ShowChic’s ShopTalk will be hosting Robert Dover, the most renowned dressage rider in America, on Wednesday April 2nd, 2014. Everyone’s invited to spend the evening at ShowChic in Wellington, Florida chatting with Dover about his extraordinary achievements and great love for the sport of dressage.Six-time Olympian Robert Dover has been devoted to dressage for nearly four decades. Besides representing the United States in the Olympics six times in a row, Dover has ridden on four World Championship Teams and in seven World Cups. His impressive riding career also includes wins such as the Aachen Grand Prix in Germany in 1987, where Dover came in first even against the six-time Olympic gold medalist Dr. Reiner Klimke. In 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004, Dover helped the United States Olympic team bring home four consecutive bronze medals. Dover was the captain of all six of the Olympic teams that he was a part of.
He humbly stated “It is truly an honor for me to represent my teammates on the dressage, eventing and jumping squads as Olympic Team Captain. The USET riders here are all conducting ourselves as teammates should, and I am truly proud to serve as our Captain.” Dover was named “Male Equestrian of the Year” by the United States Olympic Committee in 1994.
Dover retired from competitive dressage in 2008, but is still extremely active in the equestrian world. His love for dressage feeds his deep desire to see the future of the sport flourish in the United States. Currently, Dover serves as the Chef D’Equipe and Technical Adviser of the United States Dressage Team. Dover gives many clinics all over the world and has served on several USEF Committees. He stated “My desire is to work with the riders, their personal trainers, and our National Coaches, to create an incredibly strong pipeline— a true machine— from our juniors on ponies through our young riders and horses and developing combinations, up to our elite international athletes, so that Americans may stand atop the medal podiums around the world at all divisions.”
ShowChic is eager to host Robert Dover as a speaker at ShopTalk on April 2nd. The audience can look forward to a casual evening of getting to know Dover and hearing what he got out of the dressage community as well as what he’s giving back to it. ShowChic, an upscale dressage fashion boutique, enjoys hosting these ShopTalk events to encourage further learning and growth in the dressage world. The Wellington-based boutique offers riding apparel that is at the height of fashion, as well as gifts and accessories. Products include breeches, show coats, stock ties, shirts, helmets, jewelry, and many other items.
To learn more about ShowChic Dressage or ShopTalk, visit www.showchicdressage.com or call 561-319-2121.