Wellington, FL – Danish Olympic dressage star Lars Petersen swept the small tour CDI at the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge aboard Willano, rising to the challenge of competing throughout the show despite the passing of his father, Neils Enjar. Petersen’s father, known as Far, was his son’s biggest fan and strongest supporter of Petersen’s achievements in the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and World Cups. At the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge, held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, Petersen and Willano also rode away with the “Windsor Award” and were presented with a beautiful bridle and cooler from Windsor Equestrian, a supplier of high quality dressage tack and equipment. “It’s great to have good sponsors and as riders we always appreciate it,” Petersen said. “I want to thank Windsor for the award and the bridle.”
Petersen was pleased with Willano’s performance at the show. The 17.1 hand gray Danish Warmblood has the capability to be a top international horse and is currently showing Prix St. Georges and schooling Grand Prix. “He’s going really well,” Petersen said. “Willano is one of our sales horses and he is going to make someone a great horse.”
Mette Larsen, President of Windsor Equestrian, congratulated Petersen on his victories and winning the “Windsor Award.” “I also want to offer him our deepest condolences on the loss of his father,” she said. “Lars is a legendary rider and I am thrilled to add his name to our list of Windsor Equestrian riders.”
Windsor Equestrian is a new equestrian company and throughout the winter show season they are debuting their products on the South Florida dressage circuit. “We are presented the ‘Windsor Award’ at the Wellington Classic Dressage Association shows, the Gold Coast Dressage Association shows, the International Horse Sport Dressage shows, the Palm Beach Dressage Derby and the World Dressage Masters,” Larsen said. “Our company was born out of a desire to provide high quality products that are really comfortable for the horse. The noseband heavily padded, and the crown is padded with cut outs for the ears. The buckles on the crank strap have padding under them to protect the horse and all of the bridles are made of the finest leather.”
Windsor Equestrian products are available on their website and at The Dressage Connection in Wellington; The Horse of Course based out of Claremore, Oklahoma, Hobby Horse Saddlery in Huntington, New York; and Neptune Feed & Farm Products in Calverton, New York. For more information on Windsor Equestrian and to view their products, visit www.windsorequestrian.com.