Time: September 13, 2012 at 7am to September 16, 2012 at 6pm
Location: HITS at Saugerties
Street: 319 Main Street
City/Town: Saugerties, NY 12477
Website or Map: http://www.neda.org/FallFesti…
Event Type: dressage, show, breed, competition, championships
Organized By: New England Dressage Association
Latest Activity: May 3, 2012
The NEDA Fall Festival of Dressage consists of four competitions, featuring close to 600 horses competing in classes from Training Level, the first step on the dressage ladder, to Grand Prix, the pinnacle of the sport as seen at the Olympic Games.
Within this event are the New England Region 8 Regional Championships sponsored by the Great American Insurance
Group and United States Dressage Federation, and recognized by US Equestrian Federation. Championship classes will be held Thursday through Sunday, featuring freestyle championships on Saturday and Sunday.
Secondly, this event is one of the few internationally recognized American competitions (CDI-W Y/J Saugerties) recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). International competitors earn scores toward representing their countries at competitions such as the World Games or the Olympics.
Third, Thursday and Friday in the Sport Horse Breed Show horses (from weanlings to stallions) are shown "in hand".
There are special classes for Amateur Handlers, IBC classes for specific breeds of horses, and classes for ponies. The $5,400 New England Sport Horse Breeder's Futurity is awarded late Thursday afternoon, at a Competitor’s Party, open to all. This competition is a both a qualifier for and regional finals for the USDF Breeders Championship New England Series also sponsored by Great American; finals classes will be held Friday morning.
Finally, Thursday through Sunday a National Competition features hundreds of local competitors, amateurs and
professionals, as well as riders who have competed international events. Within this competition, the Fall Festival Dressage Sweepstakes takes place, with final awards available late on Friday late afternoon. On Sunday high scoring performers will be selected for the Adult Amateur Championships and the Junior/Young Rider Championships.