2009 World Cup Champions in Dressage & Jumping Meet–Finally!–for Photo

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2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Champions Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in Jumping and Steffen Peters in Dressage. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Champions Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in Jumping and Steffen Peters in Dressage. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, July 1–The 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Champions in Jumping and Dressage, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Steffen Peters, were finally in the same place to be photographed together, at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO in Aachen on Wednesday.

The riders had not been together in Las Vegas on April 19 for a photograph but were both competing at Aachen and dressage-news.com arranged for them to meet at the GPA Riders’ Lounge, which also sponsors both riders.

Michaels-Beerbaum is a Californian who moved to Germany and became a citizen, while Peters is a German who moved to California and became an American citizen.

The new worldwide GPA advertising and promotion campaign features riders in five horse sports: endurance, jumping (Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum), eventing, Thoroughbred racing and dressage. The dressage rider in this campaign is not Steffen but Australian dressage rider Ilse Schwarz who is married to an American and lives in Wellington, Florida.