The Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships hosted by Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association (DSDCTA) will be held October 14-16, 2011 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL.
These regional championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors in their respective regions
Competitors qualify for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships by competing in designated qualifying classes throughout the year at USDF-recognized competitions. For more information on qualifying or regarding the regional championships, visit the USDF Web site or contact the USDF sport programs department.
Competitor's Party for Region 3 Dressage Championships
OCALA, FL, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - A break in the competition is planned during the GAIG/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships when Diamante Farms hosts the Saturday night Competitor's Party on October15th.
The party will include BYOB of wine to drink and to share for informal wine tasting and door prizes. Musical entertainment will be provided by Walt Dover from Dover Farms in Havana, FL. Come enjoy conversation, tastings, music and delicious finger foods.
The event will include a friendly table decorating contest. Participating businesses, trainers, farms and barns each will decorate a table. There are still a few tables that need a trainer/decorator so it isn't too late to step up and get in the competition. There will be a Grand Prize for the best table decoration. Voting will be by attendees with their dollars. The table with the highest dollar amount wins. Tables come with a painter drop cloth for tble cloth and must use apples somewhere on the table. The rest is up to your imagination.
They served us. Now it's our turn. All proceeds from the voting will go to the Paws for Patriots program.
The Paws for Patriots Guide Dogs, Veteran Assistance Dogs, and Facility Therapy Dogs programs complement the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs. While serving the visually impaired community remains its primary focus, the organization feels good stewardship demands it find equally vital careers for extraordinary dogs not suitable for guiding.
Diamante farm, owned by Dick and Terri Kane, in Wellington Florida is the United States home of Olympic Bronze Medalist, Michelle Gibson. The quality facility with a full covered arena, permaflex footing, and proximity to show facilities is an excellent place to show and train while in the United States.
For more informaiton, contact Laurie Kelly at 850.865.1916
Stabling Report Posted
OCALA, FL, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - The stabling assignments have been made and a report by rider has been posted.
To view report, click here.
Amerika is Coming to Florida
OCALA, FL, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - The Equine Riding Simulator, Amerika, will be available at the 2011 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships.
Amerika is a riding simulator that works like a real, live horse without the attitude! Riding a simulator gives you the possibility of developing your riding skills in a safe and controlled environment with a private riding instructor next to your side.
Amerika is one of only 3 Dressage Riding Simulators in the United States, and this will be the first appearence in Florida.
Say good bye to straining lunge lessons that wear out your horse and put you at risk. This horse doesn't buck or shy, it is 100% safe but still forward going and obedient at all times. You will always have a good ride on this horse!
The 2011 Region 3 Dressage Championships will be hosted by Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association (DSDCTA) October 14-16, 2011 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL.
Come out and see the beautiful Dressage riders, Musical Freestyles, demonstrations, and book a ride on Amerika.
For flyer on Amerika at Championships, please click here.
For video of Amerika in action, please click here.
WNC Photography will be Official Show Photographer
OCALA, FL, Saturday, September 17, 2011 - WNC Photography will be the official photographer for the 2011 GAIG/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships.
If you are interested in photographs you can sign up ahead of time or at the show.
WNC Photography is offering a prepaid option that includes all photographs taken on CD. By signing up in advance and using the prepaid option you can save $15 off of the regular price. You must take advantage of the prepaid option by 8 AM on Thursday, October 13th.
Your CD will be mailed to you after the show. Each image is a 100% full resolution file with full copyrights; including printing rights.
Call 828-696-5104 to order or Click here to sign up online.
For more information on WNC Photography, please visit their website.
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- Competition Secretary: Lloyd Landkamer - 612.290.8523
- Assistant Secretary: Linda Lester - 850.865.4200
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