The USEA has developed a rule change proposal schedule for the 2023 eventing season in an effort to keep the membership better informed about the process. As a reminder, all rules for eventing are under the jurisdiction of the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the U.S. Eventing Association (USEA) only has the ability to put forth rule changes proposals for consideration by the USEF.
The following schedule was developed by the USEA and approved by the USEA Executive Committee as welll as the Competition, Calendar, and Rules Committee and the Area Affairs Committee. Any rule change proposals meeting these deadlines will follow the USEF’s process for 2023 rule change submissions.
Each year a similar schedule and actions will be enacted by the USEA for the membership, USEA Committees, and USEA Area Councils to review and provide input on the USEA’s rule proposal review and submission process.
General Rule* Change Proposal Schedule for USEA
Eventing Rule* Change Proposal Schedule for USEA
Questions about rule change proposals or the USEF Rules For Eventing? Email Sharon Gallagher, USEA Senior Director of Competitions, at [email protected].
* The USEF Rule Book for equestrian sport currently consists of General Rules (GR) that appear in chapters 1-13 of the USEF Rule Book and specific breed and discipline rules. General Rules typically impact all equestrian sports, though if a conflict exists with sport and breed specific rules in most cases the sport or breed specific rules can take precedence over the General Rules. In the case of the sport of eventing, the Eventing (EV) Division Chapter of the Rule Book is dedicated solely to the sport of eventing. These rules are modeled after the original Rule Book for the sport of Combined Training first created by the USEA (formerly USCTA) in 1960.
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The great football coach Vince Lombardi said, “We win our games in practice.” With the goal of having the most effective practices possible for horses, their riders, and their coaches, Cathy Wieschhoff explains some signs that can indicate when horse and rider should repeat an exercise, switch it up, or be done with that activity. Wieschhoff brings perspective as a five-star rider that has competed at the Kentucky Three-Day Event and Burghley Horse Trials, a USEF “R” Course Designer for eventing cross-country and show jumping, a former Area VIII chair and member of the USEA Board of Governors, and a Level V USEA ECP Certified Coach based out of Carriage Station Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
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