Watch the U.S. Dressage Finals Live Online

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U.S. Dressage Finals
Harley and Amy Rippy compete in the FEI Prix St. Georges AA/Open division on Friday morning at the 2017 U.S. Dressage Finals. Photo: Leslie Potter

Nearly 400 horse-and-rider teams are at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend for one of the last major outdoor competitions of the year. The U.S. Dressage Finals presented by Adequan runs November 9 through 12 and is the national championship for open and amateur riders competing from Training Level through Grand Prix.

The competition takes place in four different arenas throughout the park. The classes running in the indoor Alltech Arena will be broadcast live online via the USEF Network. The broadcast includes commentary by experts from the sport who will provide some information about each horse’s performance and what the judges will be looking for.

Find the live broadcast at USEF.org.

U.S. Dressage Finals
Roi De Coeur exits the arena after his test with rider Rosalind Kinstler. Photo: Leslie Potter

The show and live broadcast begin at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time each day. Among the highlights available on the live stream is Friday evening’s US Dressage Finals Open Grand Prix Championship, which will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Saturday evening. The Open Grand Prix Freestyle Championship will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The U.S. Dressage Final is open to horses of all breeds who qualified during the competition year. Riders from across the country will be competing in the Regions Cup Team Competition, now in its third year, provides an opportunity for regional pride.

To find out more about the show, visit www.usdf.org/usdressagefinals.


Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com

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Leslie Potter
Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, KY.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.

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