Team USA and Canada at the Olympics
Team USA’s rider Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) brought Suppenkasper (registered name Danny Boy), a 13-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki. Suppenkasper is by Spielberg out of Upanoeska keur prest IBOP dr (by Krack C) and bred by F. van de Poel (NL).
The traveling reserve for Team USA, Nick Wagman (San Diego, Calif.), brought Don John, a 2nd viewing PROK 2008 gelding (Johnson pref x Lindalie keur pref by Goodtimes). Bred by P A J. Rops (NL) and owned by Beverly Gepfer.
The nominated and reserve dressage riders for the Canadian team brought three KWPN horses: nominee Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu competes with All In (reg. Alex) 2005 gelding (Tango x Leontine pref prest by Damiro). All in is bred by H. Verstraten (NL). Nominee Chris von Martels will ride Eclips, a 2009 KWPN gelding (Apache pref x Kebora ster prest by Ferro pref), bred by J.T. Hoeks-Erdkamp (NL). The second reserve, Jill Irving, brings Arthur, a 2005 KWPN gelding (Jazz pref x Olympia-W. keur prest by Contango pref), bred by H. van Helvoirt (NL).
Photo Suppenkasper: Dirk Caremans