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Competitions & Championship Programs

US Dressage Finals
The 2013 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, will be held on November 7-10, 2013 at the Kentucky Horse Park. It will be the first head-to-head competition in Dressage showcasing Adult Amateur and Open riders at Training through GP levels, who are US citizens. The event will include an Open Division at Training through Grand Prix levels and all Freestyles, as well as an Adult Amateur Division with Training through Grand Prix. Learn more

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships
The Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships program is designed to promote and recognize the pursuit of excellence by providing a showcase venue for riders within each of the nine USDF regions. Learn more

North American Juniors and Young Riders' Championships
The North American Junior and Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC) is the premier competition for the Young Riders, in the Olympic equestrian disciplines of Eventing, Dressage, and Show Jumping. Learn more

Sport Horse Competitions and Related Information
Information on The Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series (USDFBC), Dressage Sport Horse Breeding, Materiale, and Sport Horse Seminars and Handlers Clinics. See USDFBC Rules, Sport Horse Education Calendar, Breeder's Championship Competitions & Results, and/or USDFBC Finals Qualified Horses.

USDF Youth Regional Team Competitions
These competitions may be hosted in each of the nine USDF regions and are open to anyone age 21 and under riding between Introductory Level and Grand Prix. Each competition features an educational component, along with riders competing on teams and much more fun and excitement. Learn more

USDF Adult Team Competitions
This program provides an opportunity for adults to compete in a team-like atmosphere. The competition will encourage camaraderie and support for adults competing at any level. Learn more

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders Championship Series presented by SmartPak
The Great American/USDF Breeders Championship Series program is designed to promote breeders and showcase quality sport horses. Learn more

USDF Dressage Seat Equitation
The purpose of the Dressage Seat Medal (DSM) Program is to promote and reward correct seat, position and use of aids in dressage for junior riders. Learn more

Musical Freestyle
Dressage Musical Freestyle combines the elegance and beauty as well as the power and strength of the horse with the stirring impact of music. Movements and figures are choreographed to meet the technical requirements of the particular level with carefully chosen music that highlights the horse/rider combination. Musical Freestyles are entertaining and offer great audience appeal. The tests are offered from First to Fourth levels through the USDF and at Prix St. Georges for Young Riders, Intermediate I and Grand Prix through the FEI. Learn more

Pas de Deux
Pas de Deux combines the elegance and impact of dressage musical freestyle with the added element of two horses and riders performing together. Movements and figures are choreographed to meet the technical requirements of the particular level with music chosen to highlight the pair. Pas de Deux has great spectator and audience appeal due to the increased dynamic of two horses and riders dancing in the arena. Learn more

Quadrille
Quadrille is most simply defined as team riding. The most famous, readily identifiable quadrilles are those of the Spanish Riding School, the Cadre Noir and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Learn more