Lexington, Ky. – The United States Dressage Federation’s (USDF) prestigious US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan kick off tomorrow at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park. From November 7-10, top dressage competitors from across the country will compete on a national stage, in an event that showcases adult amateurs and open division competitors from Training Level through Grand Prix.
More than 340 entries from 36 states and the District of Columbia will represent all nine of the USDF regions at the seventh annual event. Vying for national titles, competitors will head down centerline competing for $100,000 in prize money across 30 different divisions.
Riders can cheer on their fellow regional members as they compete for the Fifth Annual Regions Cup Team Competition. With a regional team of three athlete/horse combinations representing each USDF region, competitors can show their regional pride and compete for bragging rights as the top-scoring eligible open and adult amateur athlete/horse combination from Training/First Level and FEI-level Regional Championship classes. The winning team is determined by averaging the highest final scores achieved by each athlete/horse combination in their respective US Dressage Finals class.
Competitors can also compete for one of the High Score Breed Awards at the US Dressage Finals. Each participating breed organization offers four awards, two awards for high score adult amateur riders and two awards for high score open riders. The following US Equestrian recognized affiliates participate in the High Score Breed Awards (in alphabetical order):
American Connemara Pony Society
American Morgan Horse Association
American Saddlebred Horse Association
Arabian Horse Association
International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association
How to Watch
USEF Network will stream live coverage of the 2019 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan beginning at 2:17 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 7.
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