Steffen Peters and his Tokyo Olympic Games silver medal partner scored a pair of victories at the Kronberg CDI4* (Germany) over the weekend, winning the Grand Prix for the freestyle on Friday, July 15, with a score of 74.63% before returning the next day to win the Grand Prix freestyle with an 82.52%.
Using the same medley of dance music, featuring memorable samples from club anthems like “What Is Love” and “Calabria,” which earned Suppenkasper viral fame as the “Rave Horse” during last year’s Tokyo Olympics, the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Spielberg—Upanoeska, Krack C) owned by Akiko Yamazaki danced to the top of the standings. It was the first outing for Peters and “Mopsie” since the Aachen CHIO (Germany), where they anchored The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team but finished off the podium in every performance.
German Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz, named Monday to the German team for the upcoming Blue Hors FEI World Dressage Championships, finished second to Peters in the freestyle with a score of 79.60%, while Sarah Tubman and First Apple earned the U.S. a second freestyle podium spot, finishing third on a score of 77.77%.
Watch Peters and Mopsie’s winning freestyle, courtesy of ClipMyHorse.TV: