Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Produce “Much Better” Ride In 2nd CDI to Win Del Mar 3* Grand Prix

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Steffen Peters riding Suppenkasper in American’s pair’s second CDI to win the Del Mark 3* Grand Prix.

DEL MAR, California, Jan. 18, 2018–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper turned in a “much better” performance to ride to victory in the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday night, only the second Big Tour event for the American pair.

Steffen and a more relaxed 10-year-old KWPN gelding scored 74.587 per cent–more than 3.4 percentage points higher than their first ride two weeks ago at the inaugural event of this new California winter circuit.

Shannon Peters, his wife and long-time eyes on the ground, “kept telling me that less is more, since the last show. It worked perfectly,” Steffen told dressage-news.com.

Helen Langehanenberg, the German Olympian who had trained and competed Suppenkasper for her husband, also provided “lots of good advice.”

Suppenkasper was bought last summer by Four Winds Farm as a prospect for Steffen of nearby San Diego along with their Rosamunde for the American team for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“I’m very happy with Mopsi’s progress,” he said, referring the horse’s barn name in German that was applied by Helen when the horse put on too much weight.

“It was one of those tests when you can really feel how much a horse enjoys every minute in the show arena.”

Kathleen Raine of Murietta, California and the 18-year-old Breanna, a Hanoverian mare, that have competed together at Big Tour for almost eight years, placed second on 67.130 per cent.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada, and Kastel’s Nintendo were third on 67.043 per cent.

As with the first West Coast event, there were significant differences in scoring by the five judges of some rides,

Germany’s Under-25 rider Sarah Runge, competing Dark Dynamic in California this winter, was awarded a total of 64.674 per cent for fourth place, with four scores between 64 and 66 per cent and 61.413 per cent from the USA’s Sara Geikie.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges–E: Raphael Saleh-FRA H: Freddy Leyman-BEL C: Sarah Geikie USA M: Isobel Wessels GBR B: William Warren USA
Horse
Rider
Nat.
E
H
C
M
B
Total
Place

Suppenkasper

Steffen Peters

USA 74.130% (1) 76.304% (1) 74.565% (1) 73.587% (1) 74.348% (1)
1

Breanna

Kathleen Raine

USA 64.022% (4) 69.674% (2) 67.500% (2) 67.174% (2) 67.283% (3)
2

Kastel’s Akeem Foldager

Charlotte Jorst

USA 65.326% (3) 69.239% (3) 65.652% (3) 67.174% (2) 67.826% (2)
3

Dark Dynamic

Sarah Runge

GER 65.761% (2) 65.978% (4) 61.413% (7) 66.196% (4) 64.022% (6)
4

Wilhelm

Sandra Verda Zanatta

CAN 62.826% (5) 61.957% (5) 64.239% (4) 59.348% (7) 65.870% (4)
5

Lancelot

Lindsey Stroh

USA 60.217% (7) 61.522% (6) 63.696% (5) 60.652% (6) 65.109% (5)
6

Treffer

Wendy Christoff

CAN 62.283% (6) 61.196% (7) 62.500% (6) 61.957% (5) 62.283% (7)
7

Liaison

Susan Ighani

USA 58.043% (8) 60.543% (8) 58.370% (8) 59.239% (8) 62.065% (8)
8