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].

Jun 17, 2021 Sponsor

The Jockey Club Returns to Sponsor AEC, YEH, and FEH

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is delighted to announce the renewed partnership with The Jockey Club as a Silver Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The Jockey Club will award Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) prizes in all AEC divisions that include a cooler, ribbon, and prize money for every T.I.P. Champion and T.I.P. Reserve Champion. This year’s AEC will be held on August 31- September 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jun 17, 2021 Future Event Horse

Get Qualified For The FEH Championships!

The qualifying competitions for the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships have been taking place across the country all winter and spring, but there is still plenty of time this summer to qualify for the Championships in the fall. With more than a dozen qualifiers still left on the FEH calendar, owners and breeders should take advantage of the available opportunities.

Jun 16, 2021 Interscholastic

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Organize an IEL Team Challenge

The new USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year, and the 2021 calendar has an impressive total of 47 events hosting an IEL team challenge. With many IEL members aiming to compete in events that only host a team challenge, an organizer needs to be fully prepared for what to expect.

Jun 15, 2021 Grants

Rebecca Broussard International and National Developing Riders' Grants

2021 will be the last year the Rebecca Broussard International and National Developing Riders’ Grants will be offered. The committee would like to thank Jerome Broussard and the entire Broussard family for supporting these valuable grants for so many years.

Interviews for this year’s International and National Developing Rider’s Grants will be held at The Event at Rebecca Farm and will be limited to riders entered in both the CCI4*-L and the CCI4*-S. For those riders entered, please sign up for your interview at the show office upon arrival. Interviews will take place Tuesday through Thursday before your dressage tests.

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