|Competition is under way at the US Dressage Finals! Mimi Junick and Butterfly Kisses, competing in the Training Level Open and First Level Open US Dressage Finals championships, look pleased with their test. Photo by SusanJStickle.com.|
The USEF Network will be live-streaming coverage of the US Dressage Finals, presented by Adequan, beginning Friday, November 7, and continuing through Sunday, November 9.
On Friday and Saturday, all classes in the Alltech Arena will be streamed live. On Sunday, live-streaming in the Alltech Arena begins at 11:35 a.m.
Click here for the schedule of events.
This is the second year for the US Dressage Finals, a national championship for open and adult-amateur riders from Training Level through Grand Prix. Horse-and-rider combinations are invited to compete at the Finals based on placings at the nine annual Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships. The US Dressage Finals, which attract competitors from all corners of the United States, are once again being held at the famous Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the annual Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and many FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, to name just a few.
Education is the United States Dressage Federation's primary mission, and dressage enthusiasts won't want to miss a special opportunity to learn from one of the top names in the sport while they enjoy watching the live stream of the US Dressage Finals.
Providing commentary this year is Kathy Connelly, a former US Equestrian Team member and a well-known international coach, trainer, judge, and clinician. Connelly's expert eye doesn't miss a thing as she watches the tests, and her commentary allows listeners insights into how a dressage judge evaluates a ride and what the judge is looking for. There's no better way to train your own eye than to watch our nation's best while absorbing expert commentary.
USDF members will have additional opportunities to learn from Kathy Connelly in person! Beginning in 2015, Connelly and fellow FEI-level trainer/competitor/clinician Betsy Steiner will be conducting the Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series. This duo is truly phenomenal, and you won't want to miss riding in or auditing their clinics. Watch the USDF website and USDF's member magazine, USDF Connection, for dates and details as they become available.