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General rules can be found on the USEF website

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February 12, 2013
The following rules were approved by the USEF on January 19, 2013 and will go in effect on December 1, 2013 for the 2014 competition season. Full documentation of rule changes is available here. 
January 16, 2013
Lexington, KY - Due to significant changes and reformatting of the FEI Eventing Rules in 2013, the USEF Eventing Department has sought to clarify and explain these revamped rules. Among the most significant changes are the FEI Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) for horses and athletes.
December 17, 2012
Representatives from the Event Riders Association met with Giuseppe Della Chiesa, Chair of the FEI Eventing Committee, and Catrin Norinder, FEI Director Eventing & Olympic in London (GBR) on 6 December 2012 to talk through changes to the FEI Eventing Rules that will be implemented from 1 January 2013. The meeting was designed as a clarification exercise and as an opportunity to discuss the motivation behind the Eventing rule changes for 2013. Athlete Categorisation and Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) were two of the key points of discussion.
November 21, 2012
The FEI has received various inquiries about the rationale for, and the effect of, the new Unsanctioned Event rule in Articles 113 and 156 of the FEI General Regulations. For the rationale, please see the attached Appendix which was provided to National Federations along with the proposed rule change back in July 2012 (please note that the attached Appendix contains a revised definition, taking into account National Federations comments received during the consultation period and ultimately approved by the General Assembly) It explains the need and reason for the rule in detail.


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