Steffen Peters & Legolas Score Personal Best to Take Verden CDI3* Grand Prix Special, 2nd Straight Win

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Steffen Peters on Legolas for the playing of the American national anthem for the second victory in a row. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters on Legolas for the playing of the American national anthem for the second victory in a row. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

VERDEN, Germany, Aug. 10, 2014–Steffen Peters on Legolas captured the CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday for the pair’s second straight victory with a personal best performance he wanted to take to the World Equestrian Games to support his American team mates.

“It was simply the best Grand Prix Special we’ve done,” said Steffen who was scored at 76.275 per cent on the 12-year-old Westfalen gelding that were competing at their first show since the San Diego, California resident came down with severe pneumonia a month ago. Steffen and Legolas won the Grand Prix Saturday.

Germany’s Benjamin Werndl on Der Hit was second on 73.157 per cent and compatriot Dorothee Schneider on Silvano third on 72.882 per cent.

Americans Adrienne Lyle of Ketchum Idaho on Wizard was fourth on 71.588 per cent and Kathleen Raine of Murietta, California on Breanna was 12th on 68.353 per cent.

Canada’s Belinda Trussell on Anton was fifth on 71.490 per cent.

The Americans return to their Belgium base camp to await the results of blood tests and veterinary examinations of the horses before the final team for the world championships in Normandy, France is announced.

Based on scores but subject to a clean bill of halth and a detailed U.S. federation review process, the top ranked combinations are Steffen Peters on Legolas, Laura Graves of Geneva, Florida on Verdades, Tina Konyot of Palm City, Florida on Calecto V and Caroline Roffman of Wellington, Florida on Her Highness O.

“We had lots of energy and we got all our changes–the second time in a row,” Steffen told dressage-news.com of the Grand Prix Special that beat their previous best score of 75.255 per cent set at Burbank, California last February.

“If I had only one wish it was the test–the feeling–I had today and wanted to take forward to support my team mates at the WEG.

“Since January this year there hasn’t been a test that was tis good–exactly what I wanted it to be.”

The Verden results for the U.S. champions Steffen and Legolas, owned by Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang who also owned Ravel, was clearly heartening for Robert Dover, the American chef d’equipe.

The severe case of pneumonia took four weeks before Steffen was close to his previous fitness level.

However, with the pair displaying top performances in Europe and the success of Laura Graves and Verdades gives this U.S. team a chance to make history–the first American squad to deliver two scores of 75 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

 and silver. Great Britain is strong with world No. 1 Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro a

# horse rider E H C M B total score
1. Legolas 92
G \ Westf \ B \ 2002 \ Laomedon x Florestan II \ B: Kissing,Johannes \ O: Four Winds Farm LLC
USA
Steffen Peters 1.700,00 EUR 78.725%
401.5
(1)
75.196%
383.5
(1)
75.000%
382.5
(1)
75.686%
386
(1)
76.765%
391.5
(1)
76.275%
1945
2. Der Hit
G \ Old \ Db \ 2003 \ Del Gado x Welt Hit II \ B: Ruhe,Heinrich \ O: Aubenhausen GbR Home of the Dress.H
GER
Benjamin Werndl
RFV Aubenhausen e.V.
1.400,00 EUR 75.490%
385
(2)
75.000%
382.5
(2)
71.569%
365
(4)
73.235%
373.5
(2)
70.490%
359.5
(6)
73.157%
1865.5
3. Silvano 71
S \ KWPN \ B \ 1999 \ Rubinstein I x Cocktail \ B: Wouters, F. \ O: Gestüt Peterhof
GER
Dorothee Schneider
Frankf.Turnierst.Schw.Gelb e.V.
1.000,00 EUR 72.255%
368.5
(6)
74.706%
381
(3)
71.667%
365.5
(3)
72.353%
369
(3)
73.431%
374.5
(2)
72.882%
1858.5
4. Wizard
G \ Old \ B \ 1999 \ Weltmeyer x Classiker \ B: \ O: Peggy,Thomas
USA
Adrienne Lyle 800,00 EUR 73.039%
372.5
(4)
73.431%
374.5
(4)
70.098%
357.5
(6)
69.510%
354.5
(5)
71.863%
366.5
(5)
71.588%
1825.5
5. Anton
G \ Sachs \ B \ 2000 \ Antaeus x Melit xx \ B: Glotz,Mirko \ O: Eames,Robyn
CAN
Belinda Trussell 600,00 EUR 69.412%
354
(10)
71.667%
365.5
(5)
72.059%
367.5
(2)
71.569%
365
(4)
72.745%
371
(3)
71.490%
1823
6. Mister X 56
S \ Trak. \ B \ 2004 \ Egeus x \ B: \ O: Merkulova,Inessa
RUS
Inessa Merkulova 500,00 EUR 73.431%
374.5
(3)
69.118%
352.5
(10)
69.118%
352.5
(8)
66.667%
340
(14)
72.059%
367.5
(4)
70.078%
1787
7. Very Keen
G \ KWPN \ Db \ 2002 \ Oklund x Dutchboy \ B: Brinks,H. \ O: Michel,Ulrike
GER
Thomas Wagner
RSG Bad Homburger Kronenhof e.V.
450,00 EUR 72.451%
369.5
(5)
69.804%
356
(9)
68.529%
349.5
(9)
68.725%
350.5
(7)
68.824%
351
(10)
69.667%
1776.5
8. Deveraux B
G \ Westf \ F \ 2002 \ Dimension x Rivellino xx \ B: Becks,Christian \ O: Koppelmann,Carola
GER
Carola Koppelmann
Kehdinger Reitclub e.V.
400,00 EUR 70.294%
358.5
(9)
71.275%
363.5
(6)
67.255%
343
(12)
68.922%
351.5
(6)
68.529%
349.5
(12)
69.255%
1766
9. Di Lapponia T
M \ Hann \ R \ 2001 \ Donnerhall x Argument \ B: Tobaben,Joachim \ O: Friberg,Paulinda
SWE
Paulinda Friberg 350,00 EUR 71.667%
365.5
(7)
70.000%
357
(8)
67.451%
344
(11)
68.039%
347
(10)
68.824%
351
(10)
69.196%
1764.5
10. Daily Pleasure 4
G \ Westf \ F \ 2001 \ De Niro x Ehrenmarsch \ B: Gräfe,Kurt \ O: Buchholtz,Amely Baronin von
GER
Holga Finken
PSV Reitakademie Werder e.V.
300,00 EUR 67.843%
346
(14)
69.118%
352.5
(10)
70.294%
358.5
(5)
66.961%
341.5
(13)
70.392%
359
(7)
68.922%
1757.5
11. Zigeuner
G \ KWPN \ B \ 2004 \ Gribaldi x Ehrentusch \ B: \ O: Dressurstal van Baalen
NED
Marlies van Baalen
RFV Dinslaken-Hiesfeld e.V.
250,00 EUR 70.980%
362
(8)
69.020%
352
(12)
69.706%
355.5
(7)
67.647%
345
(11)
66.373%
338.5
(14)
68.745%
1753
12. Breanna 2
M \ Hann \ B \ 2000 \ Brentano II x Weltmeyer \ B: Rauen,Walter \ O: Mason,Jennifer
USA
Kathleen Raine 250,00 EUR 66.667%
340
(15)
70.196%
358
(7)
67.843%
346
(10)
68.529%
349.5
(8)
68.529%
349.5
(12)
68.353%
1743
13. Miata
S \ Old \ B \ 1999 \ Lancado x Grasco \ B: Grashorn,Gerald \ O: Nyreröd,Emilie
SWE
Emilie Nyreröd 250,00 EUR 68.824%
351
(13)
68.431%
349
(13)
66.569%
339.5
(14)
68.333%
348.5
(9)
69.412%
354
(8)
68.314%
1742
14. Hermes 123
S \ SWB \ \ 2001 \ Rambo x Urbino \ B: Pehrsson,Ann & Thorsten \ O: Pehrsson,Ann & Thorsten
SWE
Anna Svanberg 250,00 EUR 69.314%
353.5
(11)
68.235%
348
(14)
66.765%
340.5
(13)
66.569%
339.5
(15)
69.118%
352.5
(9)
68.000%
1734
15. FBW De Vito
G \ Württ \ B \ 2002 \ De Niro x Disco-Stern \ B: Ruetz,Elisabeth \ O: ZG Stritzke u.Schellin,
DEN
Martin Christensen
Stall Tannenhof e.V
250,00 EUR 69.020%
352
(12)
66.275%
338
(15)
66.373%
338.5
(15)
67.353%
343.5
(12)
64.804%
330.5
(15)
66.765%
1702.5
total = 8.750,00 EUR

 

prize money 8.750,00 EUR
judges E: Mariano Santos Redondo
H: Henning Lehrmann
C: Elke Ebert
M: Elisabeth Koffmahn
B: Susanne Baarup