Regional Championship Competitors

The Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships program is designed to promote and recognize the pursuit of excellence by providing a showcase competition that meets established quality standards for riders within each of the nine USDF regions. Riders can qualify for the Regional Championships by riding in designated qualifying classes at USDF recognized competitions. The Regional Championship competitions provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top horses and riders in their region.

USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program:
The USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program recognizes adult amateurs competing in equitation and promotes correct seat, position, and use of the aids in dressage. An Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class will be held in conjunction with each of the nine USDF Regional Dressage Championships. Adult Amateurs wishing to qualify to compete in an Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final may qualify to do so by earning a 70%, or higher in any Dressage Seat Equitation class (except walk-trot) or by qualifying for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships (freestyles exempt).

Starting at the 2023 Great American/USDF Regional Championships, Freestyle Championship classes at First, Second, Third, Fourth, Intermediate I, and Grand Prix levels will be separated into two classes: an open/junior/young rider class and an adult amateur class. Please email regchamps@usdf.org with any questions!

Competitor Quick Instructions for Award Ceremonies at Regional Championships

To qualify for a Regional Championship, horse/rider combinations must earn a total of two qualifying scores at two different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Dressage Competitions, from two different judges. For more information, please become familiar with all of the program rules.

USDF will presume qualified horse/rider combinations will compete in the region in which the rider resides as determined by the address associated with the rider’s membership information on file as of July 1. Riders are NOT required to be a resident of the region to compete in that region’s championship. Riders, who wish to compete at Regional Championships in a region other than their region of residence, must submit a Change of Region Form, and $25 processing fee if done prior to July 1

Be sure to review your official USDF Score Check!

Great American Insurance Group/ United States Dressage Federation Region 1 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. & Virginia Dressage Association Fall Competition

October 10 - 13, 2024 – Lexington, VA

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to Monday, September 16, 2024
Virginia Horse Center; Lexington, VA
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Championships and KDA Fall Classic I

September 12 - 15, 2024 – Lexington, KY

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 to Monday, August 19, 2024
Kentucky Horse Park; Lexington, KY
Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. and World Equestrian Center September Dressage

September 19 - 22, 2024 – Ocala, FL

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to Monday, August 26, 2024
World Equestrian Center Ocala; Ocala, FL
Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 4 Dressage Championships and Autumn at the Arch

October 10 - 13, 2024 – Lake Saint Louis, MO

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to Monday, September 16, 2024
The National Equestrain Center; Lake St. Louis, MO
Great American/USDF Region 5 Championships, Rocky Mountain Dressage Society Championships and Open Show

September 19 - 22, 2024 – Parker, CO

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to Monday, August 26, 2024
Colorado Horse Park; Parker, CO
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 6 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & Cascade Dressage Festival

October 3 - 6, 2024 – Sherwood, OR

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to Monday, September 9, 2024
DevonWood Equestrian Centre; Sherwood, OR
Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 7 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. & CDS Championship Show

September 26 - 29, 2024 – Burbank, CA

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 to Monday, September 2, 2024
Los Angeles Equestrian Center; Burbank, CA
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. & HITS Open Dressage

September 19 - 22, 2024 – Saugerties, NY

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 29, 2023 to Monday, August 26, 2024
HITS on the Hudson; Saugerties, NY
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 9 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation Inc & Southwest Dressage Championships & Hds Autumn Classic

October 3 - 6, 2024 – Katy, TX

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to Monday, September 9, 2024
Great Southwest Equestrian Center; Katy, TX
* This information may be subject to change.
Region 1:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 1 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 2:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 3:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 4:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 4 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 5:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 5 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 6:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 6 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 7:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 7 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 8:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Region 9:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 9 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.

Horse/rider combinations who qualify through the nine Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships, will have the opportunity to compete on the national stage at the 2024 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan. It will be a head-to-head competition showcasing Adult Amateur and Open riders at Training through Grand Prix and Junior/Young Riders at Training through Fourth Level.

Champions and Reserve Champions who have achieved a minimum score, and filed a "Declaration of Intent" will be eligible to compete. "Wild Card" invitations are also available to high-scoring competitors in the Regional Championships who are not otherwise eligible.


Sponsors

USDF is pleased to have the continued support of Great American Insurance Group as the title sponsor of the regional dressage championship program.

Great American is one of the world’s leading providers of equine mortality insurance and related coverages in addition to offering a full line of property and casualty products for the equestrian community through its equine farm center. Serving customers since 1872, Great American Insurance Company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. To learn more about Great American, visit here.

Thank you to SmartPak, presenting sponsor of the regional championships. The patented SmartPak supplement feeding system gives horse owners peace of mind with its pre-measured dosages for each horse. To learn more about SmartPak or to shop their products, visit here.

Thank you Platinum Performance, supporting sponsor of the regional championships. Platinum Performance is committed to making sure that equine veterinarians, horse owners and trainers have the nutritional tools and information needed to benefit from cutting edge equine nutrition and supplementation. To learn more about Platinum Performance, visit here.

Thank you LeMieux, supporting sponsor of the regional championships.  LeMieux is globally recognized for its outstanding technical horse and rider wear, with a focus on style.  To learn more about LeMieux or shop their full catalog of product lines and offerings, visit here.