New York, NY - From the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France, to New York City’s iconic Central Park, three top dressage riders have been invited to compete in the Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex and produced by The Chronicle of the Horse, September 18-21. Dressage legend Steffen Peters, Olympian Tina Konyot, and international Grand Prix rider Caroline Roffman have been given the chance to piaffe, passage, and counter-canter their way to the top in the Dressage Challenge, presented by the Axel Johnson Group, on Saturday evening.
Three of Custom Saddlery’s Most Valuable Riders Invited to Compete at the Central Park Horse Show This Month
Instead of scarf-covered ice-skaters on thin blades attached to boots, Trump Rink will feel the pounding of horse shoes as some of the world’s top dressage horse-and-rider combinations dance their way around the rink-turned-into-show ring. The show marks the first return of equestrian sport to New York City since the National Horse Show left Madison Square Garden and finally settled most recently in Lexington, KY.
Peters, Konyot, and Roffman have been invited to compete against Isabell Werth (GER); Hans Peter Minderhoud (NED); Lars Petersen (DEN); Canadians Ashley Holzer, Karen Pavicic, and David Marcus; and Americans Lisa Wilcox, Jan Ebeling, PJ Rizvi, and Catherine Staller-Haddad.
Peters, the three-time USEF Horseman of the Year hopes to find the right groove with longtime partner, Ravel, in New York and improve upon his fourth at WEG aboard Legolas 92 in the Team competition. Peters and Legolas 92 also placed 8th individually in the Grand Prix and 10th individually in the Special and the Freestyle at WEG. The Wesel, Germany-born Peters, who now competes for Team USA as an American citizen, hopes to dazzle the crowd of tourists and locals who find themselves enjoying the last show of the summer in New York state.
Peters in the namesake for Custom Saddlery's Advantage Signature line, while Konyot has Calecto V saddled in the Custom Saddlery Icon Coda Mono Flap. Roffman puts Custom Saddlery saddles on all of her horses and claims they never have sore backs.
Custom Saddlery is a proud sponsor of Most Valuable Riders throughout the dressage community. For more information on Custom Saddlery visit their website at www.mysaddle.com.