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Rule Book : 2012

Effective 12/1/2011

Includes rule changes approved by the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee through .

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2012 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ARE EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2011 UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED AT THE TIME OF THEIR ENACTMENT AND REMAIN IN EFFECT EXCEPT AS SUPERSEDED BY RULE CHANGES ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AS PUBLISHED IN EQUESTRIAN, THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FEDERATION, AND/OR AS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 here.

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 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 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 2011-2012 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.