“I have been asked to give some input on team forming, based on my experiences as US Dressage Coach, and I plan to explain some of our US methods in creating championship teams. I will also share some memories from my tenure as Technical Advisor.”
Anne Gribbons served as the USEF Technical Advisor for Dressage from 2010 through 2012. She developed the USEF educational dressage pipeline and guided the US team riders through the World Equestrian Games, Pan Am Games and London Olympics.
Anne is an FEI 5* judge, USEF “S” and “R” Sports Horse Breeding judge. She has oﬃciated at numerous CDI’s worldwide, including four World Cup Finals and three European Championships. She was the head of the ground jury at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC in 2018.
Anne has trained and competed seventeen of her own horses from start to Grand Prix and brought a number of others to FEI levels for her students. Her mentor for eight years was Colonel Bengt Ljungquist, US team coach. She trained and competed extensively in Europe under the direction of Harry Boldt, Herbert Rehbein and Dr Volker Moritz. She rode in ten USET Championships and was a member of the US silver medal team at the 1995 Pan American Games.
From 2010 through 2012 Anne was a member of the FEI Dressage Committee. In 2013 Anne was inducted into the United States Dressage Federation Hall of fame. In 2018 she was awarded the USEF Walter Devereaux trophy for Sportsmanship.
“When I read about the FEI forum taking place at Willinga Park and realized the potential for interesting information being exchanged and for discussion about our sport, I looked forward to the show even more!” says Anne.
Anne will be presenting at the Forum on Tuesday 25th February.