Steffen Peters Tops Global Dressage Festival Prize Money, Stays Atop USA Olympic Team Qualifying

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Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper in the CDI5* at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 1, 2021–Steffen Peters vaulted to the top of the Global Dressage Festival prize money standings with his victory on Suppenkasper in the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle while also staying atop the U.S. Olympic rankings.

Steffen of San Diego, California has earned a total of $39,300 after four of seven CDIs in the winter-long Global lineup at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, according to results compiled by dressage-news.com. The CDI5* prize money boosted him past fellow Californian Günter Seidel whose winnings on Equirelle totaled $25,600.

Steffen and Suppenkasper are atop the U.S. Olympic standings with an average of 76.745% in the Grand Prix Special, the scores that the U.S. Equestrian Federation count as the Special will determine team medals at Tokyo.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic is third on the prize money standings with $24,450.

Canada’s Lindsay Kellock stands fourth on prize money with $16,300, earned on rides with Sebastien that also kept the pair near the top of the rankings for a place on her nation’s Olympic team. Compatriot Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu did not start All In and prize money remained at $5,000 for 14th place on the money earnings table but the duo lead the team standings.

Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California ranks fifth with $13,375. Benjamin Ebeling, his 21-year-old son, has earned $5,200 to rank 13th while his victories on Illuster Van De Kampert moved the duo to fourth on the team rankings on 73.213%.

Adrienne Lyle on Harmony’s Duval is eighth with $9,300 total prize money so far behind Katherine Bateson Chandler on Alcazar with $12,000. Adrienne is expected to compete Salvino later this month for the first time this year. The stallion was atop the Olympic standings before the coronavirus pandemic caused a year’s delay in the Games and a fresh start for qualifying.

Sabine Schut-Kery’s success on Sanceo earned the Thousands Oaks, California rider $12,400 and the career high scores posted by the pair put them in second place on 75.936% in the Olympic rankings.

Germans Michael Klimke with $8,225 and Christoph Koschel with $7,850 rank ninth and 10th, respectively.

Israel’s Sahar Daniel Hirosh and Charlotte Jorst of the U.S. each with $6,900 are tied for 11th place.

Global Dressage Festival Prize Money as of Feb. 28, 2021 compiled by dressage-news.com
1-Steffen PETERS (USA) $39,300
2-Günter SEIDEL (USA) $25,600
3-Yvonne LOSOS DE MUÑIZ (DOM) $24,450
4-Lindsay KELLOCK (CAN) $16,300
5-Jan EBELING (USA) $13,375
6-Sabine SCHUT-KERY (USA) $12,400
7-Katherine BATESON CHANDLER (USA) $12,000
8-Adrienne LYLE (USA) $9,300
9-Michael KLIMKE (GER) $8,225
10-Christoph KOSCHEL (GER) $7,850
11-Sahar Daniel HIROSH (ISR) $6,900
11-Charlotte JORST (USA) $6,900
13-Benjamin EBELING (USA) $5,200
14-Brittany FRASER-BEAULIEU (CAN) $5,000