USDF Region 1 CBLM Championships

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The Col Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships (CBLM) were founded in 1983 by Dr. Samuel Barish, a past president of USDF, for the purpose of stimulating dressage competition at the USEF Levels. Later the FEI and Musical Freestyle divisions were added to the competition. The CBLM Championships served as the basis for the USEF/USDF GAIG Regional Championship program. These Championships are open to both US citizens and foreign riders; the rider just has to be a member of a participating USDF GMO at the time of qualification.

2010 marked another change in the CBLM format with the creation of a new managerial format and the creation of the CBLM, LLC. This change has several managerial advantages:

  • It allows the CBLM to operate as a legal entity and have a bank account.
  • It facilitates the collection of CBLM dues from participating GMOs and shows which are used as competitor awards.
  • It will help attract sponsors as we are now able to provide regional advertising promotion to them.
  • It assures that the CBLM Championship show will be presented in a consistently uniform fashion with an enhanced championship experience for the competitors.


  • The show is open to all horse/rider combinations who are members of a participating GMO.
  • Horse/rider combinations qualify by receiving qualifying scores in designated CBLM qualifying classes at participating shows.
  • The rider is responsible for submitting a Qualification Form (available at as soon as possible after receiving the score. The Qualifying Form is sent to the CBLM President, Bettina Longaker. No rider may enter the CBLM Championship show until their Qualifying Form has been received by Bettina.

Rules and Qualifying Scores

A complete list of updated rules and qualifying scores for each level can be found on

Championship Show

The 2019 CBLM Championships will be hosted by VADA Oct 10-13, 2019 at the Virginia Horse Center, in Lexington, Va

Show information can be found at

Participating Organizations:
A complete list of participating organizations can be found on the CBLM website.