Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper Step Out for the First Time Since Tokyo Olympics at Desert Dressage III CDI3* Grand Prix Competition
Thermal, Calif – Feb. 18, 2022 – Competition at the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) heated up as the California sun went down on Friday, wrapping up the first day of Adequan Desert Dressage III competition with the CDI3* Prix St Georges and the CDI3* Grand Prix Special qualifier in the hunter rings. As the day came to a close, it was Olympic silver medalist Steffen Peters aboard his longtime mount Suppenkasper who took home their first Grand Prix win since the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a score of 76.652%. Canada’s Shelley Lawder and Zaouira followed behind in second place with a score of 67.587%.
Rebecca Rigdon and Iquem Take Top Honors in CDI3* FEI Prix St. Georges
Thermal, Calif – Feb. 18, 2022 – The Prix St. Georges class showcased a small but mighty circle of riders. Rebecca Rigdon (USA) and her personal mount, Iquem, wowed the judges with their ride, earning a 67.765% for first place. Close behind was Allida Taylor (USA) with Quarter Fox, scoring a 66.941% for second. Rounding out the top three with a score of 65.059% was Eleanor Klawer (USA) with Dantesse.
Para-Dressage Competition, presented by Perrigo and Adequan, Kicks Off Desert Dressage III
Thermal, Calif – Feb. 18, 2022 – The CPEDI3* classes, presented by Perrigo and Adequan, featured a talented group of riders. Canada’s Winona Hartvikson and Onyx won the blue ribbon in the Grade I with a score of 72.857%. Mia Rodier-Dawallo and Cato claimed a 66.919% to top the Grade II. Finally, Canada’s Laura Hall and Istrano rounded out the winner’s circle with a score of 66.958% in the Grade IV.