2012 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Announced

The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced the dates and locations for the 2012 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak:

USDF Region 1 (November 1-4) at Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston, NC,

USDF Region 2 (October 11-14) at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY,

USDF Region 3 (October 4-7) at Chattahoochee Hill-Bouchert Farm in Fairburn, GA,

USDF Region 4 (September 7-9) at North Iowa Fairgrounds in Mason City, IA,

USDF Region 5 (October 5-7) at Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan, UT,

USDF Region 6 (September 20-23) at DevonWood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR,

USDF Region 7 (October 4-7) at Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA,

USDF Region 8 (September 11-16) at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY, and

USDF Region 9 (November 1-4) at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in 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. Kathy Stringer of Great American Insurance Group added, “By being the title sponsor, we are able to help USDF showcase these commendable individuals and provide them with the recognition they so greatly deserve.”

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, visit the USDF website http://www.usdf.org/competitions/competitions-championships/regionals/index.asp 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, e-mail usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.