Steffen Peters & Legolas Win Del Mar World Cup Freestyle with Sabine Schut Kery & Marques 2nd in Spectacular Big Tour Debut
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DEL MAR, California, April 30, 1976–Steffen Peters rode Legolas to a World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle victory Saturday night with Sabine Schut-Kery on the new to CDI Big Tour Spanish stallion Marques and the World Cup Final pair of Charlotte Jorst on Nintendo not far behind.
In the last competition before heading to Europe with the American squad to determine the team for the summer Olympics, Steffen and the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding ranked No. 8 in the world scored 75.675 per cent.
Sabine, like Steffen German-born who became an American citizen and lives in Thousand Oaks just east of Los Angeles, scored 74.725 per cent for runner-up on Marques that was the CDI Grand Prix debut for both rider and horse.
Sabine, 47 years old, has trained the 12-year-old black P.R.E. stallion since Marques was six years old. Over the past five years, she has competed him in national shows up to Medium Tour and he was the U.S. Dressage Federation Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year in 2014. The horse was out of the competition arena for a year with an iguinal hernia that occurs more frequently in stallions than mares or geldings.
The pair made their CDI debut eight weeks ago, at Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I.
Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada on Kastel’s Nintendo that she competed at the World Cup Final in GHothenburg, Sweden a month ago placed third on 74.100 per cent.
Steffen, of Sam Diego, California plans to take Legolas and Rosamunde, a nine-year-old Rhinelander mare also competing at this show, to Europe as part of a group of eight horses from which will be selected the four combinations to make up the American team plus a reserve for Rio de Janeiro in August.
The Freestyle for Marques, owned by Rhea Scott, was a compilation if epic scores from movie trailers that Sabine and her movie stunt performer husband Kristian Kery put together in three weeks.
Sabine has enjoyed both national and international success with Sanceo, a Hanoverian stallion (San Remo x Ramiro’s Son II) now 10 years old. The duo earned a start as a six-year-old at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany in 2012 then two years later won the national developing Prix St. Georges championships.
Sabine and Sanceo were on the American squad of mixed Big and Small Tour combination that competed in Europe in spring in 2015 and was named to the U.S. Pan American Games team that won team gold last July to clinch a team start for the United States at the Rio Games.