The U.S. Dressage Federation has announced Suppenkasper, the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Akiko Yamazaki’s Four Winds Farm LLC and ridden by Steffen Peters of San Diego, as 2020 Adequan/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year.
Suppenkasper’s median score of 76.14 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level and the recipient of USDF’s highest honor.
Suppenkasper was recognized during the Adequan/USDF Year-End and All-Breeds Awards presentation, as part of the 2020 Adequan/USDF Virtual Convention. In recognition of this achievement, a commemorative personalized plaque, an embroidered cooler and a gift certificate provided by Dressage Extensions will be awarded. Also Suppenkasper is the recipient of the Colonel Thackeray Award and will have his name engraved on a silver trophy to be on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, housed at the USDF National Education Center, located at the Kentucky Horse Park.
“USDF is thrilled to be able to recognize this extraordinary horse for his many accomplishments during this unique and trying 2020 competition season. We also congratulate Akiko Yamazaki, Four Winds Farm, Steffen Peters and the entire Suppenkasper team,” stated USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch.
For more information about the Adequan®/USDF Horse of the Year awards or to access a list of past and current recipients, visit the USDF website at usdf.org, or contact the USDF office at email@example.com.