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Rule Book : 2004

Updated 7/27/04
INDEX
I-XV: GENERAL RULES
XVI-AN: ANDALUSIAN
XVI: ARABIAN
XVII: EVENTING
XVIII: CONNEMARA
XIX: DRESSAGE
XX: DRIVING
XXI: ENDURANCE RIDING

XXII: EQUITATION
FR: FRIESIAN
XXIII: HACKNEY
XXIV: HUNTER DIVISION
XXV: HUNTER BREEDING
XXVI: HUNTER PONY
XXVII: JUMPER
XXVIII: JR. CHILDREN'S HUNTER
XXIX: MORGAN
XXX: NATIONAL SHOW HORSE

XXXI: PARADE
XXXII: PASO FINO
XXXIII: REINING
XXXIV: ROADSTER
XXXV: SADDLEBRED
XXXVI: SHETLAND
XXXVII: VAULTING
XXXVIII: WELSH
XXXIX: WESTERN

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2004 U.S. EQUESTRIAN RULE BOOK

United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
(U.S. Equestrian)

The National Equestrian Federation
of the United States
a member of the

Federation Equestre Internationale and of the United States Olympic Committee.

THIS BOOK SUPERSEDES ALL PREVIOUS EDITIONS

PUBLICATION DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2003

Published by USA Equestrian, Inc.
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Lexington, KY 40511
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THE RULES PUBLISHED HEREIN ARE
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2003 UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
AT THE TIME OF THEIR ENACTMENT
AND REMAIN IN EFFECT EXCEPT AS SUPERSEDED BY
RULE CHANGES ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AS PUBLISHED IN EQUESTRIAN,
THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FEDERATION,
AND/OR AS PUBLISHED ON THE FEDERATION'S WEB SITE AT
www.usef.org
OR BY SUBSEQUENT EDITIONS
OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THE RULE BOOK

NOTICE: Text printed in red and a block () at the beginning of an Article or Chapter indicate a new or revised rule, as of December 1, 2003, unless date otherwise specified. Text printed in any other color denotes a second change to the article with coordinating approval information in the same color. The meeting (BOD for Board of Directors or EC for Executive Committee), meeting date, and effective date are indicated after each new or revised rule. Deleted, as well as added and/or revised text, are reflected in approved changes listed here.

The Rules published in this Rule Book are subject to additions or revisions pursuant to Rule III, Chapter XI of the Rules. Please see EQUESTRIAN and/or the Federation's web site here for any changes subsequent to the publication date of this Rule Book.

While every effort has been made to avoid mistakes in this publication, neither USA Equestrian, nor U.S. Equestrian assumes any liability to anyone for errors or omissions. Corrections and additions are published in EQUESTRIAN and/or on the Federation's web site at www.usef.org.

© Copyright 2003 by USA Equestrian, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. These rules may be used only by U.S. Equestrian Recognized Competitions or with the Federation’s advance written permission. When the Federation Rules are being used at a competition, it is the responsibility of each exhibitor to ascertain that the competition is U.S. Equestrian recognized or that written permission has been given to the competition. The Federation disclaims any responsibility whatsoever, for negligence or otherwise, for any losses, injuries, or other claims arising out of any unrecognized competition or from any unauthorized use of these Rules. The Federation requests that any unauthorized uses of these Rules be reported to it.