Born in Germany, Steffen Peters has been in the U.S since 1985 and became a U.S citizen in 1992. Since then, he has won medals for the U.S. on numerous occasions, including the 1996 Olympic Games Team Bronze, 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games Team Bronze, Bronze medals in the Grand Prix Special and Freestyle at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and the 2011 Pan American Games Individual and Team Gold.
2015 brought another year of success for Peters and his mount Legolas 92. At the Reem Acre FEI World Cup Dressage Final, they finished third in the Grand Prix. The pair represented the U.S in the Pan American Games and achieved Team and Individual Gold medals, but even more importantly helped to secure a spot of the USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Peters and his wife, Shannon, operate Arroyo Del Mar, a busy training facility in the San Diego Area.