Del Mar, CA - Olympian and World Cup Champion Steffen Peters once again demonstrated why he’s one of the top dressage riders in the world. Showing two horses, he placed first or second in each class he entered during the Del Mar CDI 3*, and Peters, who has been sponsored by Custom Saddlery for much of his winning career, is slated to compete at Gladstone in the US National Championships in June. The Del Mar National began in 1946 as part of the annual San Diego County Fair. Each year the show attracts more than 1,500 competitors vying for top honors in a variety of disciplines. Dressage week was held April 24-27, and included such classes as the CDI 3* and CDI 1* U25 Y/J Del Mar USEF official 2014 qualifying competition, USEF National Grand Prix and Intermediaire Championships, and the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships presented by Gotham North.
Aboard Legolas, a 17 hand bay Westphalian gelding, he scored 71.840% to win the FEI Grand Prix 2014 on Friday. The pair returned on Saturday to win the FEI Freestyle Grand Prix 2009 with a score of 78.050%.
Riding Apassionata, a 17.2 hand black Oldenburg mare, Peters again came in first in Friday’s FEI Prix St. Georges 2009 I, scoring 72.325%. The pair returned in Saturday’s FEI Intermediate I 2009, scoring 69.781% to finish in second place. They again finished second on Sunday in the FEI Freestyle Intermediate I 2009, scoring 72.083%.
Custom Saddlery is proud to sponsor Steffen Peters. Their long history of support to its dressage community has resulted in various sponsorship such as recognizing “Most Valuable Riders” throughout the prestigious Florida winter circuit including the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and Gold Coast Dressage series. Based in Aiken, South Carolina, Custom Saddlery provides countless ways to customize a saddle specifically for an individual horse and rider’s needs and preferences. Saddle fitting services and accessories are also available. For more information about Custom Saddlery, visit www.mysaddle.com or call 1-800-235-3865.