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Clinician - Lilo Fore


Lilo Fore was originally from Germany, growing up just outside Dusseldorf. Her dressage journey began at age four when she saw her first horse and from that time on she knew horses would dominate her life. Lilo moved to the USA in 1971 where she bought a broken three year old American thoroughbred called Dionysus for $1. Fore trained the horse so well that he went on to be US “Horse of the Year” at every level. Lilo’s career has spanned over thirty years and has included breeding, competing, training, coaching and judging. She was shortlisted for the USET in 1976 and is currently a FEI 5* dressage judge. In that role she has been a member of the Ground Jury for numerous international competitions such as this year’s World Cup final in Las Vegas, Olympics, Pan American Games, and World Equestrian Games.



2016 Recap


Read what L.A. Chapter member, Morgan Gelbart, had to say about last year's CDS Southern Adult Amateur Clinic in Members & News.

2019 CDS Adult Amateur Clinic

March 8-10 

Shadow Ridge Equestrian Center in Highland, CA


L.A. Chapter will sponsor one Adult Amateur member. The rider will be selected by random drawing; entries are due February 22.


Representative Selection Process

Rider Requirements:

  • Must be a current member of L.A. Chapter

  • Must be able to compete as an Adult Amateur at USEF shows

  • Must have a healthy horse and be able to ride at training level minimally (walk, trot w/ proper diagnals, canter w/ proper leads, etc.).

  • Must be activily riding, demonstrated by current dressage lessons with horse for the past 6 months (present as "horse/rider team")

  • Must not have ridden in last years' clinic

  • Should be able to arrive on Friday for the evening “Meet and Greet” and participate in the clinic both days

Application Process

  1. Email information by 2/22:

    • One paragraph (3-4 sentances) biography of horse, including age, breed, level shown/riden, accomplishments

    • One paragraph biography of rider, including what rider wants to learn/goals, background on who rider trains/clinics with, and level of riding

  2. Recieve confirmation email


Rider will be chosen by drawing. The winner and two alternates' names will be chosen at the same time.


L.A. Chapter will pay for the lessons for one Adult Amateur to attend the clinic. All other expenses, such as stalls, shavings, transportation, hotel, and food will be the responsibility of the rider.


Clinic Rider Orientation

  • The clinic is organized over a three day period Friday evening through Sunday.

  • Riders should plan to arrive on Friday and allow enough time to get their horse settled in and comfortable with the surroundings.

  • The clinic officially begins with a mandatory meeting for the riders on Friday night.

  • A casual dinner is planned for Friday evening and is open to the riders and their grooms.

  • Riders are encouraged to bring a groom. Trainers are encouraged to attend and support their riders.

  • Riders will be introduced to the Clinician, and the Clinician will explain what to expect from the clinic and answer rider questions.

  • The schedule is handed out and all release forms are signed and collected. On the two riding days of the clinic, the riders are required to attend all portions of the clinic which may include attending discussion sessions during the day.



Good luck!

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