USA’s Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Win Wellington CDIO3* Freestyle Before Empty Spectator Stands

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Steffen Peters riding Suppenkasper to victory at Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup Grand Prix Freestyle before stands that were empty as public not allowed. The stands are normally packed for the Friday Night Lights, the feature event of the seven Global CDIs. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 13, 2020–Steffen Peters rode Suppenkasper won the CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle Friday night, the 11th straight victory this year for the four-time American Olympian seeking a start at the Tokyo Games. Spectators stands were empty as the public was not allowed at the last Friday Night Lights this Global Dressage Festival circuit.

Steffen, who had qualified the 12-year-old KWPN gelding for the World Cup Final in Las Vegas where he won the title 11 years ago but the event was canceled earlier in the day because of the coronavirus pandemic, was awarded 81.535% for the victory as Nations Cup individual gold medalist.

The pair began Big Tour in January 2018 after the horse was acquired as a U.S. team prospect for Tokyo by longtime sponsor Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang of Four Winds Farm from German Olympian Helen Langehanenberg. The duo ran up eight straight wins in 2019.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic and Aquamarijn placed second on a personal best 78.910%, beating their previous high score of 76.970% set at Global year ago.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic and Aquamarijn. © 2020 SusanJStickle.com

Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu on All In was third on 78.720%, surpassing the pair’s previous best of 76.990% posted at Global in March 2018.

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In posting a personal best score in the Global Dressage Festival Nations Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The USA’s Adrienne Lyle riding Harmony’s Duval in the American-bred gelding’s first Big Tour musical performance was fourth on 78.060%.

The CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle was won by Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo, for a double victory having taken the Grand Prix earlier.

Sabine of Thousand Oaks, California and the 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion scored 76.415% in the sixth start for the duo this year following eight months away from competition.

Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo celebrating victory in the Global Dressage Festival’s CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Masanao Takahashi of Japan on Rubicon Unitechno placed second on 74.420% with Bianca Tota of Wellington on Cadento V third on 72.260%.

Nations Cup team medals were presented to open Friday Night Stars, the last of the events for 2020 as the Global winter circuit ends after 10 weeks due to efforts to combat coronavirus.

Nations Cup team medals awarded, USA (center) gold, Canada (left) silver and Denmark bronze. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

Nations Cup Under-25 individual Grand Prix medalists USA’s Benjamin Ebeling gold (center), Canada’s Camille Carier Bergeron silver (left) and Natalie Pai bronze. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

CDIO3* Grand Prix Freestyle

                  Magnus Ringmark Isobel Wessels Christof Umbach Stephen Clarke Yuri Romanov    
Place   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse     E H C M B   Spectators
1.   81.535   USA Steffen Peters Suppenkasper     81.025 83.525 79.800 81.325 82.000   80.276 (1)
2.   78.910   DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Aquamarijn     77.175 78.500 78.375 80.250 80.250   79.657 (2)
3.   78.720   CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In     78.900 80.000 74.800 79.175 80.725   78.655 (3)
4.   78.060   USA Adrienne Lyle Harmony’s Duval     75.975 78.200 75.575 79.025 81.525   76.787 (5)
5.   77.975   DEN Agnete Kirk Thinggaard Blue Hors Zatchmo     77.150 80.450 75.400 75.900 80.975   77.428 (4)
6.   77.860   CAN Naima Moreira Laliberte Statesman     77.750 78.600 79.025 78.250 75.675   75.683 (6)
7.   76.265   USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar     77.775 75.950 75.900  

76.500

 

75.200   74.983 (7)
8.   75.555   CAN Lindsay Kellock Sebastien     76.675 74.250 77.025 74.825 75.000   74.012 (8)
9.   74.050   CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW     73.900 74.700 72.250 74.850 74.550   73.156 (9)
10.   72.480   USA Anna Marek Dee Clair     73.725 71.100 70.650 74.575 72.350   72.153 (10)
11.   72.005   ESP Carlos Salguero Ocaña Vangens Star-Light     70.775 69.875 73.575 72.925 72.875   69.750 (11)
11.   72.005   DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Her Highness O     71.225 71.175 72.650 70.475 74.500   69.635 (12)
SC.       ISR Sahar Daniel Hirosh Whitman                 ()
SC.       JPN Kiichi Harada Egistar                 ()
SC.       ISR Micah Deligdish Destiny                 ()

CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle

            Judges:     Kurt Christensen Isobel Wessels Elke Ebert Yuri Romanov Heidi Berry    
Place   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse     E H C M B    
1.   76.415   USA Sabine Schut-Kery Sanceo     76.225 77.525 77.025 75.450 75.850    
2.   74.420   JPN Masanao Takahashi Rubicon Unitechno     74.200 75.875 73.100 74.200 74.725    
3.   72.260   USA Bianca Tota Cadento V     70.625 73.475 71.600 73.750 71.850    
4.   72.005   USA Jessica Jo Tate Faberge     70.250 72.925 71.425 72.125 73.300    
5.   71.845   USA Jessica Kozel Denzello     69.550 72.700 69.925 74.250 72.800    
6.   71.745   MEX Martha Fernanda Del Valle Quirarte Beduino Lam     70.500 72.975 72.825 71.675 70.750    
7.   70.870   USA Jan Ebeling Indeed     70.850 71.750 70.800 70.025 70.925    
8.   70.345   USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC     70.125 71.500 68.175 70.950 70.975    
9.   69.535   CAN Denielle Gallagher-Legriffon Wilson Pickett     68.675 70.125 69.950 70.200 68.725    
10.   69.130   JPN Kiichi Harada Fairytale S     68.250 66.675 69.500 70.400 70.825    
11.   68.580   CAN Gloria Schriever Zenith De Pessel     69.200 66.900 69.850 68.650 68.300    
12.   64.430   CAN Karis Van Essen Camistry J     63.100 63.225 66.300 64.650 64.875    
EL.       USA Bent Jensen Chance                  
SC.       CAN Jill Irving Arthur