Leudelange, Luxembourg – July 6, 2018 – Riders from the United States made a lasting impression at the CDI4* in Leudelange, Luxembourg, on Friday, claiming the top two placings in the competitive Grand Prix. The competition in Luxembourg marks the second of three CDIs in Europe for the American short list to qualify for the U.S. Dressage Team for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.
Representing the U.S., Steffen Peters, of San Diego, California, and Rosamunde, an 11-year-old Rhinelander mare owned by Four Winds Farm, topped the leaderboard for the day with a score of 75.652 percent. Ashley Holzer and her 11-year-old Hanoverian mare Havanna 145 finished just behind Peters in second, scoring a percent.
Sascha Schulz of Luxembourg and Dragao, a 10-year-old Lusitano stallion, claimed the Grand Prix’s third-place position on Holzer’s heels with a score of 71.913 percent.
Young Riders and Under 25 riders presenting the U.S. also earned solid placings in Luxembourg. Benjamin Ebeling, aboard the 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding Behlinger, finished fifth in the Young Rider Individual Test with a score of 67.265 percent. The pair then went on to finish fourth in the Young Rider Freestyle with a score of 69.85 percent.
In the Under 25 Intermediate II division, Natalie Pai and her own 17-year-old KWPN gelding Unlimited earned fourth place with a 67.5 percent, while Kerrigan Gluch and Bolero CXLVII, a 14-year-old PRE stallion, took fifth with a 67.235 percent. Both Pai and Gluch also finished well in the Under 25 Short Grand Prix.
Results: CDI*4 Grand Prix
Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score
1. Steffen Peters / USA / Rosamunde / 75.652
2. Ashley Holzer / Havanna 145 / 71.935
3. Sascha Schulz / LUX / Dragao / 71.913
4. Maria Caetano / POR / Coroado / 70.196
5. Isabel Cool / BEL / Aranco V / 69.913
6. Tosca Visser Van Der Meulen / NED / Asther de Jeu / 68.674
7. Kazuki Sado / JPN / Barolo / 68.174
8. Tommie Visser / NED / Variohippique’s Vingino / 68.043