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Selection of Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper for US World Championship Team Would Give Rider Rare Fifth Start in Event Held Once Every Four Years

2 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Selection of Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper for US World Championship Team Would Give Rider Rare Fifth Start in Event Held Once Every Four Years
If Steffen Peters is selected for the United States team for his fifth world championships it will place him among a select handful to have competed at as many of the championships held once every four years Read More

Suppenkasper “More Relaxed” After Post-Olympic Silver Medal Performance Vacation Returns to Competition With Steffen Peters

5 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Suppenkasper “More Relaxed” After Post-Olympic Silver Medal Performance Vacation Returns to Competition With Steffen Peters
Suppenkasper returns to competition with Steffen Peters this week for the first time since the United States team historic silver medal performance and a vacation that has given the 14-year-old "Mopsie" more energy and a breakthrough in dealing with the "hurdle" of  the piaffe that he hopes to show at Desert Dressage CDI3* in Thermal, California Read More

Steffen Peters, Heading to Olympics, On American Dressage Since His First Games Quarter Century Ago

12 months ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Steffen Peters, Heading to Olympics, On American Dressage Since His First Games Quarter Century Ago
Steffen Peters on his way with Suppenkasper to his fifth Olympics, is "amazed" at the development of dressage in the United States that required scores equal to the gold medal performances at his first Games a quarter century ago to even be considered for the American team this year. Read More

Changes to Anti-Doping Rules Could Lead to Review of Olympic, Championship, Nations Cup Team Penalties

2 years ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Changes to Anti-Doping Rules Could Lead to Review of Olympic, Championship, Nations Cup Team Penalties
Disqualification of a nation's entire team if only one horse is found to have been doped in Olympics, world championships and even Nations Cups is among proposals that will be put to member countries of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) after a review of anti-doping rules. Read More

World Cup that Wasn’t in Las Vegas, Isabell & Weihegold’s Bid for Historic 4 in Row Delayed, Disappointed Champion Steffen Peters, Farewell to Verdades at Home

2 years ago StraightArrow Comments Off on World Cup that Wasn’t in Las Vegas, Isabell & Weihegold’s Bid for Historic 4 in Row Delayed, Disappointed Champion Steffen Peters, Farewell to Verdades at Home
This was to be the 35th final of dressage World Cup, an event that this year in Las Vegas would have been memorable for the possibility of an historic fourth in a row title for Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, the return of a reinvigorated Steffen Peters to the arena where he became only the second American ever to win the championship and the retirement of Verdades that was... Read More

Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper–Graphic by BlackHorse-One

2 years ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Steffen Peters & Suppenkasper–Graphic by BlackHorse-One
Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper have only one more competition to go that could earn the rider a return to Las Vegas where 11 years ago he became only the second American World Cup champion. Read More

Steffen Peters Talks About Daily Mental Therapy as he Seeks Place on 5th USA Olympic Team

2 years ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Steffen Peters Talks About Daily Mental Therapy as he Seeks Place on 5th USA Olympic Team
Six months after Steffen Peters disclosed mental health issues sustained after a quarter century among the world's elite competitors, the rider reports he works daily on recovery, imprinting images of his 2009 World Cup victory on Ravel to control his thoughts and emotions as he seeks a place on what would be his fifth Olympic team for America. Read More

Steffen Peters Discloses Struggle to Overcome Depression So Severe He Feared Giving Up Competition

3 years ago StraightArrow Comments Off on Steffen Peters Discloses Struggle to Overcome Depression So Severe He Feared Giving Up Competition
AACHEN, Germany, July 19, 2019--Steffen Peters, America’s top dressage rider for most of the 21st century with four Olympics on his record, has disclosed a struggle for much of the past year with depression so severe that he did not know whether he would ever compete again in the sport he has devoted his life to. Read More