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August 15, 2017

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.

July 26, 2017

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.

July 12, 2017

Every competitor knows that schooling and warm-up rides are a crucial part of success at any event. Taking the time to school a horse around the venue and warm up properly before each phase is beneficial for every horse-and-rider combination. Today, we’re breaking down EV 108: Exercising and Warming Up. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventingwith emphasis added by the USEA.

EV108 Exercising and Warming Up

1. IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

July 3, 2017

Three extraordinary rule changes for eventing were just passed by the USEF Board of Directors. These rule changes will be effective starting on September 1, 2017. 

These rule changes are not yet in the full USEF Rules For Eventing but will be included in the coming months.

Permitted Saddlery for Dressage (Chapter EV Appendix 4)

Captions to the plates showing permitted bits will be added which say:

Various snaffle bridle bits:

  • Any of the rings or cheeks show on these plates is permitted with any of the bits

17. A loose ring snaffle in which the ring slides in short sleeves above and below the mouthpiece

June 28, 2017

While every Technical Delegate will tell you to sit down and read the USEF Rules For Eventing in its entirety, we know that not all competitors will actually sit down and read the 100+ pages. Well you are in luck! The USEA is breaking down the Rulebook page by page and today we are starting with EV106: Entries and Withdrawals. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.

EV106 Entries - Withdrawals

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