In November 2017 United States Equestrian (USEF) released the new 2018 dressage tests for eventing. Since the beginning of the competition year on December 1, 2017 those tests have been in use. In the early months of the competition season it was noted by organizers utilizing the Preliminary Test B, Intermediate Test B, and Advanced Test B that the approximate times on those tests were listed incorrectly. The USEF has since confirmed that point and has provided the United States Eventing Association with corrected times.
The new approximate times are as follows: for the 2018 USEF Preliminary Test B the approximate time is 4:45, for the 2018 USEF Intermediate Test B the approximate time is 6:00, and for the 2018 USEF Advanced Test B the approximate time is 6:00.
All tests have been updated and can be viewed by clicking here.
If there is one type of horse that has stood the test of time in the eventing community, it is the off-the-track Thoroughbred. While breeds such as the Irish Sport Horse and Warmblood types have grown in prominence, OTTBs still seem to outnumber them, and many riders at the upper echelons of the sport agree there is no horse better than a promising OTTB.
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US Equestrian (USEF) has updated the USEF Rules for Eventing with the extraordinary rule changes passed at their Annual Meeting last week. These rule changes are effective as of January 1, 2019.
From professionals to amateurs, the Hylofit USEA Classic Series offers something for everyone. To some, Classic Series events are the pinnacle of their careers, as completing a classic long-format event at any level is quite an achievement.