USDF Announces HITS as 2021 Festival of Champions Host

Dressage Competition Returns to HITS Chicago at Lamplight

HITS is excited to host a number of Dressage competitions, including the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions (August 24-29, 2021), at HITS Chicago at Lamplight in 2021. Riders can look forward to these Dressage shows at Lamplight in 2021 and should stay tuned as new updates become available!

Dressage at Lamplight May 
U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions 
Dressage at Lamplight August 
Dressage at Lamplight September 
 May 22-23
 August 24-29
 August 26-29
 September 23-26

"I am excited that we have been chosen to hold this prestigious event again in 2021. HITS Chicago is a beautiful show grounds and we thoroughly enjoy welcoming these world-class riders to Lamplight," said HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri. "Riders who joined us in 2020 had a great time and we look forward to an even greater show in 2021!"

Read the official press release from USDF below and stay tuned for more updates as we near the show date!

Dates Announced for 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions

The US Equestrian Board of Directors has approved August 24-29 as the dates for the 2021 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. The event will once again be held at HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center.

Festival of Champions includes 14 national championship divisions:

  • USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championship
  • USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship
  • Adequan®/USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship
  • Horseware Ireland/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championship
  • Adequan®/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship
  • USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship
  • USEF Children Dressage National Championship
  • Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage National Championships for Four-, Five-, and Six-Year_Olds
  • Markel/USEF Developing Horse Dressage National Championships for Grand Prix and Prix St. Georges
  • USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals for the 13 & Under and 14-18 divisions
For more information or questions about the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, contact Kristen Brett, Director of Dressage Programs, at

Watch the 2020 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions on USEF Network on demand and follow USA Dressage on Facebook and Instagram.
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