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].

Sep 26, 2021 Future Event Horse

Wise Heraldik Breaker and Wise Totilas Simparita Rise to the Top at USEA FEH East Coast Championships

The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships concluded Sunday, October 26 with a spectacular showing by the 2-year-olds and yearlings at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Seven fillies and eight colts were presented to judges Robin Walker and Lori Hoos in the FEH 2-Year-Old Championship, while the FEH Yearling Championship was composed of seven fillies and three colts. Both divisions were divided into fillies and colts sections for placing, in addition to overall division champion.

Sep 26, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: The Champions of Area I Championships

From Washington to Vermont, Championships were held on both coasts over the September 18-19 weekend. The Area I Championships took place at the GMHA September Horse Trials in South Woodstock, Vermont where over 60 pairs battled it out for the champion title. The organizers of the Area I Championships would like to thank Essex Equine Inc. for serving as the official pinny sponsors and North Bridge Equine for being the start box sponsor! Flatlandsfoto was the prize sponsor for the championship divisions, as well as the event’s official photographer. Following the weekend’s festivities, we chatted with some of the newly minted champions to share their thoughts on the weekend and their performance overall.

Sep 26, 2021 Future Event Horse

Wise Ravissant Du Defey and Miss Roxy Awarded Top Honors on Day One of USEA FEH East Coast Championships

The first of the USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Champions were crowned today at the FEH East Coast Championships held at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Eight colts and fillies were presented to judges Robin Walker and Lori Hoos in the FEH 4-year-old Championship, while the 3-year-old division was split into two sections: a FEH 4-year-old Colt Championship consisting of eight colts, and a FEH 4-year-old Filly Championship consisting of ten fillies.

Sep 25, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area VII Champions Conquer Rainy Weather and Championship Courses

The Area VII Championships were one of three Area Championships to run over the weekend of September 18-19. The Aspen Farms Horse Trials of Yelm, Washington was host to the over 150 combinations who qualified for the Area VII year-end Championships presented by Tin Men Supply. With ten Championship divisions running over the course of the weekend, the team of staff and volunteers putting on the event were quite busy ensuring that the Championship atmosphere was top-notch!

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