Mr Götz Weber Stephan (GER), Official FEI Judge in Dressage passed away
on 27 December, aged 60, of an apparant heart attack while teaching at his home stable. Mr Weber-Stephan became FEI Candidate Judge in 1984 and International Judge in 1990. He was awarded the Official status in 1996. He came from a family very involved with horses and was himself an active rider up to S level. Very dynamic judge at the international level, he was one of the faithful judges of the FEI Challenge Development Series for more than 10 years.
A familiar face to American dressage as well, Mr. Weber-Stephan is shown here at the 1997 North American Young Riders' Championships, and has been in America for several CDI's.