Fruitful French Dinner-Debate on Freestyle to Music

Monday, April 13, 2009

The association Top Dressage Team and its partner the French Saddler Luc Childéric were delighted with the outcome of their dinner-debate held in the medieval village of Pérouges last Monday.
Organizing a gathering of over 60 dressage personnalities was quite a challenge! In the end the combination of guests were as diverse as Nadine Cochenet, Bernard Maurel and Alain Francqueville for the French Federation, Catherine Haddad as the International Dressage rider, French Grand Prix riders, International and French National judges, the concert pianist Mikhail Yurkov and French figure skating champion Christine Sesboué.  The informal evening was most constructive through various presentations and a lively debate which reinforced the artistic strengths present today in both the German and Dutch musical freestyles.  This will no doubt be an inspiration in the future for the French riders.
Following the success of this event, a new meeting on a national scale will soon take place which we will keep you updated on.

International Judge Bernard Maurel adressing to the guests of the dinner debate on the Freestyle to music in Perouge near Lyon, France