2016 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Selected

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

                  Lexington, KY (May 5, 2015) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2016 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak and supported by Merial.

Region 1 (September 16-18) at the Senator Martin Center, Williamston, NC

Region 2 (September 22-25) at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, IL                                    

Region 3 (October 14-16) at the Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA     

Region 4 (September 8-11) at the North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, IA                       

Region 5 (September 15-18) at the Stanley Park Fair Grounds, Estes Park, CO

Region 6 (September 15-18) at Donida Farm, Auburn, WA

Region 7 (September 29-October 1) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA                

Region 8 (September 22-25) at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY                                             

Region 9 (October 13-16) at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX

  These championships recognize 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.  Additionally, the top amateur and open riders at each of the championships, who have submitted a declaration of intent, and completed all other requirements, will receive an invitation to compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan. 

Kathy Sedlak of Great American Insurance Group added, ?Our role as title sponsor of the regional and breeders championships has afforded a great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding individuals and the sport of dressage.?

            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 or the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF competitions department at regchamps@usdf.org.  

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.