Posts tagged as: Ravel

Dujardin No. 1 in World Ranking

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro perform the extended trot.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and the 10-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding Valegro, double Olympic gold medalists at London 2012, have taken over as world number one in the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings and are the first British combination ever to top the world rankings. With 2,867 points, the combination have moved up from second place […]

Dujardin Doubles in Olympic Dressage

Charlotte Dujardin, individual dressage gold medalists, poses before her nation's British flag.

It was a great week in Olympic dressage for Great Britain, which days after winning team Gold took in two more individual medals at the Aug. 9 Grand Prix Freestyle. Twenty-seven-year-old Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro brought the crowd to its feet with her record-breaking ride to Gold, while Laura Bechtolsheimer, also 27, claimed Bronze on […]

Brits Power Team Dressage

Charlotte DUJARDIN riding VALEGRO in a pirouette.

Team Britain maintains its dressage lead, while Steffen Peters and Ravel powered the U.S. team into seventh place with 77.705 as the first phase of  dressage competition, the Grand Prix test, concluded on Aug. 3. Scores from the Grand Prix Special, to be held Aug. 7, will combine with the Grand Prix scores to determine […]

Dressage Gets in Olympic Groove

Steffen Peters leads a bridled but saddleless Ravel.

The four American horses presented before the Dressage Ground Jury in the main arena at the 2012 Olympic Games painted a picture of healthy composure. A mixture of experience and youth will represent the United States when the Dressage competition gets underway on Thursday with the Grand Prix. Ten teams and 20 individuals will be […]

Affaire to Remember

Steffen Peters and Ravel do an extented trot.

Steffen Peters and Ravel wowed the crowd with another precision riding tour de force at the 2012 Dressage Affaire, March 8-11 at the Del Mar Horse Park. The duo took the blue ribbon in the $5,000 FEI Rancho Valencia Grand Prix Special, an Olympic qualifier, on Sunday, March 11, with a score of 80.289%. Guenter […]

Peters, Ravel WDM Champs

Dujardin, Peters and Vilhelmson-Silfvén hold flowers and trophies on the podium at the World Dressage Masters.

San Diego rider Steffen Peters and Ravel successfully defended their World Dressage Masters title in Palm Beach, FL, on Jan. 28. It was the duo’s second consecutive CDI 4* Exquis Grand Prix Freestyle win, but it wasn’t an easy victory. British challengers Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro came within five one-hundredths of a percentage point of […]

Peters, Ravel new national champs


Steffen Peters went six-for-six at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone, N.J. Sept.8-11.. First, he swept the Intermediaire I on Weltino’s Magic, earning a place on the team for the Pan American Games with Jen Hlavacek’s 9-year-old Westphalian gelding. Riding to music by Seven and Five, Peters showcased his team’s […]

Peters, Ravel No. 2 at Aachen

Steffen Peters and Ravel trot it out in Aachen, Germany.

The United States Dressage Team came away from the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen with much to celebrate—notably Steffen Peters’ second-place finish in the Grand Prix Freestyle with Ravel, and his sweep of the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire classes with his “small tour” horse Weltino’s Magic. The annual German show, which ran July 8-17, […]

Steffen Peters Rules the World

Dressage rider Steffen Peters poses with Premiere Equestrian president Heidi Zorn.

Steffen Peters danced his way to his highest score ever at the 2011 World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach, Florida, March 11. Riding to a collection of rock songs including Sympathy For the Devil and Viva La Vida, the San Diego-based Peters and Akiko Yamazaki’s 13 year old KWPN Dutch Warmblood gelding Ravel captivated the […]

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