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Call for Media Credential Applications: 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 9, 2019, 12:50 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions will take place August 20-25, 2019, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by Monday, August 19, 2019. The 2019 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions will consist of the following 14 championship divisions:

USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship

USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship

USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship 

USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship

USEF Junior Dressage National Championship

USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship

USEF Children Dressage National Championship

Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships for four-, five-, and six-year-olds, as well as Developing Grand Prix and Developing Prix St. Georges

USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals for the 13 & Under and 14-18 divisions

New requirement: media seeking credentials must complete a criminal background check in accordance with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Background Check Policy’s best practices. A criminal background check is necessary due to the potential of unsupervised one-on-one interactions with athletes. Please fill out and return the media credential form and contact Kathleen Landwehr at [email protected] to set up with a USEF account to complete the background check process as soon as possible. Domestic background checks take approximately one week to complete and cost $20, which will be paid by the individual completing the background check. International background checks take approximately three weeks to complete and cost $100. Background checks are to be paid by the individual or their employer.  

Find out more information about the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.