A native of Colombia, Cesar Torrente is an international dressage judge and an FEI level dressage competitor. He is the first judge to be promoted through the new FEI educational system to 4*. Cesar has had the honor of standing on medal podium to receive the team gold medal two times in the Central American Games. He also won many gold, bronze and silver medals in Bolivarian and Central American and Caribbean Games.
He is a corporate and arbitration lawyer by profession and despite traveling the globe to judge worldwide, he maintains the precarious balance between his career and his passion for horses with apparent ease. He is known in the dressage world as a €œrider ™s judgeâ, because he knows what it is like to be in the judges box, as well as the sandbox we call the dressage ring. Best of all, Cesar exudes warmth and is most often found with a smile on his face.
- As a 4* judge, Cesar Judges extensively in the USA, Canada, Central and South America. He is also seen in Europe and the Pacific.
- In November 2012, Cesar successfully took his exam in Stuttgart Germany, to be promoted as a 3* judge.
- In December 2016, Cesar passed his exam in Salzburg, Austria, to be promoted as a 4* judge. Since January 1st, 2017, he is the first 2* judge promoted to 4* under the new FEI educational system.
- He first did shadow judgings and sit ins in Wellington, Compiegne and Saumur and then he traveled around the world to Korea for his first exam to become an FEI 2* Judge.
Cesar started judging on Colombian national shows since 1980, after a Dressage Judges Seminar with 5 times Olympic Judge Mr. Jaap Pot. With all that experience in judging, having taken numerous Judges Seminar for decades and with his many years competing internationally at the FEI levels, in 2010, Cesar decided to start his international career as an FEI judge.
Cesar started riding at the age of 12 and rode his first grand prix before he turned 20. Since then he has ridden and trained horses up to Grand Prix level and has been the Colombian National Champion at all levels over several years. Cesar has successfully competed in 3 Pan Am Games and 2 Central American Games. In 2010, he earned a Team Gold Medal at the South American Games held in Colombia and a 2nd Team Gold Medal at the Central American Games held in Puerto Rico.
He does not compete internationally anymore due to his commitments as an FEI judge.
As an active rider and a well-decorated competitor, Cesar has a great compassion for the riders who show under him and always makes an effort to provide value comments that will help riders improve their scores and enjoy their journey in the world of competitive dressage.