For the first time, the United States will have its own national dressage championship thanks to a decision announced at the United States Dressage Federation Convention (USDF) last weekend in San Diego. The championships will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in fall of 2013.
Competitors will be invited to compete at the national once they’ve qualified through a USDF Regional Dressage Championship.
The effort to create a national championship began nearly 20 years ago. The USDF National Championship sponsored by Insilco was held briefly in Nebraska (then-home of the USDF) in the early 80s, but this will be the first time a national for non-FEI riders has been held since that time.
I had no idea there wasn’t already a national dressage event!