USEF/USDF GAIG Regional Championships

The Great American Insurance Group and USDF Regional Championships

The GAIG/USDF Regional Dressage Championships program is designed to promote and recognize the pursuit of excellence by providing a showcase venue for riders within each of the nine USDF regions. Riders can qualify for the Regional Championships by riding in designated qualifying classes at USDF recognized competitions. The Regional Championship competitions provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top horses and riders in their region. Details of The GAIG/USDF Regional Dressage Championships program can be found in the Program Rules accessible in the Competitions Handbook, USDF Member Guide and at usdf.org.

General Explanation

A single Regional Dressage Championship program organized by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), will be held in each of the nine USDF regions. In addition, Alaska and Hawaii may each hold state championships if an official request from a GMO is received by April 1 of the prior year.

The Regional Championships will be sponsored by the Great American Insurance Group, as the title sponsor.

Membership/Registration Requirements for Qualifying & Championships

Go to usdf.org for complete rules and other info. The Region I Championship will be hosted by VADA/NOVA Oct 15-18, 2015. Complete information and prizelist can be obtained at www.vadafallshow.info or www.horsecenter.org

Rider:

  • Must be a USDF Participating Member at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships.
  • Must be a USEF member (Junior Active, Senior Active or Life) at the time the qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships.

Horse:

  • Must be USDF Lifetime Registered (LTR) at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. Horse registration must be in the name(s) of the current owner(s) or lessee(s) of record. If a current lease recording is on file with USDF, the lessee is recognized as “owner” for all USDF membership requirements.
  • Must be USEF (Annual or Lifetime) recorded at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. Horse recording must be in the name(s) of the current owner(s) or lessee(s) of record.
  • A horse is not required to have registry papers.

Owner:

  • Must be a USDF member (Participating or Business) at the time the qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships.
  • Must be a USEF member (Junior Active, Senior Active or Life) at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships.
  • At least one owner must meet the USDF and USEF membership requirements.