May 2016

Hello Friends and Members,

President Nordstrom’s grandson Roman Parker on Easter riding Spirit. Next year leadline classes!

President Nordstrom’s grandson Roman Parker on Easter riding Spirit. Next year leadline classes!

Our 2016 IceBreaker schooling show was held at Tower Hill Equestrian Center on April 16th and was a great success. We were blessed with the most beautiful weather one could possibly wish for! There were a total of 50 rides, which included 8 Western Dressage tests. Big thanks go out to Leslie Burket for scribing, Brett Fisher for being our ring steward, scorers: Mindy Baumann, Deb Porter, Nancy Rosse and Libbie South; runner: Katharine Baumann, Paula Briney and her staff for ring set-up and tear-down, Pinky Noll for making an emergency run for show ribbons, Teresa Litchfield, who helped me organize the rides and, of course, Tower Hill for providing the beautiful venue! It appeared all competitors had a wonderful time.

The 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-day Event just concluded and the winner for the second consecutive year is Michael Jung and Fischerrocana FST. What an amazing pair! The three disciplines of this competition include Dressage, Cross-Country and the Jumping test. It would be nice to hear from some of you lucky folks who were able to attend this event. I’d love to hear about your experience of Rolex at the Kentucky Horse Park!

For many the month of May will kick off the beginning of horse show season. I wish everyone a safe and successful year! Check out our upcoming clinic and send in your application to ride with highest ranking FEI judge, Lilo Fore.

Lilo Fore was originally from Germany, growing up just outside Dusseldorf. Her dressage journey began at age four when she saw her first horse and from that time on she knew horses would dominate her life. Lilo moved to the USA in 1971 where she bought a broken three year old American Thoroughbred called Dionysus for $1. Fore trained the horse so well that he went on to be US “Horse of the Year” at every national level. Lilo’s career has spanned over thirty years and has included breeding, competing, training, coaching and judging. She was shortlisted for the USET in 1976 and is currently a FEI 5* dressage judge. In that role she has been a member of the Ground Jury for numerous international competitions such as this year’s World Cup final in Las Vegas, the Pan American Games, and the World Equestrian Games including Normandy last year. We are excited to have Lilo judging our upcoming Classic shows in June and giving a two-day clinic following.

That's a wrap for now. Looking forward to seeing you all at the shows!

Judy Nordstrom
President, CenterLine Dressage