Steffen Peters Rides Rosamunde for Win at Wellington in 1st International Grand Prix

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Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde in the mare's first international Grand Prix. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde in the mare’s first international Grand Prix. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 5, 2015–Steffen Peters rode Rosamunde to victory in the mare’s first international Grand Prix at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Thursday while runnerup Arlene “Tuny” Page on Woodstock posted their highest Grand Prix result on any horse in eight years.

The ride on the Rhinelander mare who turns eight years old in May came four days after flying from Steffen’s base in San Diego, California and earned the pair 71.300 per cent. Tuny Page of Wellington and Woodstock were at 70.420 per cent and Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada on Kastel’s Nintendo was third on 70.360 per cent.

Video of te ride by Steffen on Rosamunde http://campfieldvideos.com/2015/02/06/steffen-peters-rosamunde-g-2-5-15/

Rosamunde, bought by Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang in September, 2013 as a successor to Ravel and Legolas that they also own, was shown by Steffen in her first Grand Prix, a national event in California, after seven wins in eight starts at small tour on both sides of the Atlantic last year.

Steffen said that he was amazed from the first day he rode Rosie as he calls her, but found it “even more amazing in the Grand Prix, she was so focused with a few little rookie mistakes. I was obviously very happy with the half passes, canter pirouettes, two tempis… lots of wonderful things.”

After this competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Festival, he plans to compete Rosamunde at shows in San Juan Capistrano, California in March and a decision will then be made on whether to go with a squad of about eight Big and Small Tour combinations to Europe for about six weeks in preparation for the Pan American Games in Toronto in July.

Although he rode Rosamunde in Europe last summer, performing the Grand Prix there “may be simply too soon. It could overwhelm the horse. The Grand Prix is a whole new, tougher world.”

The closest comparison of Rosamunde he made was to Ravel that he said “taught me well and I think will benefit Rosie.”

Arlene "Tuny"Page on Woodstock in the CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Arlene “Tuny”Page on Woodstock in the CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

For Tuny Page, whose highest score at Grand Prix was on Wild One in 2007, Woodstock displayed “a lot of confidence.”

Charlotte Jorst, who earlier in the day disclosed to dressage-news.com her purchase of Akeem Foldager from Andreas Helgstrand from whom she bought Nintendo, was competing in her fifth Grand Prix  on the horse.

Getting Nintendo to this point, she said, was “very difficult and challenging” but he goal was see how well she could ride it.

Correction: An earlier version stated that Charlotte Jorst had previously ridden five Grand Prix on Nintendo and the same number in her riding career. Charlotte had ridden five international Grand Prix on Nintendo but also on other horses and some national Grand Prix.

Charlotte Jorst and Kastel's Nintendo. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: McMullen – CAN H: Clarke – GBR C: Max-Theurer – AUT M: Matthiesen – DEN B: Umbach – LUX
Rider Nation E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Peters, Steffen USA 71.100 2 72.100 1 71.500 1 70.700 1 71.100 4 71.300 1
Page, Arlene USA 70.400 3 70.400 4 69.300 5 70.600 2 71.400 3 70.420 2
Jorst, Charlotte USA 71.500 1 70.000 6 69.100 6 68.800 4 72.400 1 70.360 3
Schopf, Carrie ARM 69.400 5 70.200 5 70.500 2 68.100 6 70.300 5 69.700 4
Wilcox, Lisa USA 68.800 6 71.500 2 66.600 10 68.400 5 71.700 2 69.400 5
Koschel, Christoph GER 68.200 7 68.700 8 70.100 3 67.600 7 69.900 6 68.900 6
Francis, Shelly USA 66.400 12 71.100 3 70.000 4 69.400 3 67.600 10 68.900 6
Tarjan, Alice USA 69.900 4 67.700 10 65.600 13 66.900 8 69.500 7 67.920 8
Sammis, Lauren USA 68.200 7 69.000 7 67.000 8 66.200 9 69.200 9 67.920 8
Cordia-van Reesema, Eliane USA 68.100 9 67.700 10 65.000 16 66.100 11 69.400 8 67.260 0
Griffith, Lara GBR 66.900 11 66.600 12 67.500 7 65.600 12 66.400 12 66.600 0
Matute Jr, Juan ESP 66.300 13 67.900 9 65.900 11 66.200 9 66.100 13 66.480 0
Wilson, Leah CAN 67.800 10 66.100 14 65.400 14 65.500 13 66.700 11 66.300 0
Pot, Adrienne USA 65.100 15 64.900 17 65.200 15 64.700 15 65.100 16 65.000 0
Martin Dockx, Jose Daniel ESP 63.800 20 66.300 13 67.000 8 64.900 14 62.800 19 64.960 0
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM 65.500 14 65.700 15 65.800 12 60.800 25 63.400 18 64.240 0
Hamilton, Susanne USA 64.200 17 65.000 16 64.900 17 62.200 21 63.600 17 63.980 0
Dvorak, Tom CAN 61.900 22 64.500 19 61.300 25 62.500 19 65.500 15 63.140 0
Duncan, Alexandra CAN 62.800 20 64.300 20 61.500 24 61.400 24 65.600 14 63.120 0
Seidl, Franziska SUI 64.900 16 62.600 21 62.800 19 62.900 16 61.600 21 62.960 0
Vander Ploeg, Gary CAN 64.000 19 64.700 18 62.200 21 62.700 18 59.100 26 62.540 0
Seidl, Franziska SUI 64.100 18 60.700 24 61.100 26 62.900 16 62.200 20 62.200 0
Bukowski, Lisa CAN 60.800 24 62.600 21 63.600 18 62.500 19 60.800 23 62.060 0
Rumbough, Janne USA 61.700 23 62.000 23 61.700 23 62.000 22 60.200 24 61.520 0
Lopardo-Grana, Cesar ARG 58.700 26 60.000 25 61.800 22 62.000 22 61.200 22 60.740 0
Gugler, Sylvia USA 58.600 27 58.300 26 62.500 20 58.900 26 59.900 25 59.640 0
Vaughan, Joanne GEO 59.900 25 52.400 27 56.600 27 56.500 27 56.800 27 56.440 0
Vilhelmson-Silfven, Tinne SWE 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0