Regional Championships Competitors

USDF continues to follow and evaluate developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, all currently scheduled events are subject to change. Check back here for the most current information.

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).

Regional Championship Ownership Rule Update:
Effective for the 2019 regional championship program year, the horse owner must have a USDF Participating or Business Membership and a USEF membership (Active, Life, Recorded Farm with Active Farm Owner, Annual Farm/Business Recording or Life Farm/Business Recording). If the horse has more than one owner, at least one owner must have both active USEF membership and active USDF Participating or Business Membership and must be the owner of record with USEF and USDF. For a business or farm to be the valid owner under this requirement, it must be listed as an owner of the horse with both USEF and USDF.

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 8 - 11, 2020 – Lexington, VA

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Monday, September 14, 2020
Virginia Horse Center; Lexington, VA
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & September Dressage at Lamplight

September 17 - 20, 2020 – Wayne, IL

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to Monday, August 24, 2020
Lamplight Equestrian Center; Wayne, IL
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. and Ocala Fall Dressage 1

October 1 - 4, 2020 – Ocala, FL

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Monday, September 07, 2020
Florida Horse Park; Ocala, FL
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 4 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. & Autumn at the Arch

October 1 - 4, 2020 – Lake Saint Louis, MO

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 to Monday, September 07, 2020
National Equestrian Center; Lake St. Louis, MO
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 6 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & Cascade Dressage Festival

October 1 - 4, 2020 – Sherwood, OR

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to Monday, September 07, 2020
Devonwood Equestrian Center; Sherwood, OR
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 7 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation & CDS Championship Show

September 23 - 27, 2020 – Burbank, CA

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to Monday, August 31, 2020
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 17 - 20, 2020 – Saugerties, NY

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 to Monday, August 24, 2020
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 1 - 4, 2020 – Katy, TX

Qualifying Period
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Monday, September 07, 2020
Great Southwest Equestrian Center; Katy, TX
October 7-10 – Virginia Horse Center; Lexington, VA*
October 7-10 – Kentucky Horse Park; Lexington, KY*
October 8-10 – Georgia International Horse Park; Conyers, GA*
September 23-26 – Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center; Cumming, IA*
September 16-19 – HIPICO; Santa Fe, NM*
September 23-26 – Devonwood Equestrian Center; Sherwood, OR*
September 23-26 – Murieta Equestrian Center; Rancho Murieta, CA*
September 22-26 – HITS on the Hudson; Saugerties, NY*
October 7-10 – 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 & Virginia Dressage Association Fall Competition Region 2:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & September Dressage at Lamplight Region 3:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & Ocala Fall Dressage 1 Region 4:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 4 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & Autumn at the Arch Region 5:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 5 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & Rocky Mountain Dressage Society Championships & Open Show Region 6:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 6 Dressage Championships Licensed By United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & Cascade Dressage Festival
Prize List
Region 7:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 7 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation Inc. & CDS Championship Show Region 8:
Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Dressage Championships Licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. & HITS Dressage Open Show Region 9:
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

Horse/rider combinations who qualify through the nine GAIG/USDF Regional Championships, will have the opportunity to compete on the national stage at the 2020 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan. It will be a head-to-head competition in Dressage showcasing Adult Amateur and Open riders at Training through GP levels. The event will include the Open and Adult Amateur Divisions at Training through Grand Prix levels and all Freestyles.

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.