Lilo Fore Retires as FEI 5* Dressage Judge

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:00
American Dressage News

American Liselotte "Lilo" Fore has been officially retired as an FEI 5* dressage judge. Fore was honoured in a special retirement ceremony at the 2016 CDI-W Devon on 1 October 2016.

Fore was one of four American judges with the 5* status, which has always been better know as the O-status (eligible to judge at the Olympics), alongside Gary Rockwell, Anne Gribbons, and Linda Zang.

German born Lilo is originally from Dusseldorf and emigrated to the United States in 1971. She is based in Santa Rosa, California, where she has been running the SportHorse America training center since 1989.

She is a founding member of the USDF Instructor Certification Program, became a 4* judge in 2009 and a 5* judge in July 2013. She has officiated on the ground jury for top events such as the 2015 World Cup Finals, Pan American Games and World Young Horse Championships as well as the 2014 World Equestrian Games and

Born in 1944, Fore turns 72 years old on 19 December 2016. She has received the two possible annual extensions beyond the FEI's mandatory retirement age of 70.

"I have many different positions. I love teaching and I love judging, none of that will change. I am too young to quit and I still will do
both and hope that once in awhile I will still get to spend time with
friends I have gained in my unbelievable judge’s life," Fore told Dressage-News.

Photo © Astrid Appels

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