A crowd estimated at 4,300 spectators attended in South Florida at this spectacular event.
Anky Vas Grunsven scored 84.450 per cent, with Steffen and Ravel on 81.700 per cent and Isabell and Satchmo with 78.950 per cent. Ashley Holzer and Pop Art of Canada were fourth on 76.300 per cent.
The Palm Beach event, as with other Exquis World Dressage Masters competitions, carries total prize money of $136,000.
Germany’s Ulla Salzgeber could not get her 10-year-old mare, Wakana, to go forward into the arena for the start of the ride, so she excused herself before saluting.
Elisabeth Austin of Williston, Vermont, was the youngest rider in the $140,000 Exquis World Dressage Masters.
Final Results: Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI 5* – Grand Prix Freestyle
Judge E ~ Steiner Judge H~ Mandl Judge C~Markowski Judge M~Rockwell Judge B~ Leymann
1. Salinero Anky van Grunsven 84.450%
2. Ravel Steffen Peters 81.700%
3. Satchmo 78 Isabell Werth 78.950%
4. Pop Art Ashley Holzer 76.300%
5. Leonberg Mikala Munter Gundersen 72.200%
6. Ovation Christa Laarakkers 71.150%
7. Calecto V Tina Konyot 70.700%
8. Le Mont d’Or Anja Ploenzke 69.950%
Final Results: Exquis World Dressage Masters CDI 5* – Grand Prix Special
Judge E~ Rockwell Judge H~ Leymann Judge C~ Steiner Judge M- Mandl Judge B~ Markowski
1. Tip Top 962 Leslie Morse 65.708%
2. Anton Belinda Trussell 65.167%
3. Oliver Elisabeth Austin 64.875%
4. Lucky Tiger Pierre Saint Jacques 64.417%
5. Olympus Michael Barisone 64.000%
6. Premier Aat van Essen 62.708%
7. Devon L Diane Creech 56.542%
8. Wakana Ulla Salzgeber 0.000