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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. 

 

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Forms and Publications

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

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.

Annex A - Bits, Saddlery and Equipment

UPDATED - May 13, 2021. 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.

DR 206 - European Foal Show Halter Example

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

Dressage Attire and Equipment Booklet

UPDATED May 1, 2021- 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.

Combined Nosebands Clarification

Clarification to DR121.2 regarding Combined Nosebands

Nose Nets used in National Competition

Effective April 1, 2017, USEF Dressage Rules will allow an approved brand of nose net to be worn in dressage competition in compliance with DR121.9.