Liselotte (Lilo) Fore is the owner of "Sporthorse America" in Santa Rosa, California. Lilo is being honored with an Equus Award for playing a major role in raising the quality of Dressage training and horses to an international level in Sonoma County. She has offered as many as six Champion stallions at stud at one time, and received national and international awards for Dressage horses from her breeding program.
She grew up outside of Dusseldorf, Germany, where, at age four, she saw her first horse. Lilo says "...from that time on I knew that four legs, a mane and tail would be my life." She came to California in 1971 and bought, for one dollar, an injured three year old American Thoroughbred, Dionysus. Under her training, Dionysus not only healed; he became U.S. "Horse of the Year" in all national levels. She and Dionysus were selected for the USET short list in 1976. Dionysus was only the first in a succession of Lilo's many hard earned and on-going accomplishments over more than 30 years in Sonoma County. She is the winner of numerous national and international Horse of the Year awards for California, USDF and USET. Her judging credentials include: USEF "S" Judge, FEI "I" Judge and Sporthorse Breed Judge. She is among the founders and serves as chair of the USDF Instructor-Trainer Certification Program. She is continuously involved in many educational programs for Dressage trainers, teachers and judges throughout the United States.
Lilo will be availible for lessons:
- Thursday afternoon (11/23)
- Friday (11/24) all day
- Saturday (11/25) all day
- Sunday (11/26)morning before she heads to the airport.
Plenty of chances to get your ride in!
Lunch and snacks is included with rider fee ($190), auditors ($40 for full days) must register early to get lunch.