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Steffen Peters’ Full Life

Steffen Peters has dominated US dressage for the better part of the 21st century. Only departing US team coach Robert Dover has had a longer and more decorated career. Since becoming a US citizen in 1992, Steffen has been his country’s top performer at two of the past four World Equestrian Games and two of the last three Olympic Games. He was also the first American to win a world championship individual medal. A chance meeting with Laurie Falvo when training with Jo Hinnemann in Germany led to a six-week stay with the California trainer. Steffen bought into the lifestyle and after finishing his national service, returned to reside there permanently in 1985. Together with his wife, Shannon, they run Arroyo Del Mar, a 22-acre training facility which employs five professional trainers and accommodates 70 horses. I can imagine life must be pretty hectic; what’s it like to be you?…

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