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The purpose of the Rules & Equipment information is to assist Athletes as well as USEF Dressage Technical Delegates, Judges and Stewards who officiate Dressage classes at any Federation licensed competition. Athletes and Officials must be knowledgable of and in compliance with the with USEF Dressage and General Rules. 

Dressage Divison of the Rulebook 

Annex A - Bits, Saddlery and Equipment

Annex B - USA Dressage Minimum Entry Requirements for CDIs - Effective 12/01/2021

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COVID-19 Updates

Forms and Publications

Rulebook - USEF General & Dressage Rules

The USEF Rulebook is designed to delineate boundaries that create an environment for fair and honest competition within which equestrians can enjoy competing safely, with integrity and respect.

Annex A - Bits, Saddlery and Equipment

UPDATED - June 23, 2022. Annex A is a supplement to the USEF Dressage Rules. All bits/equipment labeled as ‘Pending Review’ are not allowed in USEF/USDF competition until determined otherwise in this Annex. Please refer to FEI Dressage Rules directly for permitted saddlery/equipment in FEI CDIs events. NOTE: New bridle and/or models/configurations and equipment may be approved under our Annex A. However, all existing provisions of DR121, including allowed bridle materials, must additionally be met to be acceptable for competition purposes.

Annex B

USA Dressage Minimum Entry Requirements for CDIs

Dressage Attire and Equipment Booklet

UPDATED May 26, 2022- The purpose of this pamphlet is to assist Exhibitors as well as USEF Dressage Technical Delegates, Dressage Judges and Stewards who officiate Dressage classes at any Federation licensed competition. Exhibitors and Officials must be familiar with USEF Dressage Rules DR120 and DR121 in the current USEF Rule Book. In no way does this booklet supersede the most current USEF Rule Book. There may be updates during the year and all competitors and officials should consult the current Rule Book prior to competing.

USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications

Approved for the 2021 Competition Year

Summary of COVID-19 Modifications Specific to Dressage

Updated July 15, 2020. Summary of USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications Specific to Dressage.

Memo: Presidential Modification to GR 821.1(b) (DRESSAGE COMPETITIONS)

Published January 22, 2021. Presidential Modification regarding Opportunity Classes at USEF Dressage competitions.

Memo: Presidential Modification to GR 821.1(b) (REGULAR COMPETITIONS)

Published January 22, 2021. This memo specifically pertains to Regular Competitions with open Dressage classes and the Presidential Modification regarding Opportunity Classes.

FEI Children Tests at USEF Dressage Competitions

Updated August 28, 2020

DR 206 - European Foal Show Halter Example

Example of European Foal Show Halter – Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Rules (DR 206) Effective September 1, 2020