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FEI youth dressage clinic

Lilo Fore

Retired FEI 5* Judge

November 5-6, 2022

Peridot equestrian center

san marcos, California



Lilo Fore has been synonymous with dressage in the United States as a competitor, breeder, trainer, instructor, and judge for many decades. Originally from Germany, Lilo started as a trainer in the US in 1971 and has developed horses and riders who have qualified for National and International Championships. She bases her training operation, Sporthorse America, in Santa Rosa, California. 

Lilo Fore has been the winner of numerous national and international Horse of the Year awards for USDF, USEF, and USET.

Her judging credentials include USEF “S” Judge (with both the Freestyle and Young Horse Designation, retired FEI 5*Judge, a member of the FEI Judges Supervising Panel, and a Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge for 4 decades. Lilo Fore has also been a member of the Ground Jury for multiple USET selection trials for the Olympics, the Pan-American Games, World Cup Finals, the World Young Horse Championships, and the World Equestrian Games.

Lilo is a founder of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program and is a current member of its faculty. She is continuously involved in many educational programs for Dressage trainers, teachers, and judges throughout the United States.


In 2017, Lilo was inducted into the Römer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame.

To learn more about Lilo:

apply to ride OR AUDIT

The USDF FEI Youth Clinics Series is an educational opportunity for youth riders striving to compete at FEI levels. The goal of this series is to promote hardworking, talented youth riders who want to rise to the top of the discipline. These clinics are taught by top U.S. riders including George Williams and Anne Gribbons.

Each clinic includes two days of private lessons, theory sessions, and auditing. Riders must submit an online application and eight riders will be selected to participate.

Rider Criteria

Age: Riders between 14-21 years of age will be given priority. Riders ages 12-14 competing in FEI Pony or FEI Children classes may also apply. Consideration will be given to riders who are competing in U25 classes as space permits.

Membership: Riders must have a USDF Youth Participating or Life Membership. They must also have a USEF Active Competing Junior, Senior, or Life Membership.

Application and Video: Riders must submit an online application, a recent riding video within the past six (6) months, and $25 application fee on or before the posted deadline. The video must show the applicant riding a complete dressage test at the level the horse is currently schooling. The horse in the video must be the same horse listed on the clinic application. Riders who have declared as an FEI Junior, Young Rider, or Pony Rider should ride the respective Team test. Videos should be recorded from the end of the arena at A or C and the rider must not be too far away from the camera. If the selection committee cannot clearly see the horse and rider, the video will not be accepted. Do not submit a cell phone video.

Rider Fee

Rider registration is $300 (includes application fee). This includes two days of private lessons, auditing, lunch, and theory sessions. Stabling, hotel, and transportation are NOT included. Riders must participate in the entire clinic. Riding one day only is not allowed.

Applicants must submit their applications, along with a $25 non-refundable application fee, through the online form. If selected to ride in the clinic, you will be notified via email and the remaining balance of $275 will be due within 48 hours of notification.


  • We will  have an auditing opportunity at this clinic.

  • The number of guests who may accompany the riders may be limited. More information will follow.

  • We will provide a Saturday night dinner with the clinician.

  • Please be prepared to follow any and all rules set forth by the facility owner in regards to wearing facial coverings, maintaining proper social distancing, sanitizing, etc. This information is all subject to change.

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