The written rules governing competitior dress for all three phases of eventing cover riders' dress and equipment from head to toe. We're breaking it down here for you, starting with protective equipment, spurs, and whips. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. Stay tuned for the Attire Edition, which will lay out everything you need to know about dress for all three phases.
1. PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR.
The FEI published a clarification of the rules governing bits on July 31, 2017. An illustrated list of permissible bits for FEI dressage can be viewed here. Janis Linnan, Steward General for Eventing with US Equestrian, explains that, in an effort to bring the USEF bit rules into compliance with what is currently permitted by the FEI, these new rules will hopefully be approved for USEF competition in January and go into effect during the 2018 calendar year. Current USEF bit rules can be viewed here.
Due to the recent surge in popularity in use of the bib/racing martingale, we felt that it was necessary to provide clarification to EV115.3.b. Saddlery - Cross Country and Jumping Test.
3. CROSS-COUNTRY TEST AND JUMPING TEST.
a. The following are compulsory: an English type saddle and bridle or hackamore. Any form of blinkers are forbidden.
Do you know the rules governing your return to competition if you are injured in a fall? If not, you'll want to be sure you're aware of the rules if you happen to fall off while competing. Today, we’re breaking down EV 113: Medical Requirements. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.
Lexington, Ky. – On Tuesday, July 25, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors voted to approve the phase I recommendations of the USEF Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) Panel on the continued investigation, research, and analysis of the use of MPA, commonly referred to as Depo-Provera®, in competition horses.