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Steffan Peters - Winning Freestyle at the World Dressage Masters

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  • Steffan Peters - Winning Freestyle at the World Dressage Masters


    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  • #2
    If anyone can find a video of SP's Grand Prix ride it's you Mike! I SO want to see that one. I hope it surfaces somewhere. The freestyle video is lovely too though!


    • #3
      Ditto on all counts!!!
      Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

      Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


      • #4
        1.5 pirouettes to piaffe? Wow...Love the half pass to passage half-pass ZZs...


        • #5
          Thanks for sharing! Lovely.

          I really liked the 80's music, too.

          "If I Could Rule the World" is great song for them.
          When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


          • #6
            It was amazing insofar as the technical aspect- but, it made me miss Toto and Gal, even more.

            The quality of the gaits, and the amazing partnership- with aids so subtle, they are just about invisible....I am glad we all got to witness it.
            When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


            • #7
              Originally posted by ASB Stars View Post
              It was amazing insofar as the technical aspect- but, it made me miss Toto and Gal, even more.

              The quality of the gaits, and the amazing partnership- with aids so subtle, they are just about invisible....I am glad we all got to witness it.
              Oh good grief......
              We do not have an overpopulation of dogs, we have an under population of responsible dog owners!!!


              • #8
                I have to say that watching it in person was absolutely effortless. SP riding and Ravel's transitions were amazing! Truly a work of art.

                Plus I got to be a gitty school girl when at the beginning of the freestyles Steffen and Akiko were sitting at the table right in front of me
                Welcome to my dressage world http://www.juliefranzen.blogspot.com/


                • #9
                  Wow- I'm so jealous on all counts! What a lovely pair in every way!
                  Agreed Arizona DQ... GOOD GRIEF


                  • #10
                    Just marvelous. I got to see him and Shannon at the NEDA symposium and I learned so much I practically had a nosebleed trying to fit it all in. I also got a DVD through Barnsweetbarn and just love his quiet, sensible and thoughtful approach to his riding and the mutual respect that exists between him and his wonderful horses.

                    And looky there- nice halts, too!
                    Last edited by Megsabelle; Mar. 16, 2011, 03:17 PM. Reason: symposium, not festival!


                    • #11
                      He's made a few changes in this freestyle over the time he's ridden it, so I was scared he wasn't going to do the canter pirouettes to piaffe...then he did! I LOVE that movement combo.

                      He's a beautiful rider, and his partnership with Ravel is simply inspiring.

                      And I will never listen to "Safety Dance" again without picturing tempi changes.


                      • #12
                        I know, I love his music!!! I'm actually sad that he is changing his music now, although I know you can't keep the same freestyle forever. I am certain the next one will be great as well!


                        • #13
                          Wow - that was fantastic! Thanks for posting the video! Are there videos of the other freestyle rides? I missed the live stream