Congratulations to Jessica Jo Tate, longtime High Performance dressage rider and trainer, and Richard Malmgrem director of sales, marketing, and photography at Hassler Dressage. Malmgrem a native of Sweden has been with the Hasslers’ since 1996 where he came from Flyinge Sweden’s National Stud. After completing his degree in the United States in business management and marketing Malmgrem’s passion for the Hassler Young Horse Dressage Trainers’ Symposium is where his passion for one of America’s top young horse trainers and FEI competitors, “JJ” Tate flourished. Tate was born and raised in Wisconsin, and has represented the United States at World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, Germany, and has continued to be a strong presence in the Markel/US National Young Horse Championships. Tate was also a reality TV star in the highly acclaimed The Search for America's Next Equestrian Star: Dressage, produced by Robert Dover and Karin Offield. After a brief honeymoon the couple will reside in Wellington just in time for the busy winter season of 2012 about to begin returning to Chesapeake City MD, where Tate guides her "Team Tate" Dressage at Riveredge West, the location for Hassler Dressage where Malmgrem has been a longtime employee.
Congratulations Richard and JJ, you look beautiful!