Steffen Peters Completes Rosamunde’s Return to International Competition with Victory in Del Mar World Cup Freestyle

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Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde. File photo. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

DEL MAR, California, Feb. 3, 2018–Steffen Peters completed the return of Rosamunde to international Grand Prix with a victory in the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday night a day after taking the Grand Prix.

Steffen and the 11-year-old Rhinelander mare scored 74.700 per cent for the win with only three starting combinations in the third of four events in the new California dressage circuit.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Kastel’s Nintendo were second on 72.450 per cent with Kristine Howe of the Central California community of Stratford on Loanshark third on 63.950 per cent.

The last CDI for Steffen and Rosamunde before this week was at this same venue in April, 2017, shortly after competing at the World Cup Final in Omaha. The pair competed in a national show last November.

Before the freestyle, Helen Langehanenberg gave a master class that included Steffen riding Suppenkasper, the 10-year-old KWPN gelding that the German Olympian trained to Grand Prix before being sold to Four Winds Farm last summer as a U.S. team prospect for Steffen.

Helen Langehanenberg with Suppenkasper ridden by Steffen Peters in her master class at the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival.

The clearly emotional Helen described Suppenkasper as one of the best horses in the world but said. “I thank heaven this horse came to you because he deserved it… he’s so special and he deserves the best home he can get.”

Both Rosamunde and Suppenkasper are owned by Four Winds Farm of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges–E: Maria Colliander H: Hans-Christian Matthiesen C: Gary Rockwell M: Francisco Guerra Diaz B: Peter Storr
Horse
Nat.
Rider
E
H
C
M
B
Total
Place

Rosamunde

USA

Steffen Peters

74.875% (1) 72.750% (1) 73.500% (1) 76.625% (1) 75.750% (1)
1

Kastel’s Nintendo

USA

Charlotte Jorst

72.250% (2) 70.875% (2) 71.625% (2) 72.375% (2) 75.125% (2)
2

Loanshark

USA

Kristine Howe

60.875% (3) 63.500% (3) 67.000% (3) 66.375% (3) 62.000% (3)
3