SL Lucci has a new ‘talented and sympathetic’ rider. But who is it?

  • The Peters family’s extraordinary dressage pony SL Lucci has found a new rider.

    Having been on the market for sale, he has now been leased to the British rider Anya Kolleth who, up to now, has been more involved with eventing than dressage.

    Phoebe Peters told Horse & Hound: “I’m thrilled that SL Lucci has found a new rider to continue his wonderful career with.

    “Anya is a very talented, sympathetic rider who wants only to learn from Lucci and enjoy competing along the way.”

    With Phoebe in the saddle, the bay pony by Lukas broke every world record in FEI pony tests, and the combination is the current record holders in the team, individual and freestyle. They finished their partnership ranked world number one.

    “We’re very lucky to have found the perfect home and family for Lucci, it’s especially great that we have been able to keep him on British soil,” added Phoebe.

    “I’m looking forward to watching Lucci and Anya’s relationship blossom, it will be a joy to see him do for another what he did for me.”

    With Phoebe, Lucci logged 20 successive wins, and was only pipped to the medium open title at the 2015 national championships by the Olympic champion, Charlotte Dujardin .

    Anya is relatively inexperienced in dressage, having 20 results to her name on the BD website up to medium level.

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    Two of those outings were winning ones at medium level on SL Lucci recently at Beaver Hall and South Staffs College.

    At South Staffs on 11 June the pair won the medium qualifier overall with 68.38%.

    Anya finished eighth at the 2015 summer regionals at prelim level with her event pony Laburnum Ineer, having started competing in December 2014.

    She has more recently been campaigning Machno Countryman in Premier League pony classes.

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