May 10, 2021

2021 FEI MER Changes effective July 1

By USEF - Press Release

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].

Please remember to submit your FEI entries through the USEF FEI Entry Portal by the Definite Entry Date. This memo has complete details. Stay up to date on FEI competitions by bookmarking the U.S. FEI Competitions page.

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].

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