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Great American IG/USDF 

Region 1 Dressage Championships and 

Virginia Dressage Association

 Fall Competition

14-17 October 2021

Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia

For Competitors, Owners, and Trainers

Important Show News!

Looking for a braider at the show, don't wait to schedule an appointment...

Veronica Lock 717-636-9057 [email protected]

Alexis Schrader 336-552-0326  [email protected]

Competitors contact the VHC Stabling Office at 540-464-2966 to pre-order shavings. No pre-orders on GAIG entries. 

Tests and ribbons will not be mailed at the conclusion of the show.  Plan to pick up your tests at the Awards Hospitality located on the coliseum level of Anderson.  The hours are 8:00 a.m. - 2 hours after the last class of the day.  Come prepared when picking tests, please have your class number to expedite the process. 

Prior to coming to the show, please familiarize yourself with the GAIG COVID-19 Rules and Practices.  Scroll down to the tab.

For participants in the Musical Freestyle Finals, please remember to sign up for the 

Barbara Silverman Memorial Freestyle Award. Sign-up is in the Show Office.

Hourly Night Watch and Feeding Service is available, including enhanced services (watering, feeding, blanketing, braiding). Please arrange directly with Night Watch for an additional fee. Contact Katherine Sclichter, 443-532-1522 or [email protected] 

Due to the size of the show, we will be using the available stabling including the outside stalls. Please come prepared for the predicted weather conditions.

Regional Championship's Awards Ceremony scheduled posted 

on the VADA GAIG webpage, as well as in the show office and throughout the barns.

          GAIG Prize List                 


Exhibitor Letter 

"Welcome Competitors"

About The Show

Great American IG/Region 1 Dressage Championships and Virginia Dressage Association Fall Competition will be held on 14-17 ​October 2021 at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia. The GAIG Championships, run in conjunction with VADA’s fall show, are the only opportunity for riders in USDF Region 1 to qualify to compete in the U.S. Dressage Finals. These shows provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors and horses in the region.

A Qualifying Competition for the 2022 Dressage Finals presented by Adequan and Official Qualifying Competition for the:

2021 FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North

2021 Children Dressage National Championships

2021 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championships

2021 USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships

2021 USEF Young Adult "Brentina Cup" Dressage National Championship

Show Management


Bettina Longaker​

Show Manager

Dianne Boyd



Rachel Rice

Sponsorship Team

Nancy Doody

    Nancy Lowey       

On the Show Grounds 

Masks are required in all indoor areas on the showgrouds.  Please practice social distancing.

GAIG Show Program

Map of

Virginia Horse Center

  Schooling Schedule

Lookup Ride Times

(Individual Rider)


Schooling schedule, class (ring) schedule, and ride times are POSTED. 

Class (Ring) Schedule

(Show Day and Ring)


Ride Times by Rider


Ride Schedule

(By Class and Day)






Regional Championships Awards Ceremony Protocol and Schedule

 High Percentage Awards

(Posted Daily)

GAIG COVID-19 Rules and  Guidelines

Daily Show News

    Show Results     

Volunteering at the GAIG

Volunteers are critical to our shows. For each day of our licensed shows, we need almost 200 hours of volunteer time. Most years our volunteer hours add up to over 1,000. We have a lot of dedicated and experienced volunteers who are so appreciated, but we are always looking for more volunteers.

If you have any questions, email Rachel Rice or click here to volunteer.

Events at the GAIG

Competitor and Donor 

Appreciation Party

Friday, 15 October

5:00pm - 7:00 pm

Halloween Doggie Costume Class

Saturday, 16 October

Anderson Coliseum

6:00 pm

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, 16 October

Anderson Concourse Level

5:30 pm - Witching Hour

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