Steffen Peters & Rosamunde Win Del Mar CDI3* Grand Prix Special, 4th Straight Victory in 2018 Comeback

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Steffen Peters and Rosamunde. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

DEL MAR, California, Feb. 16-2018–Steffen Peters and Rosamunde won the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special Friday with their highest score in almost two years and logging the fourth straight victory in Big Tour comeback performances this year. Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo posted their highest score so far in four starts at Big Tour to place second.

Steffen of neighboring San Diego and the 11-year-old Rhinelander mare making a comeback after staying out of the CDI competition arena after last year’s winter circuit were awarded 76.128 per cent, the highest Grand Prix Special by an American rider so far in 2018. The pair won the Grand Prix Thursday with a score of 74.522 per cent that boosted the pair to second place in the U.S. World Equestrian Games rankings.

“This was probably Rosie’s best Grand Prix Special,” Steffen said after the ride. “I’m so excited that she did two tests, with good walk scores and nice piaffe and passage work.

“Her energy is incredible, and I’m getting closer to the point where I can control it a bit more.”

The highest Special score for Steffen and “Rosie” is 78.827 per cent awarded at Burbank, California in January 2016 then followed by 76.510 per cent four months later as the pair prepared to go to Europe with Legolas during the Olympic selection campaign. Legolas was his chosen mount for the U.S. team that won bronze at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Sabine and Sanceo were given a score of 74.702 per cent, the highest score in four starts at Big Tour beginning with the first CDI Grand Prix earlier this month.

Sabine of Thousand Oaks, California and the 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion were on the U.S. Pan American Games gold medal team at small tour in 2015 and went to Europe last year on a training and competition grant to prepare for their Grand Prix career.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Kastel’s Nintendo were third on 69.872 per cent.

Nick Wagman of nearby Rancho Santo Fe in the first Grand Prix Special on Don John was fourth on 68.574 per cent. Nick and the 10-year-old KWPN gelding made their first Big Tour start four weeks ago.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Judges–E: Lee Tubman CAN H: Sandra Hotz USA C: Michael Osinski USA M: Sandra Andrea Smith ARG B: Mary Seefried AUS

Horse
Nat.
Rider
E
H
C
M
B
Total
Pl.

Rosamunde

USA

Steffen Peters

76.383% (1) 76.915% (1) 76.489% (1) 74.255% (1) 76.596% (1)
1

Sanceo

USA

Sabine Schut- Kery

76.277% (2) 74.894% (2) 73.617% (2) 72.766% (2) 75.957% (2)
2

Kastel’s Nintendo

USA

Charlotte Jorst

71.064% (3) 68.617% (5) 70.000% (3) 70.213% (3) 69.468% (3)
3

Don John

USA

Nick Wagman

68.617% (4) 68.830% (4) 69.362% (4) 66.915% (8) 69.149% (4)
4

Crush On You

USA

Günter Seidel

67.128% (7) 69.468% (3) 68.511% (6) 68.298% (5) 68.617% (6)
5

Millione

USA

Jennifer Schrader-Williams

68.617% (4) 67.021% (6) 68.617% (5) 67.447% (6) 64.894% (8)
6

Uiver

USA

Terri Rocovich

67.234% (6) 65.957% (9) 65.638% (8) 67.234% (7) 69.149% (4)
7

Marron

USA

Mette Rosencrantz

65.000% (8) 66.383% (7) 67.128% (7) 68.723% (4) 64.149% (11)
8

Treffer

CAN

Wendy Christoff

64.468% (11) 64.894% (10) 64.255% (9) 63.830% (10) 64.255% (10)

Lord Albert

CAN

Colleen Church Mcdowall

64.574% (10) 64.468% (11) 61.702% (12) 65.213% (9) 65.319% (7)

Quantum Jazz

USA

Emily Miles

63.617% (12) 66.170% (8) 62.553% (11) 63.617% (11) 64.681% (9)

Wilhelm

CAN

Sandra Verda

64.681% (9) 64.468% (11) 63.723% (10) 63.298% (12) 60.532% (12)

Liaison

USA

Susan Ighani

58.191% (13) 62.021% (13) 59.362% (13) 59.468% (13) 60.319% (13)
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