Steffen Peters & Legolas Win Del Mar World Cup Grand Prix, Rosamunde 3rd

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Steffen Peters and Legolas. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage news.com
Steffen Peters and Legolas. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage news.com

DEL MAR, California, April 29, 2016–Steffen Peters rode Legolas to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix Friday and placed third on Rosamunde in their last American competition before heading to Europe to compete for a spot on the United States Olympic team. Günter Seidel on Zero Gravity notched a personal best score for second.

Steffen of San Diego, California scored 77.160 per cent on Legolas, a 14-year-old Westfalen gelding, the No. 8 combination on the world rankings.

Günter of Cardiff, California and Zero Gravity, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, were awarded 73.020 per cent that beat their previous highest Grand Prix result of 72.420 per cent set at Thousand Oaks, California last September.

The ride by Steffen on Rosamunde, the nine-year-old Rhinelander mare that began Big Tour 14 months ago, received a score of 71.680 per cent, the lowest score in California for the world’s 17th ranked combination.

Steffen and Rosamunde are ranked second on the U.S. Olympic rankings behind Laura Graves on Verdades and third on Legolas.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix
E: Tissot – FRA H: Waddell – BRA C: Gribbons – USA M: Clarke – GBR B: Warren – USA
RIDER Nat. HORSE E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Peters, Steffen USA Legolas 92 79.100 77.400 77.900 77.200 74.200 77.160 1
Seidel, Guenter USA Zero Gravity 73.700 72.300 73.400 73.700 72.000 73.020 2
Peters, Steffen USA Rosamunde 69.900 71.000 72.700 74.000 70.800 71.680 3
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastel”s Nintendo 68.700 68.700 70.800 71.400 67.900 69.500 4
Ebeling, Jan USA FRH Rassolini 68.900 67.500 68.600 71.800 66.500 68.660 5
Raine, Kathleen USA Breanna 66.700 68.700 69.400 70.600 66.800 68.440 6
McGrath, Kimberly USA Winslow 68.800 68.800 68.700 67.800 65.700 67.960 7
Raine, Kathleen USA Zuperman 65.400 66.700 66.500 68.500 63.900 66.200 8
Reilly, Michelle USA Umeeko 66.200 66.400 65.600 65.300 65.700 65.840 9
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Akeem Foldager 64.300 66.200 65.600 68.200 64.000 65.660 10
Weinert-O’Rourke, Emma AUS Velvet WD 66.000 66.900 63.300 65.000 66.500 65.540 0
Schut-Kery, Sabine USA Marques 66.100 62.700 65.700 67.600 63.900 65.200 0
Ball, Elizabeth USA Avanti 64.100 65.900 65.600 65.200 63.600 64.880 0
Lert, Tracey USA Udo 64.800 64.100 65.500 64.600 64.100 64.620 0
Groenke, Daniela GER Sinnamon 60.900 63.300 63.400 64.800 61.700 62.820 0
Stroh, Lindsey CAN Lancelot 62.100 63.600 62.900 61.500 60.900 62.200 0
Dechant Nimmo, Allison USA Feerique 60.800 61.600 61.800 63.500 60.700 61.680 0
Rocovich, Terri USA Uiver (Iver) 61.000 60.600 61.200 62.600 61.900 61.460 0
Howard, Anne USA Rondo 60.700 59.600 62.500 61.100 58.400 60.460 0
Church Mcdowall, Colleen CAN Lord Albert Elim