Sabine Schut-Kery Nominated as USA Equestrian of Year, Suppenkasper Nominee for International Horse of Honor

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Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo at the Tokyo Olympics.

Dec. 17, 2021

Sabine Schut-Kery, who rode Sanceo to lead the United States team to an historic silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, has been nominated for Equestrian of the Year that members of the U.S. Equestrian Federation will vote to select the winner.

Suppenkasper that was ridden by Steffen Peters on the Tokyo team was named an International Horse of Honor to be decided by the awards committee.

Sabine, 53, of Napa, California was nominated as an International Equestrian of Honor for the William C. Steinkraus Trophy, along with Laura Kraut of Royal Palm Beach, Florida on the U.S. silver medal jumping team at Tokyo and Roxanne Trunnell also of Royal Palm Beach who won two individual gold medals and one team bronze at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Voting opened Friday at and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 29. After a member submits a selection, an email will be sent asking for confirmation that must be confirmed to count.

Sabine and the Hanoverian stallion that she has been partnered since a youngster and is now 15 years old posted all personal best scores at the Olympics–78.416% in the Grand Prix, 81.596% and third place individually in the medal-deciding Grand Prix Special and 84.300% for fifth place in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Sabine and Sanceo were on the 2015 Pan American Games gold medal team.

Suppenkasper with Steffen Peters aboard at the Tokyo Olympics. © Lily Forado for

Suppenkasper, 13-year-old KWPN gelding (Spielberg x IPS Krack C) owned by Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm, was competed by Steffen Peters of San Diego, California in the Olympic Grand Prix, Special and Freestyle.

Nicknamed “Mopsie” by previous rider Helen Langehanenberg, the German Olympian, was also on the world championship silver medal team at Tryon in 2018. Suppenkasper was U.S. Dressage Federation Grand Prix Horse of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Dolton, Roxanne Trunnell’s nine-year-old mount at the Paralympics and No. 1 in the world rankings, is owned by Flintwoode Farms LLC & Karin Flint.

The International and National Equestrians of the Year will be announced Jan. 13, and the International and National Horses of the Year will be announced Jan. 15.

The complete list of nominees is available at