Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Log 3rd CDI Grand Prix Victory With Del Mar World Cup Win

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Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper in Del Mar World Cup Grand Prix

DEL MAR, California, Feb. 15, 2018–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper won their third straight CDI Grand Prix, capturing the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival World Cup Thursday.

Steffen and the 10-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 72.261 per cent to hold the pair in fourth place on the U.S. World Equestrian Games standings.

Suppenkasper, or “Mopsie, as he is nicknamed, produced “clearly improved” piaffe/passage, said “Steffen of neighboring San Diego. Helen Langehanenberg, the German Olympian who had owned and trained Suppenkasper before his sale to Akiko Yamazaki’s Four Winds Farm last summer as a second top mount for Steffen, gave a master class in Del Mar with the pair two weeks ago.

A mistake in the one-tempi changes impacted the score that was midway between their first CDI six weeks ago of 71.152 per cent and the result of 74.587 per cent a month ago.

“We are both learning from each other a lot,” said Steffen said. “Overall Mopsie needs to relax more. But it seems to be heading in the right direction.”

Dawn White O’Connor, an assistant trainer with Steffen, rode Legolas, his Olympic mount, for second place with a score of 68.130 per cent.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada on Kastels Akeem Foldager placed third on 65.326 per cent, with only three combinations in the class.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix

Judges–E: Sandra Hotz USA H: Michael Osinski USA C: Mary Seefried AUS M: Lee Tubman CAN M: Sandra Smith ARG
Horse
Nat.
Rider
E
H
C
M
B
Total
Place

Suppenkasper

Steffen Peters

72.174% (1) 72.391% (1) 72.283% (1) 71.304% (1) 73.152% (1)
1

Legolas 92

USA

Dawn White-O’Connor

67.283% (3) 69.239% (2) 68.913% (2) 67.717% (3) 67.500% (2)
2

Kastel’s Akeem Foldager

USA

Charlotte Jorst

68.152% (2) 67.283% (3) 67.500% (3) 68.043% (2) 65.326% (3)
3