16 years ago, after an extensive career as a performing artist and session musician, Joost Peters started composing music for dressage freestyles. Composing original music is compulsory for Joost Peters. His task is simple; Make the horses performance look at its best to achieve increasing all marks on the judges score sheet, not only the artistic score.
In 2009 he produced the famous “Totally Totilas” freestyle for Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas, setting the world record score for a freestyle at 92,700%. A record that stood for almost 5 years.
Many top dressage riders rely on his professional work and musical skills, with scoring medals on every level, for Pony’s, Juniors, Young Riders, U25 and Grand Prix Freestyles, at European Championships, Asian Games and Olympic Games with as the most notable result the Gold Medal at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.
With clients from all over the world and a comprehensive list of top results Joost Peters is the most in demand Freestyle Composer, having worked with artists like Elton John, Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers and Wibi Soerjadi. The musical freestyles of Joost Peters also are being used to educate FEI Judges on judging a Freestyle to Music.
Besides dressage music Joost Peters also composes music for film scores and is songwriter and producer for artist/projects like Bridging The Divide and Giggles.