September 26, 1946
Anne Gribbons is a native of Sweden who has been active in dressage in the U.S. since 1972. She has trained and shown over a dozen of her horses to Grand Prix, nine of which were USET long listed. A number of her students have competed at the FEI levels, and in 2001 her student of six years, Lesley Eden, was the individual and team Gold medalist at the North American Young Riders Championships.
Gribbons was a member of the U.S. team at the North American Championships in 1985 and the World Championships in 1986. In 1993 she spent a year on the European show circuit, competing in Dusseldorf, Schoten, Beek, Falsterbo, and Aachen. She finished seventh in the 1994 World Championship Trials on Leonardo II, who was also invited to the U.S. World Cup League Finals the same year. In 1995 she was a member of the Pan American Silver medal winning U.S. team on Metallic. Metallic, ridden by Robert Dover, was on the Atlanta Olympic Bronze medal winning U.S. team and was the 1996 USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year.
In addition to riding and training Gribbons serves the dressage community and many capacities: she was the North American Representative to the FEI World Cup Committee, 1994 - 1997, served for ten years on the USEF Board of Directors, and was elected to serve on the FEI Dressage Committee for four years, 2010-2013. She also served as Chef D'Equipe for U.S. team at the 2003 World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Sweden. In January of 2010 she began her role as USEF Dressage Technical Advisor. Since taking over the position, the U.S. team has done well under her guidance. At the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Steffen Peters and Ravel received Individual Bronze medals for the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle. The U.S. team won Team Gold and swept the individual medals at the 2011 Pan American Games.
In 2006 Gribbons was named the "Horseman of the Year" by the Chronicle of the Horse and was nominated by the FEI Dressage Committee for a promotion to an "Olympic" judge. Gribbons is also both a licensed USEF Senior Judge and an FEI Judge. She has officiated at numerous CDI's, Olympic and Pan American trials in the U.S., as well as at prestigious events in Europe such as the Stuttgart CHIO, CDI at s'Hertogenbosch Dressage, World Cup Finals in Dusseldorf in 2004, and in Las Vegas in 2007.
Along with husband David, Gribbons runs Knoll Dressage in Chuluota, FL.