International dressage star Lisa Wilcox has spent the past 12 years riding and training some of the most talented prospects in Europe, but according to dressagedaily.com she plans to return to the United States in March.
Wilcox, 39, rode on two American teams while abroad, first at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (team silver medal) and then at the 2004 Olympics (team bronze medal), aboard the Gestut Vorwerk\’s Oldenburg stallion Relevant. In 2003 she also rode Relevant to the individual silver medal in the Open European Championships and was the Chronicle\’s Dressage Horseman of the Year.
She also won multiple Oldenburg Regional Championships and took the Bundeschampionate aboard Royal Diamond while living in Germany.
Wilcox left Gestut Vorwerk in December 2004 for Dr. Samuel Schatzmann\’s private Swiss dressage stable in Oftringen, near Zurich.
She intends to move to Florida and set up a small training operation with her sister, Stephanie, and her long-time friend and manager Cindy Snowden. She\’ll resume the ride on Snowden\’s Dolomit.