Increased Prize Money at Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 04, 2010

            Lexington, KY (March 4, 2010) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group are pleased to announce that prize money  for  the Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships has increased from 2009.    In total, over $154,000 in prize money will be awarded in the 2010 Great American/USDF Regional Championships, divided evenly among the nine regions and 35 divisions that are offered.  Champions in each region and division will receive $293 in prize money and an embroidered jacket and cooler both provided by Tuff Rider Inc., official horse clothing supplier of the USDF.  Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $196 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," agreed Kathy Stringer, Great American Insurance Group Marketing Director of the Equine Division, Ken Standlee, President of the Equine Division, and Jim Mitchell, Vice President of the Farm Division.
            "We're so pleased that through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to see this program expand and be able to provide more prize money and recognition for our competitors," adds Cindy Vimont, USDF Senior Director.
            For more information about the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, please visit the USDF Web site at www.usdf.org or contact the USDF office at regchamps@usdf.org

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