The FEI passed rule changes impacting Minimum Eligibility Requirements in November 2020 that go into effect on July 1, 2021. The changes will impact athletes who are uncategorized, “D” and “C” athletes competing at the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-L, and CCI5*-L levels. Please see below for the highlighted changes. The USEF requirements to compete at these levels remain unchanged, but please remember that the USEF requirements must be achieved within 12 months of the competition. These changes will be adopted into the USEF Eventing Rulebook by July 1. See Appendix 3 for qualification requirements.
Questions regarding FEI and USEF qualifications can be submitted to Christina Vaughn at [email protected].
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FEI Rule Change effective July 1, 2021:
520.1 Athletes not yet categorized at the level of the Competition
For Athletes not yet categorized at the level of the Competition the Minimum Eligibility Requirements must be achieved as a combination according to the following table:
Short format: incl. MER obtained as per NF Requirement
CCI2*-S | All Athletes | NF requirements only
CCI3*-S | Uncategorized Athletes | 1 CCI2*-S
CCI3*-S | D Athletes | NF requirements only
CCI4*-S | Uncategorized or D or C Athletes | 3 CCI3*-S
Long format: incl. MER obtained as per NF Requirements
CCI2*-L | All Athletes | NF requirements only
CCI3*-L | Uncategorized Athletes | 2 CCI3*-S and ( 1 CCI2*-L or 1 CCI3*-S )
CCI3*-L | D Athletes | 1 CCI3*-S or 1 CCI2*-L
CCI4*-L | Uncategorized or D or C Athletes | 2 CCI3*-L and 1 CCI4*-S
CCI5*-L | Uncategorized or D or C Athletes | 2 CCI4*-L and 3 CCI4*-S
CCI5*-L | B Athletes | 1 CCI4*-L and 3 CCI4*-S
All FEI Eventing Rule Changes can be found here.
If you have any questions concerning qualifications, please email Christina Vaughn at [email protected].
Being spontaneous has paid off for Kevin Keane and Sportsfield Candy. “I bought him on a Wednesday and showed him on a Thursday,” Keane recalls about his first event with his Irish Sport Horse gelding, then 9 years old, at Plantation Field Horse Trials (Unionville, Pennsylvania) in September 2016. “I owned him for part of a day, and the next morning I showed up at a CCI and jogged him up for a two-star, and we went clean and clean and clean.”
THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation announces the appointment of long-term US Equestrian employee Hallye Griffin as Director of FEI Sport. Griffin will assume the duties of former Director of FEI/High-Performance Sport, Graeme Thom, who has chosen to step away from his role to attend to personal matters.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is thrilled to announce that Sidelines Magazine will not only be returning as a “Media Partner of U.S. Eventing,” but they will also be supporting the Association as a “Contributing Level Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program” and a “Prize Level Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships.” Sidelines Magazine will give the USEA additional promotion and exposure through their printed and digital media products, while also providing prizes for participants at the AEC and EA21 clinics.