Axel Steiner & Jane Savoie Into Roemer Foundation/US Dressage Federation Hall of Fame
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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, June 28, 2019–Retired 5* judge Axel Steiner and Jane Savoie, an American team rider and prolific author and producer of dressage coaching books and videos, will be inducted into the Roemer Foundation/U.S, Dressage Federation Hall of Fame.
The USDF announced Friday the two will be recognized at its annual convention in Savannah, Georgia Dec. 4-7.
Axel Steiner of San Marcos, California moved from Germany to the U.S. in 1961 to join the Air Force. He was the first American judge to attain the FEI 5* classication and judged at Olympics and international championships. He was a founder and was involved in USDF and its programs to develop the sport. He retired from judging in 2014 after reaching what was then the mandatory retirement age but remained active judging at national competitions and is a popular commmentator of streaming dressage events.
Jane Savoie, based in Wellington, Florida, was a member of United States teams. She became well known as a coach, writer and motivational speaker, with the production of several books and videos that were translated into numerous languages and distributed around the world. Jane was the lead instructor of the USDF Adult Clinic Series in 2007-2008, as well as serving as instructor for numerous USDF University events. She is also an accomplished ballroom dancer.