Region 2 USDF Convention

Hello Region 2!

It seems the months from September to December are just a whirlwind of activity, Regional Championships are now done and the US Dressage Finals are quickly approaching. On the heels of these two events of course is the USDF Annual Convention being held in our Region this year!

If you are headed to the convention this year, we are looking for volunteers to help the USDF with registration of all attending and at the various educational sessions. As a volunteer you will need to be available anywhere from 2 to 4 hours Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Volunteering for this does have perks so if you are interested please email or call me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 631-338-6340.

Kathy Grisolia
Region 2 Volunteer Coordinator

2018 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Selected

For Immediate Release
Monday, May 08, 2017

Lexington, KY (May 8, 2017) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2018 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak.

Dates and Locations*
Region 1 (October 11-14) at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA
Region 2 (October 11-14) at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
Region 3 (October 12-14) at the Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA
Region 4 (September 6-9) at the North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, IA
Region 5 (October 5-7) at the WestWorld Equestrian Center of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Region 6 (September 20-23) at the Donida Farms Equestrian Center, Auburn, WA
Region 7 (September 27-30) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA
Region 8 (September 20-23) at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY
Region 9 (October 4-7) at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX
*This information may be subject to change.

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®.

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 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


USDF Podcasts

USDF Podcast

Do you enjoy listening to podcasts?  USDF has an archive of official podcasts, including interviews with your favorite dressage stars! With over 140 podcasts in the library, you can download discussions and interviews for all your favorite topics!  Click here to access the official USDF Podcast site! 

USDF Adopts Safe Sport Policy

Source - USDF

The USDF has adopted the USEF Safe Sport Policy, promoting the safety and welfare of horses and riders. The intent of the USDF Safe Sport Initiative is to provide information, resources, and a protocol so that all members of the equestrian community have awareness, tools, and a support structure to ensure a safe and positive environment for equestrians to develop their skills.

The USEF and USDF depends on the eyes and ears of its athletes, coaches, and designees to support its Safe Sport policies. It is requested that all who participate in equestrian sport become familiar with the content of the Safe Sport Policy Handbook and be mindful of its guidelines during training sessions and competitions.

Members of the equestrian community are also encouraged to complete the Safe Sport module to further their education in this area. This module is open to anyone and is free of charge.

For further information on the USDF Safe Sport Initiative, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For further information on the USEF Safe Sport Policy, visit the USEF Website or contact a member of the Athlete Protection Team.


View Your Status for Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medals on

Have you been earning scores for your USDF bronze, silver, or gold medals and want to check your status for the awards? Check out the information now available on your summary page of

Download the New USDF App!

USDF has launched a new app, "USDF: Your Dressage Connection" for free download in the app stores. This app provides access to USDF media and publications, and features stream and social media components. In addition to the digital editions of USDF Connection, USDF Member Guide, and the Online Stallion Guide, this app will also feature new online-only content, as well as streaming and dynamic content connected through the USDF website and social media channels. USDF Group Members will have full access to all content and features of the app, with the exception of retail titles. This is just another way that USDF is "Your Connection to the American Dressage Community." Take advantage of this new member benefit today!