Steffen Peters & Rosamunde Win Leudelange CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle for Mare’s 2nd Best Ever Score

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Steffen Peters riding Rosemunde at Leudelange. © 2018 Sabine Wegener/Equitaris

LEUDELANGE, Luxembourg, July 7, 2018–Steffen Peters rode Rosamunde to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday for the American pair’s second highest score.

Steffen of San Diego, California and the 11-year-old Rhinelander mare scored 80.550 per cent, the unanimous choice for first by the five judges and that gave the four-time Olympian their third straight win at this show–two on Rosamunde and one on Suppenkasper with one more start scheduled for Sunday.

“Rosie was great,” Steffent said after the ride, the last competition with Rosamunde before the CDIO5* Nations Cup at Aachen, Germany in two weeks as a final step in their campaign to make the United States team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in two months.

“This was the first time that I didn’t ask the announcer to reduce the decibels for Rosie’s music. I wanted to find out for Aachen. Rosie stayed relaxed. A good walk tour confirmed this. I’m so happy with the improvements since last year. Good girl Rosie.”

Sascha Schulz, based at this facility where the show is being staged, rode Dragao, a 10-year-old Lusitano stallion, to a personal best of 77.812 per cent to take second. Their previous best was 76.475 per cent in March.

Portland’s Maria Caetano on Coroado was third on 75.888 per cent.

Ashley Holzer and Havanna placed fourth on 75.298 per cent after placing second in the Grand Prix Friday. Although not matching a personal best of 78.200 per cent set in Wellington, Florida in February it was Ashley’s highest score in Europe since riding Breaking Dawn to a score of 75.925 per cent at Hartpury, England in 2012 when placed second to Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro a month before the Olympics in London.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

Rank Rider Horse      Sex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner E H C M B
1 Rosamunde     Mare / RHEIN / Bay / 2007 / Rock Forever x Fidermark / Hannelore Koch, Nümbrecht / Four Winds Farm 82.100    1 81.350    1 79.300    1 78.650   1 81.350    1 80.550
2 Dragao     Stallion / LUSIT / Ruça / 2008 / Unico / / Dressage Grand-Ducal 78.150    2 78.850    2 77.330    2 76.380   2 78.350    2 77.812
3 Coroado      Stallion / LUSIT / Ruça / 2007 / Rubi / Coudelaria De Alter / Juan Manuel Cordeiro 76.330    3 75.850   4 73.730    5 76.050   3 77.480   3 75.888
4 Havanna 145     Mare / HANN / Bay / 2007 / Hochadel x Rodgau / Walter Robert / Diane Fellows 75.950    4 77.750    3 75.280   3 72.580    5 74.930   4 75.298
5 Variohippique’s Vingino    Gelding / KWPN / Black / 2002 / Polansky x Variant / Stv Dressagefarm, Handel / T. Visser 75.510    6 73.130    7 71.640    8 70.000   9 74.700   5 72.996
6 Aranco V    Stallion / KWPN / Bay / 2005 / Ferro x G.Ramiro Z / P. Van De Vleuten, Sint-Oedenrode / Isabel Cool 73.750    8 74.380   5 71.680    7 72.380    6 72.750    6 72.988
7 Eres DL     Gelding / BWP / Bay / 2004 / Sir Lui x Balzflug / Lousberg Daniel Za / Lousberg Daniel 75.730    5 73.730    6 70.000  10 72.650   4 71.680   9 72.758
8 Asther de Jeu    Mare / KWPN / Darkbay / 2005 / Contango x Jazz / Emmy De Jeu, Oosterstreek / A.F.M. Visser- V.D. Meulen 73.850   7 72.280  10 72.400   6 71.450    7 72.180   8 72.432
9 Euclides Mor    Stallion / / Ruça / 2009 / Riopele / / Abelardo Morales Puron 71.800  10 72.310   9 74.030   4 71.450    7 72.430    7 72.404
10 Barolo    Gelding / HANN / Chestnut / 2006 / Breitling W x Hitchcock / Eustace, Diane, Surrey / Japan Racing Association 71.700   11 72.600   8 71.300   9 68.700  11 71.000   11 71.060
11 Dilenzio Old    Gelding / OLDBG / Chestnut / 2007 / Duino 2 x Weltmeyer / Renschen, Renate / Wagner, Ursula 72.700   9 69.900   11 67.600  12 68.150  12 71.030   10 69.876
12 Dicaprio Swing   Gelding / KWPN / Darkchestnut / 2008 / Jazz x Optiebeurs Zebulon R / J.P. Eschauzier & E. Schreutelkamp / Matty Marissink Stables 68.000  13 69.730 12 68.950  11 69.500 10 69.730 12 69.182
13 So Dark   Mare / HANN / Black / 2007 / San Remo x Rotspan / Lütjen Erika / Schönhofen Victoria Marie 68.700 12 68.850 13 67.230 13 66.480 13 66.080 14 67.468
14 Ron   Gelding / PZHK / Bay / 2007 / Samba Hit x Rabus / Malgorzata Lisiecka, Bojanowo / Bartosz Jura 64.730 14 65.950 14 63.080 14 62.730 14 68.680 13 65.034
Judges-E: Irina Maknami-RUS H: Lars Andersson-SWE C: Anne Gribbons-USA M: Susan Hoevenaars-AUS B: Peter Hansághy-HUN