Manager, Bereiter, USEF Sport Horse Judge
Peter Hansen is a very successful breeder, trainer, rider and competitor both in the United States, in Germany, and Denmark. In 2006, Peter was the breeder, trainer & rider of the highest-scoring studbook inspection Hanoverian mare in the United States and winner of the American Hanoverian Society’s Bari Von Bueudingen Memorial Trophy. Peter also was the Trainer & Rider of a USDF Intermediare Horse of the Year, and a high placing competitor in the 5 Year Old Young Horse Championships as well as the North American Breeders Futurity for 5-Year-Old Sport Horses. Peter has also successfully trained and presented stallions for their stallion licensing which included not only dressage training but cross country and stadium jumping as well.
Peter’s training methods and utmost patience and fairness to the horse and rider have been formed through many years of training various different types of horses for dressage and jumping from initial backing of the horse through Intermediare Level. Peter earned his Bereiter FN license in 1983 after extensive testing in Warrendorf, Germany. He has trained under Carsten Petersen, a well-regarded dressage trainer, manager of the Dansk Rideforbund 100 day testing program, and manager of Blue Horse, the premier Danish stallion station; George Otto Heyser, Swedish, and Italian Olympic Coach and international dressage rider/trainer; Wichert de Boer, a renowned Dutch trainer; Dierk Groth, a well known Reitlehrer in Schleswig Holstein; and Walter Christensen, trainer of Louise Nathorst and Walk on Top. This list names but a few of the many accomplished riders and trainers that Peter has ridden for and trained under.
Brenda Neilson Hansen