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Competition Management

Volunteering at the GAIG

GAIG Sponsorship


Competitor, Volunteer, and Sponsorship 

Show Documents

(i.e, prize list, show program, online entries) 

Great American IG/USDF 

Region 1 Dressage Championships and 

Virginia Dressage Association

 Fall Competition

14-17 October 2021

Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Virginia


Opening Date: 15 August 21

Closing Date: 20 Sept 21

"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



Dianne Boyd


Volunteer Coordinator

Rachel Rice


Show Entries

The Entry Method:

The prize list will be posted:

Show Information

Ride Times



Nancy Doody


Nancy Lowey


Competitor and Sponsorship Documents

Below are the critical show documents for competitors, volunteers, and prospective sponsors to view'/download by clicking on the button title. For those who are interested in volunteering scroll down to the Volunteer Section, click on the button, and sign up. Competitors, a reservoir of show documents from online entries (, show program to view/download, day sheets published each morning to keep competitors up-to-date of the show schedule, the daily show announcements, email capability to send a note to competition management, High Score results posted daily, to mention a few. The GAIG competition management highly encourages competitors to utilize the tools provided on the website.

The new design of the VADA website, allows competitors to click away at the show on their mobile device by logging into and select either tablet/mobile icon at the top to view show information.

Competitor Show Documents

 Prize List

Show Program

Show Day Sheet (Revised Ride Times)

COVID Protocols


Volunteer Assignments

Daily Volunteer News and Annoucements


Volunteering at the Show

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. 

To learn more about volunteering for 2021 GAIG, email Rachel Rice or click here to volunteer.


Thank you to our 2020 VADA Sponsors and Advertisers! Given the new normal of horse showing in 2020, our sponsors illustrated individual support through donations and presence to help in allowing VADA to orchestrate a COVID compliant horse show enjoyed by all competitors. Thank You!

For 2021, sponsorship categories include Class Sponsorship, Signage Branding, Competitor and Volunteer Appreciation, Merchant Award Sponsor, and Advertisement Sponsor. A Vendor Village will be featured that will accommodate many exclusive booths at a nominal fee of $150 regardless of the booth or trailer’s size. VADA deeply appreciates all who can sponsor and show their support for the sport. Sponsorship ranges from $35 for a Class Sponsor to an Overall High Percentage Awards for $100. Beyond Class Sponsorship, Sponsorship Bundles offer various funding levels and benefits. The Competitor and Volunteer Appreciation Sponsorship is an important area and comprises various sponsor options. Lastly, the Merchant Award Sponsor is an excellent venue for equestrian merchants to donate products and/or gift certificates to be presented to winning competitors.

To view/download click on  Sponsorship Brochure and/or Sponsorship Application. The deadline to submit GAIG Sponsorship Application is 13 September 2021. 

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