Noted scientists including Professor John Webster, one of the initiators of the Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare and Professor Emeritus Bristol University, will discuss the question ‘What can science tell us about dressage, welfare and our sport? Representative of the FEI will also review recent developments, future rule changes and current policy regarding dressage. Additional details about the programme will be published shortly.
The Global Dressage Forum (GDF) developed a new formula in 2018 when it became a stakeholder meeting for active riders, trainers, judges, officials and invited insiders. The meeting took place during the CHIO Aachen. This turned out to be a quite successful initiative and thus a second stakeholder meeting will take place on Friday July 19th during CHIO Aachen. FEI and CHIO Aachen are also supporters of this meeting.
The CHIO Aachen has kindly offered its support and hospitality and The Global Dressage Foundation has agreed to organise and sponsor this new initiative. The board members of the GDFoundation are: HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark (President), Ms Juliano (USA), Mrs Winter-Schulze (DE), Dr Bechtolsheimer (GBR), Mr Kasselmann (DE), Mr R. Davison (GBR) and Mr. Bartels (NL).