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The U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions showcases the top athletes and horses in 14 divisions including the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. 

2020 Festival of Champions

August 18-23, 2020 | Lamplight Equestrian Center | Wayne, IL


Athletes interested in earning in an invitation to the Championships must submit an Application of Intent and review the Qualifying Requirements in Additional Resources below. The final application of intent deadline is June 16, 2020.

More details will be posted below as information is available. 

Questions?   Contact Kristen Brett, Director, Dressage Programs

Please contact Kristen Brett for a copy of past Championship results



Vendor Application


Dressage Sponsors

Additional Resources

2020 CDI and Championships Report Form

The 2020 CDI and Championships Report Form is available through the USEF Athlete Dashboard. Please note the deadlines listed to submit this form. This form must be submitted within 10 days of the conclusion of the CDI or Championship or by the end of the qualifying period for competitions held within 10 days of the end of the qualifying period.

Application of Intent Instructions

Instructions on how to submit your Application of Intent via your MyUSEF Athlete Dashboard.

2020 Qualifying Requirements - Grand Prix, Int. I, & Brentina Cup

2020 Qualifying Requirements for the USEF Grand Prix, Intermediaire I, and Young Adult 'Brentina Cup' National Championships.

2020 Qualifying Requirements - Young & Developing Horses

2020 Qualifying Requirements for the Markel/USEF Young & Developing Horse National Championships

2020 Qualifying Requirements - Youth Divisions

Update approved on January 15, 2020 by USEF Board of Directors - 2020 Qualifying Requirements for the USEF Children, Pony Rider, Junior & Young Rider National Championships.

2020 Qualifying Competition Calendar

Please note: updates to competitions (e.g. date changes) may be posted at any time – please check regularly for updated calendars.

2020 CDI Calendar

CDI Events held in the US

2020 Qualifying Competition Calendar Notice to Managers

Please note: updates may be posted at any time – please check regularly for an updated memo. Designated qualifying competition must comply with the outlined requirements stated in the Notice as well as the USEF Dressage Rules, USEF General Rules, and Selection Procedures/Qualifying Requirements which apply to the 2020 USEF/NAYC Qualifying Competitions.

2020 Championship Format

Update approved on February 27, 2020 by the USEF Board of Directors Ad Hoc Selections Group - Championship Format for each division featured at the 2020 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

Gold Medal Achievement Pin

Awarded to High Performance Dressage Athletes