• Eventing Nation Watch the replay of @DuttonEventing and Mr Candyman's winning performance @PlantationField on @USEFNetwork https://t.co/iWpPfxJTO4 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/24/2016 12:54:37 PM
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  • USEF Network .@DuttonEventing and Mr. Candyman win the CIC3* @PlantationField! https://t.co/jBkb2yuw9j 9/18/2016 4:09:22 PM
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  • Eventing Nation The @PlantationField CIC3* cross country has been moved to 1:00 p.m. EST. Watch live on @USEFNetwork! https://t.co/WKAyY8BF1Y Retweeted by USEFNetwork 9/18/2016 12:33:17 PM

Athlete

Steffen Peters

Born: September 18, 1964
Hometown: San Diego, California

Follow Steffen Peters: Facebook, Website spetersdressage.com

Most Recent Highlights:

  • Team Silver in the CDIO5* Nations Cup and placed second in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 and won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde at CHIO Rotterdam
  • Won the CDI4* Grand Prix and placed second in the Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 and placed third in the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Rosamunde at CDI4* Roosendaal
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 and the CDI-W Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde at the Del Mar National Dressage Show
     
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 (RedBayStock.com)
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 (RedBayStock.com)
Born in Wesel, Germany, Steffen Peters began riding at an early age. While training at Jo Hinnemann’s barn in Voerde, Germany, Peters met American trainer Laurie Falvo who invited him to work at her barn in San Diego in the summer of 1984. After being captivated by the lifestyle and weather, Peters made a life-changing decision to move to San Diego in 1985 with his mount, Udon. He worked for several people over the next five years, including Olympian Guenter Seidel, while living in a $200-per-month garage apartment and riding a motorbike for transportation. Peters started his own business in 1991 and became a U.S. citizen in 1992.

Since that time, he has represented the U.S. at numerous championships and earned many national titles. Peters won his first Olympic medal, a Team Bronze, at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games aboard Udon. He and Floriano were the alternates on the 2004 Athens Olympic team. In 2006, Peters and Floriano were the anchor on the Bronze medal-winning team at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games.

With Ravel, Peters amassed a remarkable record. In 2008, the pair won every single competition he entered leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, including the 2008 USEF Selection Trials for Dressage. At the Olympic Games, Rael’s first competition outside the U.S., they finished fourth by the slimmest of margins. In 2009, the duo scored impressive wins, including the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final and all of the Big Tour classes at CHIO Aachen. At the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky., Peters collected the first Individual Championship medals of his career, winning Bronze in the Grand Prix Special and Freestyle with Ravel.

Peters has found success with other mounts, as well. With Weltino’s Magic, he earned Team and Individual Gold medals at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Peters partnered with Legolas 92 to help the U.S. Team to a fourth-place finish in the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, and to win Team and Individual Gold medals at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

Peters is an eight-time USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Champion and a three-time USEF Equestrian of the Year. He and his wife, Shannon, operate Arroyo Del Mar, a busy training facility in the San Diego area.

Major Accomplishments:
2016

  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 and the CDI-W Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde at the Los Angeles Winter Dressage Show
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde and placed second in the CDI5* Grand Prix and third in the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) 5
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at The Dressage Affaire
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Rosamunde at the Festival of the Horse
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 and the CDI-W Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde at the Del Mar National Dressage Show
  • Won the CDI4* Grand Prix and placed second in the Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 and placed third in the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Rosamunde

2015

  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde and placed second in the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at the AGDF 5
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 and won the CDI-W Grand Prix Special and placed second in the CDI-W Grand Prix with Rosamunde at the Capistrano Dressage International
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Rosamunde the Festival of the Horse
  • Placed third in the Grand Prix with Legolas 92 at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final
  • Placed second in the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle and third in the CDI5* Grand Prix with Legolas 92 and placed second in the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Rosamunde at CDI5* München-Riem
  • Placed third in the CDI5* Grand Prix with Legolas 92 at the World Equestrian Festival Aachen
  • Won the Grand Prix for Freestyle and the Grand Prix Freestyle with Rosamunde at CDI4* Achleiten
  • Team and Individual Gold medalist with Legolas 92 at the Pan American Games
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix for Freestyle and Grand Prix Freestyle with Loegolas 92 and the CDI-W Grand Prix for Special and Grand Prix Special with Rosamunde at The International at Epona Farms

2014

  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair
  • Won the CDI-W Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I with Rosamunde at the Capistrano Dressage International
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 and the CDI3* Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I with Rosamunde at the Festival of the Horse
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at the Del Mar National Dressage Show
  • Won The Dutta Corp./USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship with Legolas 92 and claimed the top two spots in The Dutta Corp./USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship with Rosamunde and Apassionata, respectively, at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp.
  • Won the CDI4* Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I with Rosamunde and placed second in the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at CDI4* Fritzens-Schindlhof
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 at CDI3* Verden
  • Placed fourth with the U.S. Team and 10th in the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

2013

  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at The Dressage Affaire
  • Won the CDI5* Grand Prix and placed second in the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle at ADGF 5
  • Placed second in the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 at CDI4* Hagen
  • Team Bronze in the Lambertz FEI Nations Cup with Legolas 92 at CHIO Aachen, placing fifth individually in the CDIO5* Grand Prix
  • Won The Dutta Corp./USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship with Legolas 92 at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp.

2012

  • Won the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at the World Dressage Masters 4* Palm Beach
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair
  • Won the CDI-W Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Legolas 92 and the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Ravel
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Legolas 92 at the Festival of the Horse
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Del Mar National Dressage Show
  • Won the USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship with Legolas 92 at the USEF Dressage Festival of Champions
  • Represented the U.S. with Ravel at the London Olympic Games

2011

  • Won the CDI5* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI5* presented by International Polo Club
  • Placed second in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at CHIO Aachen
  • Won the USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship with Ravel and the USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship with Weltino’s Magic at the Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions
  • Team and Individual Gold medalist with Weltino’s Magic at the Pan American Games

2010

  • Won the CDI5* Grand Prix and placed second in the CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at AGDF 5
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special with Ravel at The Dressage Affaire
  • Won the CDI3* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at the Del Mar National Dressage Show
  • Individual Bronze medalist in the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

2009

  • Won the CDI5* Grand Prix with Ravel at the Exquis World Dressage Masters
  • Won the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final with Ravel at the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Finals
  • Won the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special, and Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel at CHIO Aachen

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