"It is a dream come true. My hopes have been fulfilled," said FEI Dressage Committee chairwoman Mariette Withages in her closing speech at the first FEI Freestyle Forum hosted by Performance Sales International (PSI) in Ankum, Germany, February 1-2, 2005.
The 2005 FEI/PSI Freestyle Forum was the first ever international conference on the rules, regulations and dimensions of the dressage freestyle. During this two-day meeting, trainers, riders, judges, and attendants discussed a wide range of aspects concerning the kur to music. To provide illustration for the debate, several renowned dressage riders gave a demonstration and 'sacrificed' themselves for public criticism on their technical riding skills as well as their choice in music and choreography.