Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Professional’s Choice congratulates Steffen Peters on his latest victory in Aachen, Germany. Steffen and Ravel came into the competition fresh off their very exciting win at the Rolex World Cup in Las Vegas. The pair won the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Spéciale and the Grand Prix Freestyle, once again upsetting world champion Anky van Grunsven. "I am very glad that Steffen is American, so he can't be a threat to us at the European Championships in Windsor," joked Anky.
For Peters, a German native, "it was almost like riding in front of a home crowd. The competition went even better than at the World Cup in Las Vegas," commented the 44-year-old rider. "You only get a horse like Ravel once in a lifetime. He is very sensitive, is always on my side and ready to fight for me, but at the same time he is extremely relaxed and totally reliable, which means I can ride into the tests without being nervous," remarked Peters.
Steffen discovered Ravel at the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2006. “We took our time with him, he was my secret weapon, and his first international tournament was the Olympic Games in Hong Kong in 2008," he commented. Ravel is an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Akiko Yamazaki and her husband Jerry Yang. Yamazaki is a Grand Prix dressage rider herself and competes for Japan
Steffen and his wife Shannon have developed their own line of popular Dressage Saddle Pads manufactured and distributed by equine powerhouse Professional’s Choice. Endorsers Steffen and Shannon Peters rely exclusively on Professional’s Choice leg protection to keep their horses performing at their best. Professional's Choice continually produces high quality products recognized by top trainers, professionals and everyday horseman all over the world.
The more comfortable the horse, the better the performance. Professional's Choice, a manufacturer of equine and orthopedic products, is renowned in the equine industry for its innovative products. As inventor and manufacturer of the original patented Sports Medicine Boot, the SMB Elite™ and the SMx Air Ride™ Saddle Pad and authorized licensee for Wrangler Apparel Corp., manufacturing Wrangler® and Twenty X™ equine products, gear bags and luggage, Professional's Choice has earned the respect of top trainers, professionals and everyday horseman alike. For more information, or, for the location of your nearest authorized dealer, please contact Professional's Choice Sports Medicine Products, Inc., at 800-331-9421, or visit them on the web at www.profchoice.com.