USEF Rule Changes

As part of our ongoing effort to educate members, USDF is dedicated to making this rule page a resource for information on new rules, the rule proposal process, approval process, and other helpful information regarding rules affecting dressage.

The deadline for members to submit proposed rule changes to be considered by the Board of Directors at the 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting is June 1, 2018. The deadline for committees and affiliates to submit a proposed rule change is September 1, 2018.

All USDF members are encouraged to review active rule change proposals and provide feedback.

Rule change proposal form

For a complete list of currently active proposed USEF rule changes by category click here. Questions regarding USEF rules can be directed here.

Tracking #Rule ReferenceDescription
136-17DR 112.5Execution and Judging of Tests
135-17DR 117.4The Position And Aids Of The Rider
147-17DR 119Participation In Dressage Competitions
146-17DR 119.1Participation In Dressage Competitions
137-17DR 119.4Participation In Dressage Competitions
142-17DR 120.1Dress
140-17DR 120.3Dress
148-17DR 121Saddlery And Equipment
355-17DR 121 Saddlery And Equipment
139-17DR 121Saddlery And Equipment
143-17DR 121.4Saddlery And Equipment
149-17DR 121.7Saddlery And Equipment - Red Ribbon
150-17DR 122.13Execution And Judging Of Tests
151-17DR 123Individual Classification
141-17DR 123.2Scoring, Classification And Prize-Giving
287-17DR 125.4Technical Delegate
144-17DR 126.1Requirements For Dressage Competition Management
207-17DR 127.2Owner
152-17DR 128.4National Championships
138-17DR 129.6Musical Freestyle Ride
273-17DR 138Para Dressage
266-17GR 1302.2Professionals - Participation Requirements
211-17GR 1316.4Helmets In Rider Fall