Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper 1st, Anna Buffini & Davinia la Douce 2nd in Thermal, California CDI3* Grand Prix

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Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper. File photo. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

THERMAL, California, Nov. 13, 2020–Steffen Peters rode Suppenkasper to a personal best score to win the Thermal Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in their re-launched campaign for a place on America’s team at the Tokyo Olympics that would be the fifth Games for the 56-year-old rider. Anna Buffini in the debut international competition on Davinia la Douce was runner-up.

Steffen of San Diego, California and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding that were on the United States silver medal team at the Tryon World Equestrian Games in 2018, scored 77.413% to eclipse the previous best of 76.869% set in Wellington, Florida in February. Four of the five judges scored the duo about 76% while American 5* judge Janet Foy awarded 82.609%.

Anna Buffini and FRH Davinia la Douce. © 2020 Terri Miller

Anna of San Diego and FRH Davinia la Douce, a 13-year-old Hanoverian mare, scored 68.565% for runner-up.

Davinia, bought by Anna, 26 years old, in September, had been competed by Anabel Balkenhol of Germany at medium and Big Tour in the past 2 1/2 years.

Anna was the United States Under-25 champion in 2016.

Three-time American Olympian Günter Seidel of Cardiff, California, who also coaches Anna, was third on Equirelle on 68.261%.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno, Nevada and Kastel’s Nintendo won the World Cup Grand Prix on 71.870% with Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California on Diamond’s Diva second on 68.696%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix

            Judges:   Cesar Torrente Janet Lee Foy Maria Colliander William Warren Agnieszka Majewska  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   77.413   USA Steffen Peters Suppenkasper   76.196 82.609 75.761 76.304 76.196  
2.   68.565   USA Anna Buffini FRH Davinia la Douce   68.043 68.804 67.283 69.022 69.674  
3.   68.261   USA Günter Seidel Equirelle   68.261 68.152 68.804 69.674 66.413  
4.   67.543   USA Dawn White-O’Connor Bailarino   67.717 67.5 67.717 67.826 66.957  
5.   67.478   USA Shannon Peters Disco Inferno   66.63 69.565 66.087 65.978 69.13  
6.   64.566   USA Elizabeth Ball Avanti   61.957 67.935 65.109 64.457 63.37  
7.   62.174   USA Tegan Kossowicz Dujelinda M   62.391 61.739 61.087 63.261 62.391  
8.   60.239   USA Christine Kohler-Ekstrand Dark Berry   59.674 60.109 59.457 61.196 60.761  
9.   57.000   USA Alyssa Doverspike Burkett Zuperman   58.478 55.217 55.543 57.283 58.478  
10.   56.739   USA Shannon Warner Rubico   57.065 54.783 55.652 57.935 58.261  
11.   55.218   USA Tina Caldwell Don Antonio   54.674 50.761 53.913 59.783 56.957  

CDI-W Grand Prix

                           
            Judges:   Agnieszka Majewska Cesar Torrente William Warren Maria Colliander Janet Lee Foy  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   71.870   USA Charlotte Jorst Kastel’s Nintendo   70.87 72.065 72.283 70.978 73.152  
2.   68.696   USA Jan Ebeling Diamond’s Diva   68.37 69.783 68.696 66.087 70.543  
3.   68.413   USA Carly Taylor-Smith Rosalut NHF   69.348 69.674 68.152 66.848 68.043  
4.   64.283   USA Missy Gilliland Toledano XXXI   64.891 64.457 63.261 63.804 65  
5.   59.109   USA Katy Martin Amoret B   57.174 59.13 61.522 57.5 60.217