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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

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

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