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Rule Book : Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The following list of proposed rule changes is updated regularly. It is organized by rule reference. Click on the Tracking ID to view a PDF report.

Deadline for members to submit proposed rule changes to be considered by the Board of Directors at the 2016 Annual Meeting is June 1st. Deadline for committees and affiliates to submit a proposed rule change is September 1st.  The current form for submission of rule changes is available as an on-line form.

Any rule changes approved at Board of Director meetings are published on  our web site.   The appropriate sections of the rule book will be updated on the effective date of new rules.

Current members of USEF are encouraged to comment on any of the rule change proposals.

Where applicable, linked rule changes are grouped together.

Tracking # Rule Reference Web Comments
447-15 WD 102.2 participation
525-15 WD 103.3 walk
526-15 WD 104.5
517-15 WD 105 lope
135-15 WD 106.1 saddle gait
451-15 WD 113.2 lateral movements
448-15 WD 114.1 turn on the haunches/forehand
453-15 WD 118.2 position and aids of the rider
118-15 WD 119.1 tack and attire
120-15 WD 120.1 permitted tack
117-15 WD 121 illegal equipment
504-15 WD 125 jog
450-15 WD 130 western musical freestyle


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