Rosamunde Arrives In Omaha for World Cup Final

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Rosamunde arrived via Fed-Ex freight in Omaha to be ridden by Steffen Peters at the World Cup Final this week. Photo courtesy Karin Ahlquist/The Dutta Corp.

OMAHA, Nebraska, Mar. 26, 2017–Rosamunde arrived in Omaha from California Sunday to be ridden by Steffen Peters in the World Cup Final, a day ahead of his two American team mates flying in from Palm Beach, Florida.

This will be the first World Cup Final for Rosamunde, although the 10-year-old Rhinelander mare is a veteran of the international dressage circuit having been competed by Steffen at premier events in Europe in 2015 and 2016 as well as at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

The two places assigned to North America were taken by the United States’ Olympic team bronze medal combinations of Laura Graves of Geneva, Florida and Verdades and Kasey Perry-Glass of Wellington on Dublet.

Steffen, the 2009 World Cup champion on Ravel, like Rosamunde owned by Akiko Yamazaki’s Four Winds Farm, was awarded an extra starting place based on world rankings–the pair are No. 23.

Rosie, as the mare is called, was spending Sunday night at a stable near the World Cup venue which is under U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantine of non-American horses until Monday.