USDF Announces 2010 Adequan/USDF National Symposium Focused on Riding New 2011 Dressage Tests

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 29, 2010

          Lexington, KY (July 29, 2010) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to welcome featured presenters Gary Rockwell and Lilo Fore to the 2010 Adequan/USDF National Symposium.  The symposium will take place December 4-5, 2010 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, FL.  The theme for this year's symposium will be "Cross the Bridge from Training to Showing" and will focus on learning to ride the new tests with the featured presenters. 
          Lilo Fore is an FEI "I" Judge and began her judging career in 1974.  In addition to judging, she owns a successful dressage training facility located in Santa Rosa, CA, and helped to develop the USDF Instructor Certification Program.  Lilo's students have gone on to become successful professionals and horses bred by her have earned Grand Champion and Champion awards in breed shows in both the US and Canada.  Throughout her career, Lilo has remained involved in many educational projects including hosting clinics all over the US and South America. 
          As a member of the United States Equestrian Team, Gary Rockwell represented the US in competition throughout Europe.  He and his Danish mare "Suna" won a Team Silver medal at CHIO Rotterdam in 1993 and a Team Bronze at the 1994 World Championships at The Hague, Netherlands.  As a USEF judge for more than 25 years, he officiated at many regional finals and national championships.  As an FEI judge, he officiated at North American Young Rider Championships, FEI Challenge Tours, World Cup Finals, European Championships, and the 2008 Olympic Games.  Gary currently lives in Wellington, FL and travels to teach, train and judge.
          "USDF is excited to have Lilo and Gary on board for our Symposium.  Together, they will bring a wealth of knowledge, both from the judges' and instructors' perspective, as they help our members understand the new tests," stated Katherine Robertson, Senior Coordinator of Education Programs.
            For more information on the 2010 Adequan/USDF National Convention and Symposium visit the USDF Web site at or contact the USDF office at   

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