Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the live auction benefit fundraiser taking place during the World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, NC, on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018, at the Parker-Binns vineyard near the Tryon International Equestrian Center which is the host site of the WEG!
We are very pleased to announce that the auction's honorary chair is longtime dressage and Trakehner enthusiast Anne Gribbons. In addition to being a charter member of the American Trakehner Association, Anne is a world renowned FEI "O" 5 star judge, former U.S. Olympic coach, and is President of the Ground Jury for the 2018 WEG. Anne has had the unique experience of living the trajectory of the evolution of dressage in the United States. A native of Sweden, Anne has been active in the U.S. dressage scene since 1972, when dressage in this country was in its infancy. She has trained and shown 16 of her own horses to Grand Prix, 9 of which were long listed for the U.S. Equestrian Team, and was a member of the U.S. silver-medal-winning team at the 1995 Pan Am Games. She developed the USEF educational pipeline and guided U.S. riders through the World Equestrian Games, the Pan American Games, and the London Olympics. She freely shares her experiences and guidance in clinics, lectures, books, and in her popular column in The Chronicle of the Horse.