Steffen Peters & Rosamunde Lead All American Sweep of Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix

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Rosamunde with Steffen Peters aboard showing off her powerful gaits to win the Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Rosamunde with Steffen Peters aboard showing off her extended trot to win the Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 10, 2016–Steffen Peters on Rosamunde led an American sweep of the top places in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Wednesday with Kasey Perry-Glass emerging as an U.S. Olympic team prospect after just two Big Tour performances.

Steffen who is competing both Rosamunde and Legolas at this Diamante Farm CDI3*/5* event, one of the richest in the world, scored 75.380 per cent. The score was shy of the personal best Steffen and the nine-year-old Rhinelander mare posted two weeks ago at Los Angeles near his home in San Diego, California.

Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida and a 1998 American World Games team rider, placed second on Danilo with a score of 72.240 per cent.

Kasey Perry-Glass, based in Wellington after moving from California last year, was third on Dublet, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, on 71.020 per cent in only the second CDI Grand Prix since starting Big Tour in January (see separate story).

Steffen said he felt a “bit of pressure” coming to Wellington after the success of the pair in California, “but it felt just as good as in Los Angeles. It was a very clean test but there’s always room for improvement.

“Clearly in the one tempis she was swinging quite a bit. We were on 81 per cent after the trot work and then it went up again after the one-tempis.”

Thirty-nine combinations from 14 nations were on the start list for the CDI3*, but the Florida-based Australian Kelly Layne withdrew Udon in the warm-up when the horse coughed repeatedly.

Among the starting combinations were some new partnerships.

Laura Tomlinson riding Rosalie B at Florida's Global Dressage FestivalCDI3* Grand Prix, the competition debut for the pair, © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Laura Tomlinson riding Rosalie B at Florida’s Global Dressage FestivalCDI3* Grand Prix, the competition debut for the pair, © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Laura Tomlinson rode Rosalie B and said she was excited she may have a horse that could give her a shot at making the British team for Rio de Janeiro.

The 10-year-old Westfalen mare that Laura was riding in a competition for the first time since the horse was bought two months ago from Klaus Balkenhol, her trainer who bred Rosalie, scored 67.900 per cent.

Laura, British team gold and individual bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games, said she was “thrilled” although the mare was a “little antsy” going into a competition arena as a partnership for the first time. It was also the first Grand Prix for Rosalie–Anabel Balkenhol, Klaus’s daughter and a German Olympian, rode the horse to Small Tour.

Chris von Martels on Divertimento that he is aiming to represent Canada t the Olympics. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Chris von Martels on Divertimento that he is aiming to represent Canada t the Olympics. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Chris von Martels, Canadian Pan American Games team silver and individual bronze medalist on his Small Tour horse, and 14-year-old Westfalen gelding placed 13th on 66.700 per cent.

Divertimento was trained and competed by Sweden’s six-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén but has selected Don Auriello, her World Games and European Championship mount, as her Rio ride.

Charlotte Jorst on Kastel's Akeem Foldager. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Jorst on Kastel’s Akeem Foldager. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada came fifth on Kastel’s Akeem Foldager in the duo’s first CDI in Florida after an unsuccessful start in California last year. Charlotte bought the horse a year ago. It had been ridden by Andreas Helgstrand on the Danish team at the 2013 European Championships.

Sarah Daehnert riding Half Moon Delphi in their first CDI, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3* © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Sarah Daehnert riding Half Moon Delphi in their first CDI, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 3* © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sarah Daehnert rode the former British championship team horse in their first CDI for a score of 61.620 per cent.

The British-bred 14-year-old Hanoverian mare ridden for Great Britain by Michael Eilberg, was bought last year as an U.S. Olympic team prospect for Sarah.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: Zang – USA H: Whitham – CAN C: Rockwell – USA M: Iaccobaeus – SWE B: De Wolff – NED
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Peters, Steffen USA Rosamunde 76.200 1 76.800 1 74.600 1 73.800 2 75.500 1 75.380 1
Francis, Shelly USA Danilo 72.800 2 71.800 3 72.200 2 74.800 1 69.600 6 72.240 2
Perry-Glass, Kasey USA Goerklintgaards Dublet 71.200 4 72.800 2 70.600 3 69.500 4 71.000 4 71.020 3
Marek, Anna USA Unico G 70.900 5 68.700 7 68.000 5 70.200 3 69.900 5 69.540 4
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Akeem Foldager 68.200 7 67.700 9 66.800 11 69.500 4 72.600 2 68.960 5
Mc Cusker, Sharon USA Wrigley 66.400 10 70.700 4 67.000 9 68.600 7 69.200 7 68.380 6
Tomlinson, Laura GBR Rosalie B 71.400 3 66.000 12 65.100 16 65.700 17 71.300 3 67.900 7
Tomlinson, Laura GBR Unique 69.000 6 69.200 6 67.300 8 67.700 10 65.000 19 67.640 8
Marienau, Beatrice USA Stefano 8 65.200 14 68.200 8 66.900 10 69.000 6 68.900 8 67.640 8
Gundersen, Mikala DEN HF Victor 66.500 8 66.400 11 67.700 6 66.700 11 68.500 9 67.160 0
Page, Arlene USA Alina 66.500 8 66.500 10 66.600 12 68.300 8 67.500 11 67.080 0
Pape, Suzan GBR Harmony’s Fiorano 66.400 10 65.800 13 67.600 7 68.000 9 66.600 16 66.880 0
Von Martels, Chris CAN Divertimento 63.200 21 69.600 5 68.700 4 66.400 14 65.600 18 66.700 0
Koschel, Christoph GER Butopiar 65.400 13 65.800 13 65.700 13 64.500 18 67.800 10 65.840 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Foco Loco-W 64.600 15 65.800 13 65.300 14 66.000 15 67.100 12 65.760 0
Matute Jr, Juan ESP Quantico Ymas 66.200 12 64.900 17 63.900 19 66.500 13 66.000 17 65.500 0
Rizvi, P.J. USA Breaking Dawn 63.800 17 65.800 13 65.200 15 65.800 16 66.800 14 65.480 0
Petersen, Lars DEN Elfenfeuer 64.100 16 63.600 19 64.500 18 66.700 11 67.100 12 65.200 0
Lopardo-Grana, Cesar ARG Tyara 63.200 21 64.300 18 64.800 17 63.900 19 64.400 20 64.120 0
Koford, James USA Don Principe 61.900 26 62.700 22 63.400 20 62.600 21 62.900 22 62.700 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Dondolo Las Marismas 63.800 17 62.800 21 63.000 21 61.200 26 62.500 24 62.660 0
Rizvi, P.J. USA Unlimited 60.400 29 60.600 26 62.400 23 62.500 22 66.700 15 62.520 0
Zimmermann, Christian PLE Aramis 606 63.500 20 62.200 23 62.700 22 61.200 26 62.800 23 62.480 0
Nascimento, Maciel-Dum BRA Daniel de G 62.100 25 59.900 29 62.400 23 63.600 20 63.400 21 62.280 0
Bukowski, Lisa CAN Santos Utopia 63.700 19 61.000 24 60.800 28 60.600 31 62.100 25 61.640 0
Daehnert, Sarah USA Half Moon Delphi 62.700 23 63.200 20 58.600 31 62.000 23 61.600 26 61.620 0
Garweg, Christian CAN Delorean 61.900 26 60.400 27 61.600 27 60.700 30 61.600 26 61.240 0
Manfredi, Maria Florencia ARG Bandurria Kacero 60.400 29 60.700 25 60.800 28 61.400 25 59.900 31 60.640 0
Reteguiz-Denizard, Luis PUR Royal Affair 61.000 28 60.100 28 62.100 25 61.600 24 57.100 35 60.380 0
Vaughan, Joanne GEO Stuntmann AF Hvarre 59.100 31 58.100 35 61.700 26 61.200 26 60.000 29 60.020 0
Gallagher-Legriffon, Denielle CAN Steeped In Luck 59.100 31 59.700 30 57.700 33 61.100 29 61.400 28 59.800 0
Eadie, Louisa-Marcelle GBR Welt Cup 56.600 35 59.300 31 58.900 30 59.400 33 60.000 29 58.840 0
Hamilton, Susanne USA Lord Locksley 58.600 33 58.700 33 57.700 33 59.500 32 59.100 33 58.720 0
Gomez, Alejandro VEN Flavio 62.500 24 59.000 32 58.000 32 53.300 36 59.700 32 58.500 0
Armando, Gabriel ARG Zipero 55.000 36 58.600 34 56.800 35 58.400 34 56.800 36 57.120 0
Gentry, Kim AUS Leonardo 57.400 34 56.700 36 55.600 36 54.500 35 57.200 34 56.280 0
Batchelder, Nora USA Bahai
Sprieser, Lauren USA Ellegria Elim.
Layne, Kelly AUS Udon P W.D.