Submitted by Ruth Hill-Schorsch. Grazalema at her first Regional Championships - 5th place Open Training; Photo by Diana Hadsall Photography
Fall means Regional Championship time! The 2022 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships are underway this year, with action from Regions 2, 4, and 6. A huge thanks to our sponsors
Great American Insurance Group, SmartPak, and Platinum Performance! Here are some of the sights our social media followers shared with us from the competitions:
Region 2 – Held September 14 – 18, 2022 at
Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake, MI
PSG AA prize giving! – Lindy T.
AA Equitation Champions! Horse is Ravado (12 yo Hanoverian). We were THRILLED and surprised with the win – Lauren P.
My two favorite brown boys! – Lauren W.
Weather was fantastic! – Sherry N.
My horse May Sylvester and I competed last weekend at the USDF Region 2 Championship in Waterloo Michigan. The show was wonderful, so much fun and run absolutely perfectly, we couldn’t thank the show staff enough!!!!!!! Thank you again to everyone for an amazing time!!!! – Susan G.
FHF Pequin and I in First Level Freestyle! My first regional show and so excited for finals! – Alicia K.
Region 2 with my trainer Jen Truett. This was our first win ever. We won First Level AA, and Jen won I1 Open! – Samantha B.
On my own 6-year-old D’Apiro. – Marcy L.
First time at regionals for I1 AA. I had a blast. PC Amanda Kramer. – Jane M.
Alexis Clugston and Cosmopolitan- Training First Jr/Yr Freestyle First level – Jennifer k.
“Honey” (right) with her new friend “Boo,” two non-traditional-for-dressage breeds strutting their stuff at the Region 2 Finals–and helping their humans make new friends!! – Megan H.
Me and my Absolute Dream, USDF Region 2 I1 Open Champions – Jennifer T.
Training Level Jr/YR Davido and Liza Goldner – Jennifer K.
Andrea Balas and FHF Rockstar, Intermediate 1 Freestyle Reserve Champion Open – Jennifer K.
Ella Berkhofer and Gus after taking 3rd in the Third Level Jr/YR championship – Samantha B.
This is Balmullo’s Catfish focused on our test. Show was great and very happy to be there. Picture credit: Tracy Lee . – Maria J.
SE Postinero II having some fun – Ruth H.
– Whitney M.
Me and my True Colors….7th in AA Third Level ❤️ – Deanna H.
Dartmyth and Laura Swart – First and Second Level AA, and 3rd place in First Level Freestyle! – Jennifer K.
Just started dressage 11 months ago and winning the Dressage Seat Medal Semi Finals – Emily K.
My haflinger gelding, Taavi, and I being congratulated by judge at C, Bill Warren, during the 3rd level AA awards ♥️ – Liz K.
Me and my Absolute Dream sticking out his tongue in the I1 Open Championship ceremony – Jennifer T.
Myself and my 5 yo Hanoverian, Milestone St Giles, at Region 2, winning Second Level Open (on my birthday!). Kevin Bradbury and crew ran a fantastic show, very smooth and efficient! – Holly T.
Best Groom award to my son 🥇 – Chelsea W.
O – H – I -O Riders and horses left to right: Samantha Brinkman Berkhofer and her Armani First Level AA Champions, Karen Sanchez and her Queue First Level AA 7th place, Kathy Montgomery and her Fabregas Third Level AA 6th place, and coach, Jennifer Truett and her Absolute Dream I1 Open Champions. – Karen S.
– Whitney M.
Kept secret and Grace Mccall – Training Level Open (8th); First Level Open (7th); First Level Freestyle (5th)! – Jennifer K.
Melissa Peck and Bianka LF – Intermediate 1 Freestyle (8th); Prix St. Georges AA (5th); Intermediate 1 AA (6th) – Jennifer K.
Naomi and Grace Mccall Training Level Open (8th); First Level Freestyle (6th) – Jennifer K.
Holly Taylor and Milestone – Tracy L.
Siglavy Aga – I am so incredibly grateful to God and my sweet heart horse, Aga! It was a weekend of dreams coming true!!! – Steph M.
– Whitney M.
Holly Taylor and Signato. – Tracy L.
My horse Midnight Cruse (Louie) and I competed in Adult Amateur Training Level and qualified for the US Dressage Finals! Louie is a 6 year old Dutch Harness Horse and this is his first show season. I’m so proud of how grown up he was. It was a blast getting to compete and cheer on all our friends! – Abby W.
3 month partnership with wonderful mare Starlet by Sternlicht – Barbra R.
Region 4 – Held September 8 – 11, 2022 at the
National Equestrian Center in Lake Saint Louis, MO
USDF President George Williams – Alex B.
Nova Scotia with his current owner Linda C G Robbins and his former owner Kimberly McIntosh, who flew in from Florida to watch his freestyle. – Heidi W.
S is for “Sam”. ❤️ Final halt during Training Level Championship ride. – Elizabeth M.
Left to right – Region 6 Director Noah Rattner, USDF President George Williams, USDF Senior Education Coordinator Alex Belton, Region 4 Director Anne Sushko, and Region 5 Director Heather Petersen – Alex B.
– Nicole A.
7th place Third Level AA – Taylor S.
– Joey P.
Phantom Knight – First Level Freestyle 4th place – Joey P.
– Brianna Z.
– Kjirsten L.
Region 4’s Nicole Annis – Kjirsten L.
– Julia P.
– Natalie H.
– Nicole A.
I1 and PSG AA Champion – Laura C.
Dressage Seat Medal – Noah R.
Heading home from Region 4 Regionals – Alicia S.
Raegan Mccool and Monique’s Minuet RSW, Training Jr/YR – Champion and First Level Jr/YR, Reserve – Jennifer K.
– Caroline M.
Region 6 – Held September 15 – 18, 2022 at
Donida Farm, Auburn, WA
Trainer Natalie Perry of Bend, Oregon, and Nancy Weaver’s Harvard R help set up the arenas before the show started. The pair went on to win the Open Prix St. Georges Championship. – Michelle A.
First Regional championships, Heidi Wells and Anna, competed at Training Level, so much fun!!! – Heidi W.
Fourth Level Open Champion – Rachel M.
Fifth place Open Prix St. Georges – Rachel M.
First year showing for Julia Barr and Remington, and they made it to the Regional Championships and earned 4th place in Training Level, Jr/YR. It was a beautiful show at Donida Farm Equestrian Center. – Linda B.
Open Grand Prix Champion – Paige R.
Open PSG Reserve Champion. – Alexandra B.
Second Level Freestyle Champion – Sarah S.
– Sarah S.
Miari Stables end of show photo, teamwork all the way! – Sarah S.
Not a competitor but an admirer – I paint fast watercolor sketches at ringside and this was Region 6 this year. I add a little color and background but they stay loose to capture the moment. – Susan Payne Artist
USDF Member since 1986! Have competed in Regions 2,3,4,6,8,&9. Still having fun! Working on my Diamond Award now. 2022 USDF Region 6 First Level Freestyle Champion. – Marina W.
Sisters Alissa Bertsch Amestoy and Stacy Meredith – first timers at Region 6 and all smiles! – Alissa A.
Leaving the barn for my championship ride. Sunday, 7:30 am. PC: Jennifer O’Brien – Shannon D.
First Level Open – Lauren H.
Open Fourth Level Champion – Rachel M.
Alliance Equestrian Center (Bend, Oregon) trainers Natalie Perry (left) aboard Nancy Weaver’s Harvard R and Mari Valceschini on her own DeeJay Johnson. Natalie and “Harvey” won the Open Prix St. Georges Championship and Mari and “DJ” won the Rainer NW Open Fourth Level Championship. – Michelle A.
Cristy and Indie AA Third Level Championship ❤️ – Cristy W.
Ella Insko and Kajetan IBN Kordelas, First Level Jr/YR champion! – Melanie I.
PC: Jennifer O’Brien – Shannon D.
Third Level AA Reserve Champion – Jamie R.
– Heather C.
Region 6 competitors Aubrey Adler on Duet (11.2 Welsh B mare) and Bryan Rickey on Rhyolite (17.1 Oldenburg gelding). Duet earned 6th in the Second Level Open. Photo by Erica Bliss – Aubrey A.
Thanks to everyone for sharing their wonderful memories from this year’s Regional Championships! Follow
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