Lars Petersen represented Denmark at the pinnacle of competitive dressage for more than 10 years, including at the Olympic Games, three World Equestrian Games, two World Cup Finals, and three Continental Championships. He was also named Danish National Champion five times.
Through his successes with Blue Hors Cavan, Lars achieved the position of #2 in the FEI World Rankings. The following year, Lars and Blue Hors Cavan were the Reserve Champion at the 2002 World Cup final in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, and also competed at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, where they finished 10th individually. That same year, Lars moved to the United States where he was initially based in Virginia and now operates from Wellington, with Melissa Taylor and Legacy Farms.
Since coming to the United States, Lars has chalked up an impressive record at some of the most prestigious shows in America, including the CDI5* at the Global Dressage Festival, and the Palm Beach Dressage Derby aboard Marcia Pepper's Danish mare, Mariett. Dressage at Devon, riding Dacardo, and many CDI Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle wins with success.
Lars is considered a Master at Dressage, and this is clear with the number of horses he has trained from young horse to Grand Prix. Petersen has an innate talent for developing a horse into a world class Grand Prix competitor. His ability to help each horse reach its full potential is proven again and again with his success in the show ring. One client has even stated, “Lars could make a camel piaffe!”
#2 in the FEI World Rankings