The U.S. Dressage Federation has announced that Liselotte “Lilo” Fore will be inducted into the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame at the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet, during the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Lexington, Ky. Induction into the HOF is an honor bestowed on individuals and horses that have made outstanding contributions to dressage in the United States.
Fore has been synonymous with dressage in the United States as a competitor, breeder, trainer, instructor and judge for over 25 years. Originally from Germany, Fore started as a trainer in the United States in 1972, and she has developed horses and riders who have qualified for national and international championships.
She now bases her breeding and training operations at her farm, Sporthorse America, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Serving as an international judge since 1990, Fore held an FEI judge status as a three-star para-dressage judge and five-star dressage and young horse judge before her FEI retirement in 2016. She is also a U.S. Equestrian Federation S judge for dressage and young horse, and a USEF R dressage sport horse breeding judge.
Her judging assignments have included maybe CDI-Ws, and she has also been a member of the ground jury for multiple USET selection trials and for the Pan American Games, World Cup Finals, World Young Horse Championships and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (Ky.).
Fore’s involvement with USDF and USEF has proven instrumental in the development and promotion of dressage education in the United States. In addition to writing countless articles on dressage, she has served as the instructor for multiple USDF events, including the 2017 Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference, and continues to teach across the country. Fore was a founding member of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program and still serves as its co-chair, an examiner and instructor for the program, while also acting as an advisor to the USDF L Program Committee and serving on the USEF Dressage Sport and Licensed Officials Committees.
“The USDF is pleased to recognize Lilo with this honor,” USDF President George Williams said. “Her boundless energy, enthusiasm and lifelong dedication to dressage has made her a force within the world of dressage. Lilo’s impact is far reaching and involves many aspects of our sport.”