SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —  The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group announced that prize money totaling over $240,000 will be awarded at the 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships. 

This prize money will be divided evenly among the nine regions and 35 divisions that are offered, allowing each region to present competitors with over $27,500 in prize money and awards. 

The Region 8 championships will take place during the NEDA Fall Dressage Festival, Sept. 19 to 22, in Saugerties, N.Y.

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The qualifying period started Aug. 28, 2018 and ends Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.

Champions in each region and division will receive $473 in prize money, an engraved silver tray, and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF.  Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $315 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 Sedlak, Great American Insurance Group Assistant Vice President of the Equine Division.

“We're so pleased that through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to see this program continue to grow and be so well received by USDF members,” added Stephan Hienzsch, USDF Executive Director.

For more information about the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF office at regchamps@usdf.org

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a non-profit 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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