Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper Win Thermal World Cup Grand Prix to Come Within One Ride of Qualifying for Omaha Start

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Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

THERMAL, California, Jan. 6, 2022–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper, newly ranked No. 10 horse in the world, won the World Cup Grand Prix Saturday to move within one ride of qualifying for a start at the Final in Omaha in three months.

Steffen and the 15-year-old KWPN stallion scored 75.609% for the win, the highest mark of the three Grand Prix that the pair have performed seeking one of three places reserved for North America in the annual championship of 18 horse and rider pairs from around the world.

The Freestyle that decides qualifying points is scheduled for Saturday with only three combinations in this event at the Desert International Horse Park and sponsored by Four Winds Farm that owns Mopsie as Suppenkasper is nicknamed.

Steffen of San Diego, California and Suppenkasper have already earned 40 points for two previous wins and victory in the Freestyle would give the duo 60 points, the maximum available in three scores for qualifying.

Anna Buffini also of San Diego and the  16-year-old Hanoverian mare FRH Davinia la Douce placed second in the Grand Prix on 70.478%.

Claire Darnell of  Mount Vernon, Washington and Harrold S, 11-year-old gelding were third on 67.783%.

Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey appears assured of a start in Omaha on the American-bred Serenade MF with three qualifying scores for a total of 57 points, the most of any rider in the North American League.

Adrienne Lyle of Wellington, Florida who won her first qualifier for Omaha on Salvino has three more qualifiers at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington to attempt to get an invitation to Omaha.

Adrienne and Salvino were on the same silver-medal-winning Olympic and World Games teams as Steffen and Suppenkasper.

The Thermal competitions are available on https://www.clipmyhorse.tv.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix

Judges: Agnieszka Majewska Sandra Hotz Evi Eisenhardt Heidi Berry Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 75.609 USA Steffen Peters Suppenkasper 76.522 75.000 75.543 74.457 76.522
2. 70.478 USA Anna Buffini FRH Davinia la Douce 70.870 70.217 71.304 69.239 70.761
3. 67.783 USA Claire Darnell Harrold S 66.522 68.913 68.152 67.609 67.717

 

CDI3* Grand Prix

Judges: Agnieszka Majewska Sandra Hotz Evi Eisenhardt Heidi Berry Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 67.305 USA Amy L Miller Encore 67.609 67.283 66.957 67.500 67.174
2. 63.435 USA Tina Caldwell Lagerfeld K 60.870 66.196 62.500 64.022 63.587
3. 59.522 USA Missy Gilliland Toledano XXXI 60.652 60.652 59.565 60.000 56.739
4. 58.783 USA Elizabeth Jenkins Werbel FSTF 58.326 59.522 59.087 57.130 59.848
ELIM. USA Ashleigh Luca Sans Soucis K
ELIM. USA Shannon Peters Disco Inferno