During my 13 year employment at the USEF (US Equestrian Federation) I had the opportunity to work with FEI dressage rider Catherine Haddad entering her in many European dressage competitions and she was gracious enough to invite me to her wedding celebration at the USET Headquarters in Gladstone NJ this past Saturday evening.  

Ironically, Germany-based Catherine married a prominent equine veterinarian, Dr. Greg Staller of Running S in Califon, NJ. The couple met last year during the selection trials for the World Equestrian Games held at the USET.  He is known for his talents in treating elite equine athletes, many of which are Grand Prix dressage horses.

A more meaningful and better venue could not have been selected.  The historic and aesthetically-pleasing stable glowed with good cheer for the newly weds. An exceptionally long table made up of smaller tables was set up in the center aisle to seat the guests.  Live music and a comedian provided fun entertainment. 

Congratulations to both Catherine and Dr. Staller - well done!