Increased Prize Money at Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Friday, February 04, 2011

            Lexington, KY (February 4, 2011) - 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 been announced for 2011 series.  In total, over $155,000 in prize money will be awarded in the 2011 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 $296 in prize money and an embroidered jacket and cooler both provided by SmartPak, Inc., official horse supplement feeding sponsor of USDF.  Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $197 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," stated 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 each year," 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 or contact the USDF office.

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