Steffen Peters Rides Suppenkasper to Personal Best Score at Temecula World Cup Grand Prix

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Steffen Peters and Suppenksper. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

TEMECULA, California, April 12, 2019–America’s four-time Olympian Steffen Peters rode Suppenkasper to a personal best score Friday in what he described as an “amazing” performance to win the World Cup Grand Prix at the West Coast Dressage Festival.

The score of 76.304% for Steffen and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding surpassed the previous best of 75.804% at this same show grounds three months ago.

“One of the best rides of my life and clearly Mospie’s best test so far,” he said in using the barn name the horse inherited from Germany.

“It is hard to put in words how proud I am of Mopsie.”

The first Grand Prix score above 76% came 15 months after starting international competition on Suppenkasper that was bought by Four Winds Farm of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang as a U.S. team prospect for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The horse was previously competed by Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg.

The 54-year-old Steffen based in San Diego competed on American teams at Olympics in 1996, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Paige Ruhl of Redmond, Washington on Yatzee FPF was second on 63.087% in which only two combinations started.

Nick Wagman of Rancho Santa Fe, California took the top two places in the Grand Prix for the Special, on Zenith scoring 68.283% and on Don John 67.457%.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix

Judges-E: Cesar Torrente-COL H: Gabriel Armando-ARG C: Lee Tubman-CAN M: Sarah Geikie-USA B: Gary Rockwell-USA
Pl. 1.

Horse

Suppenkasper

Rider

Steffen Peters

E

76.739% (1)

H

75.109% (1)

C

74.239% (1)

M

76.196% (1)

B

79.239% (1)

Total
75.804%

Yatzee FPF

Paige Ruhl

62.500%

(2)

63.804%

(2)

62.935%

(2)

62.065%

(2)

64.130%

(2)

63.087%
CDI3* Grand Prix for Special
Judges-E: Cesar Torrente-COL H: Gabriel Armando-ARG C: Lee Tubman-CAN M: Sarah Geikie-USA B: Gary Rockwell-USA
Pl.

1.

Horse

Zenith

Rider

Nick Wagman

E

69.783%

(1)

H

66.522%

(2)

C

69.348%

(1)

M

66.304%

(3)

B

69.457%

(1)

Total
68.283%
2.

Don John

Nick Wagman

65.652%

(2)

68.152%

(1)

67.391%

(2)

68.261%

(1)

67.826%

(2)

 67.457%
3.

Bailarino

Dawn White-O’Connor

65.109% (3) 65.000% (4) 66.413% (3) 65.109% (4) 66.630% (3)
 65.652%
4.

Millione

Jennifer Schrader-Williams

64.783% (4) 64.130% (5) 64.674% (5) 67.065% (2) 66.522% (4)
65.435%
5.

Dream Diamond

Julia Vysniauskas

63.152% (5) 65.326% (3) 66.087% (4) 64.457% (5) 65.435% (5)
64.891%
6.

Uiver

Terri Rocovich

57.391% (6) 57.717% (6) 57.717% (6) 62.500% (6) 57.174% (6)
58.500%