Lars Petersen and Dansko’s Success Win Grand Prix
National Horse Show
Lars Petersen and Dansko's Success Win Grand Prix
"It's the first time ever he
has shown Grand Prix," said Petersen
of the gray, eight-year-old, 16.2-hand Danish Warmblood.
Five Star Farm have owned the gelding since he
was a year old, and though Petersen
has done all of the training on Dansko's Success, the first Grand Prix still posed questions.
"I don't know how much I can push him so it was a little bit of an experiment in a way," said Petersen
, noting that mistakes in the zigzag were his
is just discovering how much he
can trust his
green Grand Prix horse.
"I backed him off a little bit too much.
I could have just trusted him," he
said, and then added with a laugh, "And I counted wrong twice!
noted that Dansko's Success is a very hot horse so the best part of his
performance was the way he
handled the show atmosphere.
concentration," said Petersen
can be 'look-y' and he
really kept his
cool in there.
Petersen, a member of the Danish dressage team for nine years, was especially pleased with how Dansko's Success performed the trademark movements of the Grand Prix.
piaffe/passage I was really happy with.