Premier Equestrian, Inc. Produces New Q & A Video Series with Steffen Peters

Premier Equestrian, Inc., is a leading footing provider to many of the top Olympians in the equestrian community. Premier’s President Heidi Zorn recently visited Olympian Steffen Peters at his farm, Arroyo Del Mar in San Diego, CA. To film a Q & A session. The Q & A video discusses the importance of training dressage horses on a proper footing surface. To view the videos, visit;

This five-part video series will include Q & A with Steffen and clips of his Olympic Silver Medal mount Suppenkasper, aka Mopsie, owned by Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm.

As dressage enthusiasts, we understand the intricate dance between horse and rider that defines this elegant discipline. Yet, amidst our focus on precision, harmony, and artistry, we may overlook a fundamental element crucial to our equine partner’s well-being and performance: the footing beneath their hooves.

Steffen Peters as well as many of today’s top professional dressage trainers, believe that training a dressage horse on proper footing is not just a matter of convenience; it is a cornerstone of their development and success. Whether in the serene tranquility of a training arena or the electric atmosphere of a competition ring, the quality of the footing profoundly influences every movement and transition. Here’s why it’s so essential:

  1. Biomechanics and Soundness
    The ideal footing provides the necessary support and resilience for the intricate movements of dressage. It minimizes strain on joints, tendons, and ligaments, promoting soundness and reducing the risk of injuries. A well-maintained and suitable surface allows the horse to move with grace and fluidity, enabling them to express their full potential.
  2. Balance and Engagement
    Proper footing encourages the horse to engage their hindquarters, find balance, and execute movements with precision. It offers the necessary traction without excessive resistance, allowing for seamless transitions and effortless collection. This balanced interaction with the footing fosters the development of strength, suppleness, and self-carriage essential for advanced dressage work.
  3. Confidence and Focus
    A consistent and reliable surface instills confidence in the horse, allowing them to focus on their performance without distraction or apprehension. When the footing is predictable and supportive, the horse can concentrate on executing movements with confidence, leading to improved expression and submission.
  4. Longevity and Sustainability
    By training on a proper footing, we contribute to the long-term well-being and sustainability of our equine partners. Thoughtfully designed and maintained surfaces reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries and protect the horse’s physical health, allowing them to enjoy a longer, more fulfilling career.

In conclusion, the footing beneath a dressage horse is not merely ground; it is the canvas upon which their artistry unfolds. As riders and caretakers, it is our responsibility to ensure that this canvas is carefully crafted to support and inspire our equine partners. By recognizing the importance of proper footing and prioritizing its quality, we honor the timeless partnership between horse and rider, fostering an environment where excellence can flourish.

Premier Equestrian has provided Steffen Peters and Arroyo Del Mar with their hi-performance footing, earning their trust and loyalty for the last decade.

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About Premier Equestrian
Premier Equestrian is a leading provider of state-of-the-art equestrian arena equipment and footing solutions, committed to delivering innovative products that enhance safety, horse welfare, and streamline arena management. With a focus on excellence and a passion for equestrian sports, Premier Equestrian aims to exceed the expectations of horse owners and trainers worldwide.

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Media contact:
Heidi Zorn
Phone: 801-446-1857