Each year the USEA opens up the opportunity for membership to weigh in on rule change proposals applicable to the sport of eventing and now is the time for our membership to weigh in on rule change proposals for the 2025 competition year.
As a reminder, all rules for eventing are under the jurisdiction of the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) only has the ability to put forth rule changes proposals for consideration by the USEF.
The online eventing rule change proposal comment portal is now open and the USEA encourages all members to participate in providing feedback on the 2023 rule change proposals for the 2025 competition year. You can access the fully outlined material regarding each rule change proposal here.
The comment period ends on December, 11, 2023, so be sure to submit your survey before that date.
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