2014 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Selected

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

          Lexington, KY (May 22, 2013) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2014 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak and supported by Merial.

Region 1 (October 2-5) at the Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, Williamston, NC
Region 2 (October 9-12) at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY    
Region 3 (October 16-19) at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, W. Palm Beach, FL 
Region 4 (September 5-7) at the North Iowa Fairgrounds, Mason City, IA  
Region 5 (September 18-21) at the Colorado Horse Park, Parker, CO
Region 6 (September 18-21) at the Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID     
Region 7 (September 25-28) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA   
Region 8 (September 18-21) at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY    
Region 9 (October 9-12) 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, will receive an invitation to compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, to be held November 6-9, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park. 
          Kathy Stringer 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, 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.