Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Complete First Post Olympic Competition in Thermal CDI3* Grand Prix Special

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Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper at the Tokyo Olympics. File photo. © Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

THERMAL, California, Feb. 19, 2022–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper completed their first post-Olympic silver medal with the Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Special in  which the pair was the sole starting combination.

Steffen of San Diego, California and the 14-year-old KWPN gelding (Spielberg x IPS Krack C) scored 75.021% that was below their Olympic Special result of 77.766%.  In their opening Grand Friday, the duo fulfilled Steffen’s goal of beating his Olympic Grand Prix score of 76.196%.

Steffen and Suppenkasper have posted the highest scores of Americans seeking to qualify for a group of about eight combinations to go to Europe ahead of the world championships in Herning, Denmark in August.

Of his Olympic silver medal team mates in Tokyo, Adrienne Lyle of Wellington, Florida and Salvino are in the lineup for the CDI5* at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center next week while Sabine Schut-Kery of San Marco, California has yet to decide on her first start on Sanceo.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

Christof Umbach Carlos Lopes Kjell Myhre Michael Osinski Sven Rothenberger
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 75.021 USA Steffen Peters Suppenkasper 73.617 75.319 74.468 74.787 76.915