Steffen Peters Wraps Up USA Competitions With Victory on Rosamunde In World Cup Special Before Heading to Europe

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Rosamunde being ridden by Steffen Peters. File photo © 2016Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Rosamunde being ridden by Steffen Peters. File photo © 2016Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

DEL MAR, California, May 1, 2016–Steffen Peters and Rosamunde won the World Cup Grand Prix Special Sunday to wrap up their final American competition before heading to Europe with both Legolas and the nine-year-old mare to prepare for the Olympics in three months.

Steffen of San Diego, California and the Rhinelander mare ranked 17th in the world, scored 76.510 per cent for Sunday’s win. On Legolas, the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding on which he is ranked No. 8 in the world, he won both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle at this event. Steffen and Rosamunde are ranked second on the U.S. Olympic rankings behind Laura Graves on Verdades and third on Legolas.

Günter Seidel of Cardiff, California on Zero Gravity, was second in the Special on 72.451 per cent after posting a personal best score for runner-up in the Grand Prix, .

Kimberly McGrath of Redlands, California on Winslow was third on 68.255 per cent.

The California-based Australian Emma Weinert-O’Rourke on Velvet WD posted a personal best 68.157 per cent for fourth place in their third CDI competition, the first event two months ago.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Special

E: Gribbons – USA H: Tissot – FRA C: Weatherwax – USA M: Clarke – GBR B: Waddell – BRA
RIDER NAT. HORSE E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Peters, Steffen USA Rosamunde 75.980 76.569 75.882 78.333 75.784 76.510 1
Seidel, Guenter USA Zero Gravity 71.961 73.725 72.157 71.373 73.039 72.451 2
McGrath, Kimberly USA Winslow 66.961 66.961 69.216 69.020 69.118 68.255 3
Weinert-O’Rourke, Emma AUS Velvet WD 68.039 68.333 64.902 68.922 70.588 68.157 4
Ebeling, Jan USA FRH Rassolini 65.588 66.765 66.569 68.627 65.098 66.529 5
Raine, Kathleen USA Zuperman 64.118 64.706 67.157 67.451 64.510 65.588 6
Groenke, Daniela GER Sinnamon 62.647 63.529 64.020 64.118 63.039 63.471 7
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Akeem Foldager 62.020 62.902 62.412 62.804 62.706 62.569 8
Howard, Anne USA Rondo 63.039 62.745 60.980 62.361 61.863 62.198 9
Dechant Nimmo, Allison USA Feerique 60.196 59.118 59.902 63.039 59.412 60.333 10