Legolas Named US Dressage Federation Horse of Year for 2015–4th Year in Row (Not 3 as Reported by USDF)

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Legolas being competed by Steffen Peters in Europe. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Legolas being competed by Steffen Peters in Europe. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Dec. 16, 2015–Legolas was named Adequan/U.S. Dressage Federation Grand Prix Horse of the Year for 2015, the fourth straight year the 13-year-old Westfalen gelding ridden by Steffen Peters has achieved the honor.

The USDF official news release stated:

“Legolas’ median score of 77.330 percent made him the top horse in the United States competing at this level and the recipient of USDF’s highest honor for the third year in a row.”

A review of the records showed that Legolas won the award in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015–surpassing the record of his former stablemate Ravel that won the award three years in a row. Ravel is now retired.

Both horses, as is Rosamunde, all ridden by Steffen of San Diego, California, are owned by Akiko Yamazaki’s Four Winds Farm.