LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak.

Region 8 is scheduled to return to at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, N.Y., Sept. 19-22, 2019.

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. Additionally, the top amateur and open riders at each of the championships, who have submitted a declaration of intent, and completed all other requirements, will receive an invitation to compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan.

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Kathy Sedlak of Great American Insurance Group added, “Our role as title sponsor of the regional championships has afforded a great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding individuals and the sport of dressage.”

Competitors qualify for Great American/USDF Regional Championships by competing in designated qualifying classes throughout the year at USDF-recognized dressage competitions. For more information on the regional championship program, or the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org or contact regchamps@usdf.org.

The 2018 Region 8 Championships will also be held in Saugerties, Sept. 20 to 23. Riders have until Aug. 27 to qualify.

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.

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