USEF Rule Changes

Beginning in 2019, USEF changed the process for submitting rule change proposals and feedback. USDF will be actively seeking member feedback on rule change proposals already in the USEF “system” as well as rule change proposals that are in “draft” form, allowing members the opportunity to provide feedback at the very early stages of the process.

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

You can view rule changes that are approved by the US Equestrian Board of Directors during their meetings. Click here for a summary of approved rule changes that are DR specific. The complete USEF Rulebook can be found here.

Below are active rule change proposals already in the USEF system. Feedback may be provided to USDF by clicking “Feedback” on each specific rule change.

The deadline to submit feedback for these rule change proposals is April 5, 2020.

Tracking # Rule Reference Rule Description View Proposal Provide Feedback
353-19 GR 314 Mileage dressage sport horse breeding View Feedback
135-19 GR 315 Mileage Exemption mileage exemption View Feedback
112-19 GR 315.4 Mileage Exemption mileage exemption View Feedback
128-19 GR 411 Conditions For Therapeutic Administrations of Prohibited Substances therapeutic administration of prohibited substances View Feedback
127-19 GR 414 Prohibited Practices bisphosphonates View Feedback
124-19 GR 702.1 Violations violations View Feedback
137-19 GR 801 Dress competition numbers View Feedback
113-19 GR 821.2 Opportunity Classes opportunity classes - dressage View Feedback
126-19 GR 846 Accident Preparedness Plan isolation protocol View Feedback
146-19 GR 10 Duties Duties Attachments: Draft 2 View Feedback
079-19 GR 1004.1 General general rules View Feedback
354-19 GR 1009 Recorded Judge recorded judge View Feedback
115-19 GR 1034.4 Stewards and Technical Delegates stewards and technical delegates View Feedback
116-19 GR 1102 Horse Recordings horse recordings View Feedback
122-19 GR 1105 GR1105, GR1106, and GR1107 transfer of ownership View Feedback
125-19 GR 1202 GR1202 & GR1203 safe sport training View Feedback
134-19 GR 1202 Manager safe sport View Feedback
357-19 GR 1305 Eliminations & Withdrawal from Classes & Competition qualifying and championship classes View Feedback
144-19 GR 1306 Professional/Amateur Status professional/amateur status View Feedback
318-19 DR 121.13 Saddlery and Equipment saddlery and equipment View Feedback
319-19 DR 127.8 USEF/USDF Qualifying and Championship Classes and USEF/USDF National Championships for Dressage qualifying and championship classes View Feedback
320-19 DR 128.3 USEF National Championships qualifying and championship classes View Feedback
299-19 DR 105.6 The Canter change of lead View Feedback
300-19 DR 106.4 The Rein Back rein back View Feedback
301-19 DR 112.9 The Pirouette, The Half-pirouette, The Quarter-pirouette, The Working Pirouette, The Working Half-pirouette, The Turn on the Haunches. working pirouette View Feedback
302-19 DR 117.5 The Position and Aids of the Rider dispensation/classification certificate View Feedback
303-19 DR 118.5 Tests for Dressage Competitions tests View Feedback
058-19 DR 119.2 DR 119.2 equivalent tests View Feedback
294-19 DR 119.3 Participation in Dressage Competitions Youth Divisions View Feedback
286-19 DR 119.8 Participation in Dressage Competitions CDI requirements Attachments: Annex B - Dressage View Feedback
304-19 DR 119.11 Participation in Dressage Competitions dispensation/classification certificates View Feedback
305-19 DR 120.12 Dress dispensation/classification certificates View Feedback
296-19 DR 120.16 Dress electronic devices View Feedback
282-19 DR 121 Saddlery and Equipment saddlery and equipment Attachments: DR121 View Feedback
306-19 DR 121.1 Saddlery and Equipment dispensation/classification certificates View Feedback
297-19 DR 121.4 Saddlery and Equipment saddlery and equipment View Feedback
307-19 DR 121.5 Saddlery and Equipment bridles View Feedback
141-19 DR 121.7 Saddlery and Equipment earmuffs View Feedback
295-19 DR 121.20 Saddlery and Equipment kicking chains View Feedback
027-19 DR 122 Execution and Judging of Tests whip View Feedback
308-19 DR 122.1 Execution and Judging of Tests dispensation/classification certificates View Feedback
309-19 DR 122.5 Execution and Judging of Tests errors View Feedback
310-19 DR 122.9 Execution and Judging of Tests collective marks View Feedback
312-19 DR 123.1 "Scoring Classification and Prize-Giving" View Feedback
311-19 DR 123.6 "Scoring Classification and Prize-Giving" View Feedback
313-19 DR 123.11 "Scoring Classification and Prize-Giving" View Feedback
314-19 DR 124.2 Elimination errors View Feedback
284-19 DR 126.1 Requirements for Dressage Competition Management tack inspections View Feedback
285-19 DR 126.1 Requirements for Dressage Competition Management exercise and training areas View Feedback
315-19 DR 126.1 Requirements for Dressage Competition Management dispensation/classification certificates View Feedback
316-19 DR 127.9 Musical Freestyle Ride musical freestyle View Feedback
288-19 DR 133.1 Dressage Seat Equitation numbers View Feedback
298-19 DR 133.1 Dressage Seat Equitation dressage seat equitation View Feedback
283-19 DR 135 Pony Measurement measurement View Feedback
287-19 DR 203.7 DR 203 & DR204 sport horse breeding View Feedback
317-19 DR 206.2 Equipment and Turn Out halters View Feedback

The complete list of all approved and current active proposed USEF rules changes can be viewed on the USEF website through the link below.  Questions regarding USEF rules can be directed here.

Active USEF Rule Changes