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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.
Original Post Date: 11/20/2017 - 08:15   |   Last Updated: 2017:11:20 08:26:28

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.
Original Post Date: 10/23/2017 - 08:20   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:23 08:24:12

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
Original Post Date: 10/16/2017 - 08:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:10:16 08:16:17

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.
Original Post Date: 09/29/2017 - 08:05   |   Last Updated: 2017:09:29 08:05:58

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.
Original Post Date: 09/11/2017 - 10:05   |   Last Updated: 2017:09:11 10:06:30

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.
Original Post Date: 08/15/2017 - 08:14   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:15 13:41:03

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.
Original Post Date: 07/26/2017 - 15:32   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:26 15:32:53

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 Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.
Original Post Date: 07/12/2017 - 08:13   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:12 08:13:10

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:
Original Post Date: 07/03/2017 - 11:58   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:03 11:58:55

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
Original Post Date: 06/28/2017 - 08:34   |   Last Updated: 2017:06:28 08:37:50


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