THERMAL, California, Nov. 15, 2020–Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper won the Desert Dressage CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday to maintain with 13 victories the longest unbeaten streak in the Big Tour career of the four-time American Olympian. Anna Buffini completed her successful debut on Davinia la Douce as runner-up on a score above 70%.
Steffen and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding ranked 23rd in the world scored 76.149% in the pair’s first CDI since the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida that was cut short in mid-March by the coronavirus pandemic.
The results of 11 victories for Steffen and Suppenkasper, with the nickname “Mopsie” inherited from previous rider Helen Langehanenberg had qualified for the World Cup Final in Las Vegas where the rider, now 56 years old, won the title on Ravel in 2009, only the second American to do so. The other being Debbie McDonald on Brentina. But the Final was canceled.
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