Tag: Rule Refresher

Jun 17, 2019

Rule Refresher: The Dressage Test

The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.

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May 27, 2019 Rules

Rule Refresher: Introduction to Horse Trials

Dressage, cross-country, and show jumping – the three phases that make up the sport of eventing. Whether you’re new to eventing or have been a competitor in the sport for many years, it is important to be familiar with the purpose and intent of each of the three phases and the rules by which a winner is selected.

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Mar 10, 2019 Rules

Rule Refresher: Declaring Amateur Status

Each rider is required to declare their professional or amateur status upon renewing their USEA membership each year. But what exactly are the definitions of amateur and professional?

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Feb 11, 2019 Rules

Rule Refresher: FEI Rule Changes for 2019

Make sure you start your FEI season off on the right foot by refreshing your memory of the changes to the FEI Eventing Rules for 2019 that were approved at the 2018 FEI General Assembly in November.

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Feb 05, 2019 Rules

Rule Refresher: Qualifications for Horse Trials

The best way to ensure a successful start to the season is to make sure you achieve the necessary qualifications to achieve the goals you set for the year. To help you prepare, we are taking a look at Appendix 3 – Participation in Horse Trials.

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Sep 05, 2018 Rules

Rule Refresher: Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals

Situations occasionally arise where a competitor may wish to lodge an inquiry or a protest. Are you aware of the rules that govern this process? Read on below for rule EV 118: Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA.

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Jul 06, 2018 Rules

Rule Refresher: Mandatory Frangible Devices

One of the tenets of the USEA Mission is to promote the safety and welfare of both horse and rider in the sport of eventing. As part of that effort, the USEA formed the Cross-Country Safety Task Force in 2014 underneath the umbrella of the Safety Committee to examine and improve cross-country obstacle and design safety.

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Jul 03, 2018 Rules

Rule Refresher: Permitted Equine Therapists

For 2018, the Fédération Équestre Interationale (FEI) created a new personnel category called Permitted Equine Therapists (PETs) who are allowed to perform “Restricted Therapies” at FEI competitions.

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Jan 23, 2018 Rules

Rule Refresher: Am I Qualified?

While 2018 season is getting underway in the southern states, many competitors are getting ready to leave the start box for the first time this year while others are still planning out their goals for the season. Part of the goal-planning process is making sure you achieve the necessary qualifications to achieve those goals, so we’re taking a look at Appendix 3 in this rule refresher.

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Jan 16, 2018 Rules

Get to Know the New USEF Bit Annex

The first competitors of 2018 left the start box this past weekend, which makes this a perfect time to brush up on the changes to the USEF Rules for Eventing which went into effect on December 1, 2017.

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Nov 27, 2017 Rules

Rule Refresher: Disqualification

Disqualification from competition can occur for a number of reasons, so make sure you’re familiar with the different ways in which a rider can be disqualified to avoid making a costly mistake! Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. 

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