Prize Money Announced for Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 26, 2018

Lexington, KY (January 26, 2018) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group are pleased to announce that prize money totaling over $180,000 will be awarded at the 2018 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships. This prize money will be divided evenly among the nine regions and 35 divisions that are offered, allowing each region to present competitors with over $20,000 in prize money and awards. Champions in each region and division will receive $350 in prize money, an engraved silver tray, and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF. Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $233 in prize money, along with a saddle pad provided by the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships.

“It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide recognition to these outstanding competitors through our sponsorship of the regional championship program,” stated Kathy Sedlak, Great American Insurance Group Assistant Vice President of the Equine Division.

“We're so pleased that through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to see this program continue to grow and be so well received by USDF members,” adds Stephan Hienzsch, USDF Executive Director.

The Great American/USDF Regional Championships are presented by SmartPak, and supported by Platinum Performance and Boehringer Ingelheim. For more information about the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, please visit the USDF website at, or contact the USDF office at

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