Global Dressage forum


The Global Dressage Forum (GDF) will start a new formula in 2018. It will be an internal seminar for stakeholders, clubs, organisations and committed individuals in the dressage world during CHIO Aachen. FEI and CHIO Aachen are supporting the organisation. Participants will be invited by the Global Dressage Foundation. The theme of the GDF will be: ‘improving the communication between the stakeholders in dressage with the goal to improve and promote dressage together in a better way’.

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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. GDF AKEN18M1740

 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 GDF secretariat will invite the club members and stakeholders in the dressage world, such as IDRC, IDTC,IDOC, AIDEO, EEF Dressage Working Group, FEI Dressage Committee, Chef d’équipes and a selection of horse owners. The secretariat of the GDF will be responsible for the organisation in close cooperation with the CHIO Aachen. The second GDF AKEN18M1526GDF Stakeholder meeting will take place on Friday 19th July 2019 from 13.00 hr. during the CHIO Aachen in the Tivoli lounge of Eurogress Aachen. Discussion leader will be Richard Davison. Email address of the GDF is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 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).