Shannon Peters resides in San Diego, CA with her husband Steffen, and their two dogs Betty and Fritz. They run a 65 horse stable and busy training business, that caters to competition horses and riders.
She is a Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist, and two time National Championship Competitor, first on Luxor in 2007, where they were Reserve National Champion Intermdiare I. Second time on Flor de Selva, her pride and joy whom she co-owns with Laurelyn Browning, in 2009 where they were 4th place in the Intermediare division.
She also enjoys bringing young horses through the levels, the latest one being Weltino’s Magic, who she took to the 2008 Young Horse Championships and brought home the Reserve National Championship.
Mette is a four time National Championship competitor and has brought several horses all the way up to Grand Prix level. In 2007 she won 1st place with "Basquewille" in the FEI $25,000 open Grand Prix at the World Cup in Las Vegas. She is currently showing her own/Finally partners horse Finally successfully in Grand Prix as well as Hertzregent, a five year old gelding by Hotline. And her own horse, Sokrates, a 10 year old gelding among several other FEI horses.
Mette is based at Mill Creek Equestrian Center in Topanga, California, where she has been running an unparalleled dressage program since 1992. Mette is born in Sweden and was twice a member of the Swedish National Dressage Team. She was the youngest rider ever allowed to enter Stromsolm, Sweden's prestigious school for instructors, and eventually became the head dressage instructor there in 1980. She also has a University degree in Physical Education instruction. Mette's teaching/riding skills are highly sought-after and her expertise is in great demand across the country and abroad. She is often invited to teach Dressage Clinics as well as to give speeches and write articles for horse magazines.
Mette has very high expectations with her own riding and horses as well as for her students and horses in training. Mette is a highly respected competitor and trainer and does very well with all her horses!
Akiko's love of horses started with her mother, who was also a rider. As a youngster, Akiko competed in Costa Rica as a member of the junior jumping team in competitions involving Central and South American countries. As an adult, she has focused on Dressage.
Akiko purchased her first warmblood dressage horse, Maurice in 1997 and since then has competed multiple horses through the Grand Prix level. With the Hannoverian gelding Lautenspieler (aka Legend), Akiko was California Dressage Society's Prix St.Georges Amateur Reserve Champion in 2003 and Intermediare Champion in 2005. In 2007, they finished the season ranked #2 in the country as US Dressage Federation Intermediare 1 Adult Amateur Reserve Champions. With the Hanoverian mare, De La Noche, Akiko was California Dressage Society's Intermediare II Reserve Champion and USDF Regional Champion in 2011. That year, they ranked #2 in the country as USDF Intermediare II Adult Amateur Reserve Champions. In 2012, De La Noche and Akiko placed 3rd at California Dressage Society's Championships at the Adult Amateur Grand Prix and were ranked #6 in the country for USDF Grand Prix Adult Amateurs.
Akiko is the owner of Ravel, who retired in 2012 after his second Olympics and was inducted into the US Dressage Federation Hall of Fame. Ravel is now the kindest and greatest school master for Akiko! She also owns Legolas 92, ridden by Steffen Peters, who was 2012 USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year and made the trip to London as the US Dressage team reserve horse. The love of horses continues through Akiko's two daughters who are competitive vaulters with Woodside Vaulters.
Christine has been riding for 30 years with an emphasis on dressage for the last 20. She grew up with horses competing at eventing and some show jumping. Her foundation dressage background includes training for over 8 years with Lilo Fore, several years with Gerhard Politz and Major Anders Lindgren. More recently Christine has studied under Steffen Peters, Leslie Webb and Roger Seegert. She has also participated in clinics with such people as Guenter Seidel, Christine Stuckelberger, Conrad Schumacher, Lars Petersen.
Christine has trained eight horses to the F.E.I. levels, including her own previous mount Bravo to the Grand Prix level. She has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. Christine has competed over 30 horses through various levels in the past 18 years as a professional. She has won numerous horse of the year awards at various levels from USDF and CDS. Currently she is competing 7 horses throughout the levels. Christine also has students competing through the Prix St. George level with many awards and scores well over 70%.
Christine has also been invited to participate in events such as the USDF symposium with Steffen Peters and Elizabeth McMullen in 1998, the 1999 AHSA judges Forum, the 2001 and 2002 USDF Trainers Conference with Conrad Schumacher and the 2004 Lars Petersen clinic. She has also been invited to be an auction rider at the prestigious Elite Verden auction in Germany.
Emilies hästintresse utvecklades i tidig ålder och hon fick hon sin första ponny, gotlandsrusset Leon när hon var sju år. Leon var f.d. travponny med mycket egen vilja och Emilie visade redan då prov på talang och uthållighet i hästutbildning, då Leon fyra år senare deltog i SM och vann B-finalen.
Emilie Nyreröd bor på Hagby Gård strax norr om Västerås där hon sedan 2006 rider & utbildar hästar på heltid i egen regi genom sin verksamhet Nyreröd Dressage.
Emilie har haft framgångar både nationellt och internationellt som ponnyryttare, Young Rider och U25 och hennes meritlista är lång fastän hon precis lämnat U25 vilket hon gjorde i stor stil i november 2012 då hon på Miata vann Lövsta Future Challenge som avgjordes i Globen under Stockholm International Horse Show. Hon har även flera fina placeringar och kval under Final i Breeders Trophy, Scandiniavian Open Falsterbo mfl.
Emilie Nyreröd är även uttagen till Knytkalasets Plantskola.
Läs mer om Emilie på:www.nyreroddressage.com
eller följ hennes blog på HIPPSONwww.hippson.se/blogs/nyreroddressage/index.htm
Johanna Berg och är född 1994, (18 år) och uppvuxen på en stor hästgård i norra Hälsningland. På gården bedriver familjen en islandshästverksamhet under namnet Slätterne Gård . Till vardags går Johanna på Stockholms Estetiska Gymnasium – inriktning teater, Johanna är numera bosatt i Stockholm i veckorna och pendlar till sina föräldrars gård www.slatternegard.se & till sin syster Jamila Bergs gård i Gävle se www.jamilaberg.se/ där hon tränar hästar om helgerna.Johanna har många talanger och är förutom elitryttare, skådespelerska, utbildad stuntman & modell.
Några av Johannas meriter:* Feather price mottagare på Nationell tävling 2012* Tilldelad stipendium av Fjola Stiftelse 2012* Nominerad till Årets Ungdomsryttare 2011* VM Silver 2011 med Svartur vom Hochwald T2 YR* SM Guld 2011 med Svartur vom Hochwald V1* SM Guld Kombination 2011 med Svartur vom Hochwald* SM silver 2011 med Svartur vom Hochwald T2
Landslags medlem mellan 2008-2009 och 2011- 2012.
Läs mer om Johanna på: www.johannaberg.nu
Följ Johannas blogg på www.johannaberg.nu/blogg
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