World Young Horse Championships in Ermelo and was 8th in the Finals.