Susan Dutta & Currency DC Produce Personal Best to Win Wellington CDI3* Special

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Susan Dutta and Currency DC on their way to personal best score in the WEF Classic Grand Prix Special CDI3*. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Susan Dutta and Currency DC on their way to personal best score in the WEF Classic Grand Prix Special CDI3*. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 16–Susan Dutta rode Currency DC to a personal best score to win the WEF Classic CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday.

Susan of Wellington and the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Clintino x Cinderella x Classiker) were awarded 69. per cent that surpassed their previous best of 67.200 per cent attained at this same Global Equestrian Festival show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center exactly a year ago.

“It’s getting much better, but it’s not without a huge effort,” said Susie who spent most of 2012 working Jurgen Köschel at his stable in Hagen, Germany. As Jurgen or his son, Christoph, cannot spent a lot of time in the U.S., she works with Australian transplant Nicholas Fyffe.

“I like him,” she said, “he has beautiful delivery and a fine way of making me feel like a ride well.”

Susan, whose husband Tim is the owener of the Dutta Corp. horse transportation business, has had “Curry,” as they call the horse, since he was 2 1/2 years old. Currency was a standout performer as a five and six-year-old and at the age of five represented the United States at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden. Germany.

“So I’ve ridden him his whole life,” she said, having started the horse at Grand Prix three years ago.

“Part of my problem is a lack of confidence,” she said. “I have to really believe in him and myself. He has the confidence and now I’m starting to believe in myself. I think he likes the way I’m riding him.

“There’s more in there, he has not been ridden to his potential.

“This is a huge step in the right direction. Now you can see how much potential there is.

“I was not nervous. I’m feeling more confident and I think that’s transferring to him.

“Confidence builds on confidence, so I want to layer the confidence. We did a good Grand Prix and now a good Special on top.”

Susan plans to return to Europe after the winter circuit ends with the CDIO3* Nations Cup in mid-April.

She would “love to be” on American teams at the Nations Cups in Vidauban, France, Rotterdam and Aachen, Germany this summer.

Grand Prix Special
E: Lopes – POR H: Foy – USA C: Phillips – GBR M: Nivelle – GER B: Ahman – SWE
Rider Ctzn Horse E % H % C % M % B % T % Pl.
Dutta, Susan USA Currency DC 69.167% 71.250% 69.167% 69.792% 67.604% 69.396% 1
Jaccoma, Susan USA Wadamur 66.250% 67.708% 66.667% 65.000% 64.688% 66.063% 2
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 66.146% 64.479% 64.167% 67.396% 63.229% 65.083% 3
Parra, Cesar USA Van the Man 67.188% 66.146% 63.021% 64.063% 64.896% 65.063% 4
Strasser, Evi CAN Action Tyme 65.208% 65.104% 63.021% 65.521% 65.000% 64.771% 5
Mukpo, Diana USA Pascal 63.958% 62.188% 65.104% 64.792% 65.000% 64.208% 6
Strawson, Barbara USA Amicelli 61.042% 59.896% 59.167% 63.958% 60.833% 60.979%
Powers, Elizabeth Armstrong USA Parsifal 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000%
Meisner, Cheryl CAN Tango 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000%
Schopf, Bernd DEU De Value 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000% 0.000%
Cordia-Van Reesema, Elaine USA Jewel’s Adelante 0.000% . 0.000% . 0.000% . 0.000% . 0.000% . 0.000% .