2018 US Dressage Finals Returning to the Kentucky Horse Park

Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Lexington, KY - The US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® will be returning to the Kentucky Horse Park, November 8-11, 2018. In its sixth year, this year's event boasts prize money totaling $100,000, the most ever. Created as a national, head-to-head competition to showcase top adult amateur and open competitors, the US Dressage Finals also plays host to some of the top officials in the sport. This year's invited officials are judges Janet Foy, Anne Gribbons, Gary Rockwell, Kristi Wysocki, William Warren, Sue Curry Shaffer, Joan Darnell, Janet Hannon, Elizabeth Kane, Kari McClain, Kathy Rowse, and Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz, and technical delegates Fran Cross and Jean Kraus.

The US Dressage Finals represents the best of the best, from across all USDF regions. In order to make attending the event more affordable for those furthest away, travel grants are made available to riders from applicable states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado.

US Dressage Finals Organizing Committee Chair and USDF Vice President Lisa Gorretta added "We are excited to return to the Kentucky Horse Park for the 2018 US Dressage Finals and are thrilled to be able to offer $100,000 in prize money! Building upon five successful years, we look forward to the opportunity to again showcase and recognize the top talent from each of our nine Great American/USDF Regional Championships, which serve as qualifiers for the head to head competition at the Finals."

For more information about the US Dressage Finals, or the Great American/USDF Regional Championships, please visit www.usdressagefinals.com and www.usdf.org, respectively. The prize list for the event will be available June 1, with declarations opening July 1 and nominations opening September 6.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, e-mail usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.