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Mr. Lars Petersen

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Head Trainer

Legacy Farms
 
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Lars Petersen And Melissa ...
www.chronofhorse.com, 27 Jan 2011 [cached]
Lars Petersen And Melissa Taylor's Legacy Farms Wins Classic Equine Stall And Tack Room Award At Gold Coast Dressage Opener Festival CDI
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Wellington, FL (January 27, 2011) - Lars Petersen and Melissa Taylor's Legacy Farms tack and stabling area found favor with the judges during the Gold Coast Dressage Opener Festival CDI, helping the farm take home the Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award.
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Located near Wellington in White Fences, Legacy Farms is run by Petersen, a Danish Olympic rider, and Taylor, a professional rider and trainer.
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"We were very excited to win the Classic Stall and Tack Room Award," Petersen said. "Classic Equine has great equipment and we want to thank them for sponsoring the award."
Petersen, who said Legacy Farms has 40 horses at their White Fences location, is the head trainer at Legacy and his riding career has produced a legacy of its own. Petersen made his mark on the dressage world in Denmark as the Danish National Champion five different times. While competing for Denmark, Lars rode in the Olympic Games, three World Equestrian games, two World Cup Finals and three Continental Championships.
While at the Gold Coast Opener, Taylor competed Chicco Roslev and Caroline Roffman, who trains with Petersen, competed her horses.
PRESS :: Lars Petersen and Beemer Win FEI Grand Prix Special Sponsored by The Sanctuary At Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge II
www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com, 16 Mar 2010 [cached]
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. Petersen also won a class sponsored by The Sanctuary at the Gold Coast Opener earlier this year aboard his horse Success.
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. Petersen 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.
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"We are looking forward to assisting Lars with any of his dressage horses that he needs to bring to The Sanctuary.
Lars Petersen opting out of ...
www.dressagedaily.com, 11 June 2008 [cached]
Lars Petersen opting out of this year's Olympic GamesDressageDaily: Euro Update: Lars Petersen Withdraws as Danish Olympic Team Candidate
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Lars PetersenLegacy Farm's Lars Petersen is no longer in the running for a place on the Danish Olympic Dressage Team.In spite of their recent stellar performance at Raleigh CDI in the Grand Prix Freestyle, the 43-year old American based Dane has withdrawn himself from Olympic contention because of unfeasible logistics.Petersen was in the running for a Danish team place with his own 14-year old Danish warmblood gelding Success (by Silver Moon) but felt that the time schedule was too tight for his horse to comfortably settle down in Europe for the Danish Olympic selection trials."Succes is a very spooky horse and since the timing didn't work, we were only able to get one show in Europe before the CDIO Aachen [Final Danish Olympic Selection Trial] and didn't feel that was ideal," Lars Petersen's partner Melissa Taylor told Eurodressage.
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"Also, our other trainer,broke his leg, so that put a little stress on Lars leaving his business."Managing their business is a big obligation with a barn full of horses and students in both their Pennsylvania and Florida locations.And there is another good reason for Petersen to settle in to the USA for the summer.
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Lars Petersen, Shawna Harding and Amy Stuhr are in the Running for the Championship Prize Money at The Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge Series
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Lars Petersen and Shawna Harding Edge Closer to $15,000 Prize in the Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge of Champions
DressageDaily: Lars Petersen Says Adieu to Denmark
www.dressagedaily.com, 16 Oct 2001 [cached]
Lars Petersen says Adieu to DenmarkDressageDaily: Lars Petersen Says Adieu to Denmark
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Lars Petersen says Adieu to Denmark
Lars PetersenThe 36-year-old Lars Petersen has decided to leave Blue Hors Stud next year.After being Blue Hors's steady dressage rider and trainer for more than eight year, Petersen believes it's time to move on.He agreed to relocate at Sugar Hill Farm in Virginia, USA.Owned by Erwin LePow, Sugar Hill farm had already worked together with Petersen before.
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"I had a fantastic time at Blue Hors," Petersen said."My wife Mette has long been dreaming about moving abroad.So when the offer came, it was hard to say no"
Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the owner of Blue Hors Stud, said that they were very glad for Lars to find such an excellent new position abroad.
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Of course we regret to lose such a great person as Lars, but he agreed to help us find a new replacement for him," Kristiansen said.
Saturday King and Idocus placed second ...
www.horsedaily.com, 30 Sept 2007 [cached]
Saturday King and Idocus placed second in the Grand Prix Freestyle behind Lars Petersen with Succes.
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