ARTICLE: At Home in San Diego with Shannon and Steffen Peters

The 2015 Pan American Games double gold winner opens the doors to his California-base.

It’s 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning in June, and Arroyo Del Mar has been quietly humming for hours. Two horses are blowing off steam in the turnouts, while others, like Steffen Peters’ rising star Rosamunde, linger in their outdoor runs, keeping an eye on the action. Across the property, Steffen and his World Equestrian Games (WEG) and World Cup partner, Legolas, are alone in the manicured dressage arena, getting in one of their final training sessions before heading east for the Pan American […]

ARTICLE: Dressage Position 101 with Shannon Peters

Become a more effective rider by finding and keeping your balance in the saddle.

In dressage, rider position and balance affect everything—the horse’s rhythm and tempo, his longitudinal and lateral balance and his willingness to go forward and come back. Being balanced in the saddle will also make your aids more clear to your horse. But as anyone who rides knows, finding and keeping your balance on a living, breathing, moving animal is an enormous challenge. Some people compensate by hanging on to the reins or gripping with their legs or tightening with their back. The result? The […]

ARTICLE: Dressage Today – Ravel

Ravel – “The top international U.S. horse retires.” {PDF}

This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of Dressage Today magazine (DressageToday.com). Reprinted with permission from Dressage Today.

ARTICLE: Dressage Today – Beyond the Horseshoe

Beyond the Horseshoe – “Trainer Shannon Peters explores the benefits of going barefoot with high-performance horses.” {PDF}

This article first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Dressage Today magazine (DressageToday.com). Reprinted with permission from Dressage Today.

ARTICLE: Practical Horseman – Give Your Boots a ShowRingShine

Give Your Boots a ShowRingShine – “When she was young, international dressage rider and coach Shannon Peters worked for a diligent tack-store owner who taught her the importance of caring for her tall riding boots. Regular attention to cleaning and polishing prolongs the life of your boots and preserves their shine. Clean, polished boots also make a good impression both in and out of the saddle.” {PDF}

This article first appeared in the February 2013 issue of Practical Horseman. Reprinted with permission from Practical Horseman.

ARTICLE: Warmbloods Today – Behind the Scenes with Shannon Peters

Behind the Scenes with Shannon Peters  – “Without doubt, Shannon Peters is an accomplished equestrian. She’s also the woman that stands beside dressage Olympian and husband Steffen Peters. It’s for Shannon that Steffen’s eyes comb the stadium after he finishes a ride. It’s to her that he points when he rides out of the arena. It’s Shannon he hugs after he dismounts, because she’s his wife and sweetie, but also because she’s his coach.” {PDF}

This article first appeared in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of  Warmbloods Today. This article is reprinted with permission of Warmbloods Today.

ARTICLE: Dressage Today – Work Out with Steffen & Shannon Peters

Work Out with Steffen & Shannon Peters – “This dressage power couple shows how they stay in shape to keep a winning edge.” {PDF}

This article first appeared in the March 2009 issue of Dressage Today magazine (DressageToday.com). Reprinted with permission from Dressage Today.