Articles With Shannon Peters

Credit: LA Horstman Photography Rider position and balance affect everything—the horse’s rhythm and tempo, his longitudinal and lateral balance and his willingness to go forward and come back. It’s our job to work with our conformation and that of our horses to find our core strength and balance in the saddle and to maintain them every single time we ride. Shannon Peters rides Weltino’s Magic, a Westphalian gelding owned by Jen and Bruce Hlavacek.

Dressage Position 101 with Shannon Peters

Become a more effective rider by finding and keeping your balance in the saddle.

Credit: Terri Miller U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters and his wife, Shannon, an international dressage competitor (shown with Steffen’s rising star, Rosamunde), operate their training business out of their home, Arroyo Del Mar, in San Diego, California. Every night the couple walks down to the barn to visit the horses and give them cookies.

At Home in San Diego with Shannon and Steffen Peters

The 2015 Pan American Games double gold winner opens the doors to his California-base.

Credit: World Dressage Masters - WPB 2012

Barefoot Dressage with Shannon Peters

Trainers Shannon and Steffen Peters explore the benefits of barefoot dressage with high-performance horses.

Lessons from a Dressage Clinic with Shannon Peters

Catherine Chamberlain shares how Shannon Peters helped her focus on solid basics, including rider position and the effects of the aids.