2013 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Announced

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

          Lexington, KY (May 8, 2012) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced the dates and locations for the 2013 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak and supported by Merial, for each of USDF's nine regions.

Region 1 (October 17-20) at Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA
Region 2 (September19-22) at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne IL    
Region 3 (October11-13) at Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA   
Region 4 (October 11-13) at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, MO  
Region 5 September19-22) at Colorado Horse Park, Parker, CO
Region 6 (September19-22) at Donida Farms, Auburn, WA      
Region 7 (September19-22) at Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA   
Region 8 (September12-15) at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY    
Region 9 (October17-20) at Brazos County Expo in Bryan, TX

          These championships recognize, through the long-standing support of title sponsor Great American Insurance Group, the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors in their respective regions.  Kathy Stringer of Great American Insurance Group added, "By being the title sponsor, we are able to help USDF showcase these commendable individuals and provide them with the recognition they so greatly deserve."
            Competitors qualify for Great American/USDF Regional Championships by competing in designated qualifying classes throughout the year at USDF-recognized competitions.  For more information on the Regional Championship program, visit the USDF website or contact the USDF sport programs department.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.