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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

In response to increased inquiries, the USEF Eventing Sport Committee recently discussed permitted bits for the dressage phase in both eventing FEI competitions and national Horse Trials/Three-Day Events held under USEF Rules. For now, we hope the following overview will provide clarity: 
Original Post Date: 05/04/2017 - 13:48   |   Last Updated: 2017:05:05 11:16:10

Competitors please be aware that the “50 Penalty Rule” will not be enforced at National Eventing Competitions in 2017.As the FEI is testing the “50 Penalty Rule,” The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced to Organizers that they will not be enforcing this rule, which appears in the rulebook under EV141.1 a. 6 and EV142.2 b, by way of a Presidential Modification.
Original Post Date: 02/03/2017 - 15:15   |   Last Updated: 2017:02:09 09:58:56

As the season is picking up in our southern states, many competitors are getting ready to leave the startbox. If you are heading off to your first competition of the year, you have surely remembered to renew your USEA membership and sent in all the necessary paperwork, but have you checked that you are entered in an appropriate division? 
Original Post Date: 01/27/2017 - 15:30   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:27 15:43:02

Original Post Date: 01/13/2017 - 14:16   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:13 14:22:38

Original Post Date: 01/13/2017 - 13:59   |   Last Updated: 2017:07:11 10:17:27

With the first competition of 2017 kicking off this weekend, now is a great time to give yourself a refresher on the rule changes going into effect this season. As a reminder, all members are expected to be familiar with all USEF General Rules and USEF Rules for Eventing. These rule changes, which went into effect on December 1, 2016, are identified in italics.
Original Post Date: 01/04/2017 - 11:08   |   Last Updated: 2017:01:04 09:58:59

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