Danish Lars Petersen now offcially competes for the USA. The rider, who has attended the Olympic Games and other championships for Denmark applied for a status change. The 51-year-old is married to US-American Melissa Taylor and has been a US citizen since February 2016.
Petersen already came to the US 35 years ago, but then went to Denmark for a decade in order to ride horses of the Blue Hors studfarm. In 1996 Petersen competed for Denmark at the Olymic games in Atlanta, as well as in 1998 and 2014 at the WEG and in 1999 and 2001 at the EC. Petersen will continue to give monthly lessons at Blue Hors.