Edgar Hotz (2007)

Edgar HotzIn recognition of his tireless devotion to and passion for improving the quality of dressage judging in the U.S. Edgar Hotz helped create and lay the foundation for the USDF L Education Program for Judge Training, and served as a distinguished faculty member. Mr. Hotz officiated at virtually all of the prestigious FEI-level competitions in the U.S. His efforts have had a lasting impact on an entire generation of U.S. dressage judges and riders.

Induction Speech:

Edgar was a giant among U.S. judges. He officiated at virtually all of the prestigious FEI level competitions in this country over a thirty year period, including Olympic Selection Trials, World Cup Finals, Olympic Festivals, North American Young Riders' Championships, and CDI's. He was an FEI "I", AHSA "S", and Canadian "S" judge who was very active in both the dressage, and dressage sport horse breeding divisions. His love for the horse and compassion for the rider gave him a sense of fair play that made him an immensely popular judge and a well-respected horseman. Read more