Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Win Wellington CDI4* Grand Prix for 16th Straight Victory

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Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 28, 2021–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper began the year where they left off in 2020 with victory Thursday in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix for the 16th straight win going back 12 months.

Steffen rode the 13-year-old KWPN gelding to a score of 76.761%at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Steffen made the 2,600-mile/4,184km drive from his base in San Diego, California to Wellington to check off a bucket list idea to pursue a place on America’s team that if successful would be his fifth Olympics.

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In, Canada’s top combination, placed second on 71.891% in their first international competition since the Nations Cup at the same Palm Beach International Equestrian Center last March.

Katherine Bateson-Chandler of Wellington and Alcazar were third on 70.913%.

With coronavirus that is still a pandemic 10 months since it halted last year’s Global circuit where he competed, he said: “If you look at the world, there’s nothing good about Covid because we lost so many people, and there was so much tragedy, but I think it really opened up our eyes when we wake up in the morning and we can take a deep breath, we can appreciate those things.

“I wake up with more gratitude every single day, and I think that shows a little bit in the riding. If I have a ride that didn’t go that well, it’s so insignificant now.”

Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and All In competing in their first event of 2021, the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:
CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: William Warren Elke Ebert Mariano Santos Redondo Anne Prain Christof Umbach
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 76.761 USA Steffen Peters Suppenkasper 75.217 78.152 78.696 75.435 76.304
2. 71.891 CAN Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu All In 71.304 74.891 69.674 71.957 71.63
3. 70.913 USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar 71.304 71.522 69.239 73.152 69.348
4. 70.196 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Eclectisch 70.652 71.196 70.326 68.478 70.326
5. 70.022 USA Charlotte Jorst Kastel’s Nintendo 69.457 69.783 71.087 70.435 69.348
6. 69.522 USA Mette Rosencrantz Dzeko 70.217 70.109 69.783 67.609 69.891
7. 68.239 USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC 68.261 70.326 67.935 67.826 66.848
8. 68.109 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Aquamarijn 65.652 68.261 68.043 71.413 67.174
9. 68.000 USA Anna Buffini FRH Davinia la Douce 68.587 67.609 68.478 68.587 66.739
10. 67.696 USA Shelly Francis Danilo 67.5 68.043 67.5 69.674 65.761
11. 61.304 USA Karen Lipp Whitney 61.261 60.717 60.826 60.065 63.652
EL. USA Nick Wagman Don John