Lt Colonel Hans Moeller (2000)
In recognition of his seminal contributions to training of dressage judges and instruction of riders in United States. He organized the first dressage judges' forum and started the first program for systematic judge training in America, Lt. Col Moeller conducted clinics for riders throughout the US and was a leading judge at selection trials and national championships.
Born in a suburb of Vienna to a non-horsey family, Hans Moeller entered the military after high school and ended up in the horse-drawn artillery. From 1936 to 1938, he attended the Austrian Army's Institute for Riding Instructors near Vienna. There he became good friends with Hans Handler, a future director of the Spanish Riding School. Read more