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.
All USDF members are encouraged to review active rule change proposals and provide feedback in the form provided on the USEF website.
Deadline for members to submit proposed rule changes to be considered by the Board of Directors at the 2018 US Equestrian Annual Meeting is June 1st. Deadline for committees and affiliates to submit a proposed rule change is September 1st.
Rule change proposal form http://prc.usef.org/login.aspx
Official updates to legal equipment (effective June 1,2017) now available on the USEF website. View Annex A here.
Below is a list of rule changes that were approved January 14, 2017 and pertain to dressage riders. For a complete list of approved rule changes click here.
Questions regarding USEF rules can be directed here.
|Download the Complete List of Approved Rule Changes by Rule Reference|
|Tracking #||Rule Reference||Description||Effective Date||Page #|
|303-16||DR 111.3||Work on Two Tracks and The Lateral Movements- Renvers||4/1/2017||252|
|116-16||DR 121.2||Saddlery and Equipment- Crescent noseband||2/1/2017||253|
|115-16||DR 121.4||Saddlery and Equipment - Crescent noseband||2/1/2017||254|
|308-16||DR 121.7||Saddlery and Equipment - Ver Tag||4/1/2017||255|
|309-16||DR 121.9||Saddlery and Equipment - Nose nets||4/1/2017||256|
|257-16||DR 125.7||Competition Licensing and Officials - Items to be reported||4/1/2017||257|
|311-16||DR 126.0||Requirements for Dressage Competition Management -Judge requirements for young Horse Championship classes||4/1/2017||259|
|312-16||DR 126.3||Requirements for Dressage Competition Management - Sound System for Freestyle Classes||12/1/2017||261|
|314-16||DR 129.6||Musical Freestyle- sound system requirements||12/1/2017||263|
|315-16||DR 129.9||Musical Freestyle - Eligibility verification||4/1/2017||264|
|318-16||DR 135.17||Pony Measurement - USDF clinics||12/1/2017||265|
|317-16||DR 203.17||Definitions- Stallion||12/1/2017||266|
|404-16||GR 201||Membership Requirements Farm/Business||12/1/2017||17|
|216-16||GR 202||Membership - Discipline||12/1/2017||21|
|348-16||GR 839||Cruelty and Abuse||12/1/2017||38|
|349-16||GR 843||Horse/Pony Collapse||12/1/2017||43|
|347-16||GR 844||Mandatory Necropsy||12/1/2017||46|
|381-16||GR 845||Safety Preparedness||12/1/2017||51|
|021-16||GR 1038||Conflict of interest||4/1/2017||83|
|371-16||GR 1049.3||Dressage Judge continuing education||12/1/2017||88|
|373-16||GR 1051||Dressage Technical Delegates Continuing Education||12/1/2017||90|