Congratulations to sponsored dressage rider Steffen Peters and driver Chester Weber for their nominations for the 2011 USEF Equestrian of the Year award. We are very proud to support two amazing horsemen who are so dedicated to the health and welfare of their horses – which shines through in all their performances. Both are long-time SUCCEED® users and supporters.
Steffen and Chester are among eight elite riders who have been selected as as 2011 United States Equestrian Federation Equestrians of Honor for their respective disciplines. Steffen Peters is awarded the William C. Steinkraus trophy presented to an equestrian in one of the Olympic disciplines of dressage, jumping, or eventing. Chester Weber was presented with The Becky Grand Hart Trophy awarded to an international-level non-Olympic athlete.
In addition to their Equestrians of Honor awards, these eight riders are also the nominees for the 2011 Equestrian of the Year. If you are a member of the USEF, you can vote for the Equestrian of the Year on their website.
Steffen Peters 2011 in Review
Steffen had yet another outstanding year with his top horses, Ravel and Weltino’s Magic. With Weltino’s Magic, he had an undefeated season including individual and team gold at the Pan American Games and the win at CHIO in Aachen, Germany.
He also had a good year with his tried and true Olympic and WEG horse Ravel. They won 8 of 11 classes in 2011, were undefeated in the US including winning the World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach. They placed second in the Grand Prix Freestyle at CHIO Aachen.
Chester Weber 2011 in Review
With his four-in-hand team, Chester Weber won big in Florida at Sunshine State, Little Everglades, and Live Oak International before heading to Europe. There he won at CAIO Veces, CAI Altenfelden, and CAIO Riesenbeck.
Chester also served as Chef d’Equipe for the US drivers at the World Pony Team Championships and the FEI World Pair Championship.
Congratulations again to these extraordinary horsemen! Be sure to vote for your favorite by midnight on Monday, January 2.