Cesar Hirsch, newly installed as president of the Pan American Equestrian Confederation, has set as a top priority upgrading Pan American Games dressage after another country with a team of mixed levels earned a reservation for Tokyo Olympics but fell short of meeting required scores at Grand Prix.
Cesar, 49 years old and from Venezuela who lives in Wellington, Florida, intends to set up group of riders, trainers, officials with knowledge of the Pan Ams and other stakeholders.
Thomas Baur, sports director of the Global Dressage Festival and working with several major shows in Europe who helped develop the current format to replace Small Tour only, is working with Cesar on the project.
Combinations representing about 12 nations typically compete at the winter-long Global circuit in Wellington.
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Article written by: By KENNETH J. BRADDICK