Anne Gribbons (2013)
In recognition of her accomplishments and devotion to advance the sport of dressage in the U.S. From representing the United States as a member of the silver medal team at the 1995 Pan American Games to her invaluable involvement in the creation of the American Dressage Pipeline, and her tenure as the Dressage National Coach, she has always been a strong advocate for dressage in the U.S.
If I were to read out loud all of the committees, sub committees and task forces our next honoree has been on, we could be here all night. She has been on, by my count, at least over twenty USEF and USDF committees and two FEI Committees and this is just a start. Anne Gribbons' commitment to everything dressage is truly legendary.
The committees she has sat on are varied and range from USDF All Breeds to the FEI Dressage Committee.
In addition, she was the representative to the Swedish Warmblood Association for seven years and a past Chairman of the American Trakehner Association Exhibition Committee. The list goes on and on. Few have been so generous with their time. She was the moving force behind the first Junior National Team Championships.
Of course, I am sure everyone in this room is aware of her most recent accomplishments as the Technical Advisor for Dressage - also known as "Coach". More than just the medals however, she has left a legacy