Dressage Debrief with Peter Gray: Breaking Down Michael Jung’s 2022 LRK3DE Dressage Test

Michael Jung and fisherChipmunk FRH. Photo by Shelby Allen.

What’s it like to watch a living legend through the eyes of an equally legendary dressage judge? We did just that as we sat down with FEI World Championships for Eventing Ground Jury member Peter Gray for a Dressage Debrief on Michael Jung’s winning test at the 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Peter Gray, a USEF ‘R’ Eventing Judge as well as a two-time Olympic eventer and coach (fun fact, he was born in Bermuda and went on to become the first Bermudian to compete internationally as an eventer!), certainly needs little introduction, but if you’d like to learn a bit more about his philosophy — and how he’s feeling ahead of next month’s World Championships — you can take a dive in this profile written by Tilly Berendt.

Not only does Peter judge and coach, he also still competes! While he’s hung his eventing gear up, you can find him competing in the dressage ring throughout the year. He’s pictured here in Ocala with Babuh, a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.

Now sit back and enjoy our first of what we hope will be many in this Dressage Debrief! Bonus content: Peter also dives into some advice for how to maximize your time before the bell, muses on the concept of deep corners, and talks a little about his role as the judge. Fascinating stuff!

We’ll be back soon with a new edition — and keep an eye out for opportunities to submit your own tests for a virtual “Ride-A-Test” type of video!

Many thanks to Peter for his time and expertise, to the USEF Network for providing the footage, and to you for watching. Go Eventing!