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November 27, 2017

Disqualification from competition can occur for a number of reasons, so make sure you’re familiar with the different ways in which a rider can be disqualified to avoid making a costly mistake! Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. 

EV117 Disqualification

November 20, 2017

Last month we covered the rules that dictate equipment and attire for the rider, but what about the rules governing what your horse wears in competition? We’ve broken down the rules covering all aspects of saddlery, from nose to tail, so that you know what equipment is permissible in competition. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. 

October 23, 2017

In our last Rule Refresher, we covered the rules dictating protective equipment and training aids such as whips and spurs that are permissible in competition. Now, we're covering the rules outlining appropriate dress for riders for all three phases. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.

5. DRESSAGE TEST.

October 16, 2017

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.

EV114 Dress

1. PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR.

September 29, 2017

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

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