Lars Petersen and Beemer Win FEI Grand Prix Special Sponsored by The Sanctuary At Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II
Danish Olympic dressage star Lars Petersen
won the FEI Grand Prix Special at the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
The class was sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, a world-class facility in Ocala dedicated to helping horses that compete in physically demanding sports. (Photo courtesy JRPR)
West Palm Beach, FL (March 16, 2010) - Danish Olympic dressage star Lars Petersen
rode into the winner's circle during the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II, winning the FEI Grand Prix Special aboard Beemer and taking home another gift certificate from The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center.
also won a class sponsored by The Sanctuary at the Gold Coast Opener earlier this year aboard his
Petersen, the head trainer at Legacy Farms in White Fences, thanked The Sanctuary for sponsoring the class.
"I really appreciate it," he
said, referring to the world-class facility in Ocala that is dedicated to the healing, conditioning and well being of all equine athletes.
added that he
was also pleased with Beemer, who has been coming up through the FEI levels and is new to the Grand Prix.
Petersen's success in the show ring is vast, including being named the Danish National Champion five times and represented Denmark at the Olympic Games, three World Equestrian Games, two World Cup Finals and three Continental Championships.
Since moving to the United States, Petersen
has continued to earn an impressive record at some of the most prestigious shows in the country.
"We are thrilled that Lars
won another class sponsored by The Sanctuary.
Lars is a well known in the dressage world and his success has been phenomenal," said Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary.
"We are looking forward to assisting Lars
with any of his
dressage horses that he
needs to bring to The Sanctuary.