Dressage Today Podcast: Interview with Steffen Peters

Welcome to the Dressage Today Podcast sponsored by Wellness Ready. In this episode, we talk to none other than dressage legend Steffen Peters. He just finished fourth, and was the highest placing American, at the FEI Dressage World Cup Final. Then Aviva addresses the question of whether it is better to do a “poorer” transition at the letter or a “better” transition a stride (or two) later.

About Steffen Peters

Born in Wesel, Germany, Steffen Peters is one of the most recognizable names in American dressage. He met the U.S. trainer Laurie Falvo in Germany who invited him to work at her barn in San Diego in the summer of 1984. Captivated by the lifestyle and weather, Steffen made a life changing choice and moved to San Diego. He still resides there today with his wife Shannon, an accomplished Grand Prix rider and trainer in her own right. 

He became a U.S. citizen in 1992 and rode in his first of five Olympic games in 1996. In a career spanning nearly 40 years, Steffen has had the good fortune to have trained and ridden many remarkable horses. That includes his current mount Suppenkasper, otherwise known as Mopsie. Together they helped win dressage team silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

In this interview, Steffen reflects on his time in Omaha as well as his long, successful career. He also lets us know what’s next for him and Mopsie.

Listen in!

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