Sporthorse Seminars at Sea


     Our lecture series is an engaging, two-day program set in a classroom environment. Presentations are geared for those who have an interest in the correct principles of breeding, raising, training, and competing of sporthorse atheletes for dressage, show jumping, or eventing.  All levels of riders - amateurs and professionals - will benefit from these seminars.

     Guest Speakers are also available for personal consultations during the cruise to discuss the specifics of your riding, training, and sporthorse breeding decisions. We encourage you to bring photos or dvds of your horses,  and take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.



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"The featured speakers were excellent. I'm now inspired to apply my new found knowledge to my riding."  - Julia Peterson,  Sporthorse Cruise Guest  

Sporthorse Seminars at Sea

Thank you to our past Guest Speakers !

Willy ArtsDirector, KWPN-NA, owner DG Bar Ranch 

Natalie DiBerardinis - Managing Director, Hilltop Farm, Inc.  

Terri Miller-SteinerAward winning Equestrian Photographer and Artist

Steffen Peters - USET Dressage Olympian, FEI World Cup Champion   

Robert Jacobs, PhD - Equine Nutritionist, Equine Innovation Manager for Purina Animal Nutrition    

Dr. Christian Schacht -  Breeding Director American Trakehner Association, Former Breeding Director Oldenburg NA, Conformation and Equestrian History lecturer

Silvia Steen -   Founder, The Silva Project (Corfu, Greece)    

Jeremy Steinberg  - Dressage clinician, Chronicle of the Horse columnist, Former USEF Dressage Youth Coach

Axel Steiner - World Cup and Olympic Dressage Judge, Horse Show Livestream Commentator  

Dr. Donna Stevens - LIcensed veterinarian and former University of Minnesota Veterinary School Professor               of Equine Surgery. Member of American Association of Equine Practitioners.  

Our popular enrichment program provides two days of engaging seminars covering  equine health management, nutrition, breeding, and training. Presentations are geared for all levels of riding.    Open discussion is encouraged. 

Also available are Private Consultations with Guest Speakers. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet individually with them and discuss your riding, training and/or equine health questions. Please bring photos or dvds of your horse to help our professionals answer your questions. Appointments will be made during the cruise.  

Seminars and Private Consultations are complimentary to our guests.  

-2024 Alaska Cruise Guest Speakers- 

Donna Stevens, VMD

Dr Stevens is a licensed and accredited equine veterinarian with extensive experience in lameness, reproduction, geriatric,and herd health preventative medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, and earned her Master's degree in Large Animal Surgery, Radiology, and Anesthesiology from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was also a professor of Large Animal Surgery for 7 years. Although recently retired from her Southern California equine veterinary practice, she continues to provide comsultation services for horse owners throughout the U.S.  We welcome Dr. Stevens back for her third Sporthorse Cruise.     

Steffen Peters    

Steffen is a five time Olympian representing the United States in dressage. His international competition experience includes the Pan Am Games, World Equestrian Games, and World Cup Championship, which he won in Las Vegas with Ravel in 2009. Born in Germany, Steffen emigrated to the United States in 1985 with his beloved horse Udon, whom he rode in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The pair won a bronze team medal in their first competition as part of the U.S. squad.   

Nationally, he's earned the U.S. Equestrian Federation's Equestrian of the Year award an unprecedented three times. Steffen and his wife Shannon have their training business at their own farm in Southern California. He enjoys boating and NFL football. We welcome Steffen back for his second Sporthorse Cruise.