2013 Rule Book
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2013 UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION, INC. RULE BOOK
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
THE RULES PUBLISHED HEREIN ARE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2012 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SUPERSEDED BY RULE CHANGES ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OR EXECUTIVE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
Published by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. 4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511 859-258-2472 Fax: 859-231-6662 NOTICE: Text printed in red
indicate a new or revised rule, as of December 1, 2001, 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
The Rules published in this Rule Book are subject to additions or revisions
pursuant to GR150. Please see equestrian and/or the Federation's web site
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
USEF, 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 2012-2013 by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. All rights
reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. These Rules
may be used only by USEF Licensed 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 USEF 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
unlicensed competition or from any unauthorized use of these Rules. The
Federation requests that any unauthorized uses of these Rules be reported to it.