Sights from the Championships – Regions 2 and 8

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Region 2's Training Level Jr/YR Champion - Fiona Cotter and Gallagher. Photo taken and submitted by John Bory's Photography.

Fall means Regional Championship time!  On September 17-20, the 2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships kicked off in USDF Regions 2 and 8.  

Region 2

Held at Lamplight in Wayne, IL, the Region 2 Championships showcased riders that call Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, or Wisconsin home.  Here are some of the sights our social media followers shared with us from the show:

Safety first! Masks were worn at this year’s Regional Championships to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Photo submitted by Betsy Haverlandt.
 Mary Fischer and Xama dos Pinhais. Photo by John Borys Photography.
Fiona Cotter and 7-year-old Danish gelding Gallagher (Solo Landtinus x Rambo), owned by Julie Julian and US bred by Oak Hill Ranch won the USDF/GAIG Region 2 Training Level Jr/Yr Championship with a 71.724%. Photo submitted by Rosie Simoes.
German Sport Horse Rankrado (Ranko x Erato) owned by the Rankrado LLC and ridden by Rosie Julian-Simoes earning 3rd place in the USDF/GAIG Region 2 Intermediate 2 Open Championships with a 67.794%. Photo submitted by Rosie Simoes.
Ellisa Kroll and Tjaarda 483. Photo by John Borys Photography.
Jen Truett and Absolute Dream. Photo by John Borys Photography
Akela Haverlandt and Furst Rubilo Young Rider PSG Champion! “Great show!” Betsy Haverlandt shares. Photo submitted by Betsy Haverlandt.
Shelly Reichart and Garcia HM. Photo by John Borys Photography.
Submitted by Sherry Nelson. “Attended Region 2 and the show ran really well and weather was great!”
Martin Kuhn and Ronin 007. Photo by John Borys Photography.
Andi Patzwald and Hudson. Photo by John Borys Photography.
USDF Intermediare II Championship – Photo by John Borys Photography.

Region 8

In the New England area, the Region 8 Championships were also taking place the same weekend. HITS on the Hudson was the host for the event, held in Saugerties, NY and featuring riders from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Here are some of the sights our social media followers shared with us from the competition:

Photo submitted by Amber Howe. Photo by Susan J Stickle Photography.
“Just got back from Region 8 Championships. We won the AA Equitation Finals!  Fabulous weather and very well Covid run show.” Submitted by Kerry McNutt Mayer. Photo by Gayle Paquin.

Masked up for the award presentation. Submitted by Amber Howe. Photo by Susan J Stickle Photography.
Socially distanced award presentation. Submitted by Amber Howe. Photo by Susan J Stickle Photography.
Submitted by Katie Cissell.  “Had a great time at region 8. Very well run. Thanks to all!! Ended up winning first level AA!” Photo by Sara Cadorette.
Hugs for a great job! Submitted by Amber Howe.
“Region 8’s regionals went great! Bid and I won third for the JR third level championships. Not even a point in between first and third. One judge had me scored the highest out of the whole class. It was such a great experience and a much needed confidence booster! It was ran beautifully and everyone wore their masks. I was over the moon that it wasn’t canceled. It was my first one in 6 years and I was very much looking forward to it!!” Submitted by Macenna Aadaya Furtado.
A well earned grazing break. Submitted by Amber Howe. Photo by Susan J Stickle Photography.

Come back in a few weeks, and we will have more photos from the other Regional Championships!

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