December 2018 - Mette Rosencrantz Returns to San Diego
Written by CRM
Friday, 30 November 2018 00:31


Accomplished dressage trainer brings her program to Arroyo Del Mar.

When Mette Rosencrantz got the call from Steffen Peters about the opportunity to relocate her business from Los Angeles back to San Diego’s beautiful Arroyo Del Mar, she
didn’t hesitate to make the change. She has been working at Equinox Equestrian Center owned by Karen Izzi-Bristing but she needed more room for her expanding business.

She came to work at Helena Polanitza’s Seabreeze in San Diego in the early 80s and getting to move back to San Diego will be like coming home. Arroyo Del Mar is the home base for Steffen and Shannon Peters training business and they also are the management team for the elite 22-acre dressage training facility that is home to several dressage trainers.

Photo: Anna Blomdahl

Mette is a seven-time US National Championship competitor who has brought several horses and riders all the way up to the International Grand Prix level. She started her career at a very young age and has been very successful. She followed in her grandfather’s footsteps. He was part of the Swedish squad that won team gold in equestrian jumping at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm.

Born in Sweden, Mette was for many years a member of the Swedish Dressage Team before moving to the U.S. and becoming a U.S. citizen. Mette has competed at many big international shows with victories both in the U.S., Europe and Australia. In 2018, Mette was selected to represent the United States and competed twice as a member of the American Team in the FEI Nations Cup, in Denmark and Sweden. Mette worked for many years out of Mill Creek Equestrian Center for it 28 years until it was sold.

Photo: Anna Blomdahl

Mette won the 2018 CDS Grand Prix Open and the Great American/USDF Region 7-CDS Championships on her Danish Warmblood Marron. She and Marron finished 4th at the US Dressage Festival of Champions last August at Gladstone. Mette has made the decision to change Marron’s job from being her star Grand Prix horse to his new job as a schoolmaster at Arroyo Del Mar for a lucky rider that wants to have the ultimate dressage horse to ride and show.

She recently showed at the Spoktacular Dressage show in Del Mar with her up and coming Danish Warmblood, Chrevi’s Ramour, aka “Ram,” that she co-owns with CoryWalkey. Ram did great at his first time out in Prix St. Georges, winning his class the second day. Mette stated, “It’s a big step forward and I’m exited for the future with this talented horse!

In 2015, Mette and her longtime assistant trainer Anna Blomdahl, had the opportunity to show a very entertaining and exciting Pas De Deux in front of thousands of people during the FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas.

Mette is as respected as a trainer as she is in the show ring. In 2010 Mette was selected as the Team official for the Malaysian Team at the Asian Games in China.

Mette received her teaching degree at Strömsholm, Sweden’s prestigious school for riding instructors, where she eventually became the head instructor. She worked at Strömsholm for many years before making the move to the U.S. In addition to her teaching degree, she has a Master’s degree in physical/sport education from Stockholm University.

Photo: Sara Hellner

Mette says she loves teaching and feels lucky to train with such an inspiring group of trainers at Arroyo Del Mar. Mette will make her move next month and will be accepting riders and horses beginning Jan. 15th.

For more information call Mette at 310-629-2279 and visit her website to see her extensive list of accomplishments:; also visit