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Situations occasionally arise where a competitor may wish to lodge an inquiry or a protest. Are you aware of the rules that govern this process? Read on below for rule EV 118: Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. EV118 Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals
Original Post Date: 09/05/2018 - 08:16   |   Last Updated: 2018:09:05 08:16:44

One of the tenets of the USEA Mission is to promote the safety and welfare of both horse and rider in the sport of eventing. As part of that effort, the USEA formed the Cross-Country Safety Task Force in 2014 underneath the umbrella of the Safety Committee to examine and improve cross-country obstacle and design safety. The Task Force was later turned into a permanent Subcommittee of the USEA.
Original Post Date: 07/06/2018 - 08:32   |   Last Updated: 2018:07:06 16:44:21

For 2018, the Fédération Équestre Interationale (FEI) created a new personnel category called Permitted Equine Therapists (PETs) who are allowed to perform “Restricted Therapies” at FEI competitions. These restricted therapies include electrical current devices (e.g. TENS machines, NMES and H-wave); therapeutic ultrasound therapy; vacuum therapy; and physical therapies (e.g.
Original Post Date: 07/03/2018 - 13:09   |   Last Updated: 2018:07:03 13:09:23

Original Post Date: 03/13/2018 - 16:09   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:13 16:09:16

Original Post Date: 03/13/2018 - 12:48   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:13 12:48:51

While 2018 season is getting underway in the southern states, many competitors are getting ready to leave the start box for the first time this year while others are still planning out their goals for the season. Part of the goal-planning process is making sure you achieve the necessary qualifications to achieve those goals, so we’re taking a look at Appendix 3 in this rule refresher. Appendix 3, Participation in Horse Trials, defines the requirements for different divisions and the qualifications necessary for each level.
Original Post Date: 01/23/2018 - 08:28   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:23 08:28:19

The first competitors of 2018 left the start box this past weekend, which makes this a perfect time to brush up on the changes to the USEF Rules for Eventing which went into effect on December 1, 2017.
Original Post Date: 01/16/2018 - 14:39   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:16 15:14:19

Due to the recent news regarding positive test results of samples collected from three Eventing Riders competing in the CIC3* at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3- Day Event this past November in Reddick, Florida; the ERA of NA strongly suggests all equestrian athletes (and their support personnel) competing in any FEI competitions, regardless of the level, familiarize themselves with WADA Rules and Policies. More information can be found at 
Original Post Date: 01/09/2018 - 13:51   |   Last Updated: 2018:01:09 13:51:46

The US Equestrian Federation released the following official horse welfare and safety penalty guidelines. This is in follow up to the announcement at the USEF Mid-Year Board Meeting last month. They can also be viewed online at US Equestrian.Introduction
Original Post Date: 08/21/2017 - 08:53   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:21 08:54:03

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has officially released an online test and certification for eventing safety coordinators. In accordance with United States Equestrian's (USEF) Rules for Eventing rule EV113 (4) all competitions are required to have a safety coordinator “who shall be responsible for the establishment and coordination of medical services.” For several years members of the USEA Safety Committee have been looking for ways to ensure that designated safety coordinators fully understand the responsibilities of the job.
Original Post Date: 08/10/2017 - 08:37   |   Last Updated: 2017:08:10 08:37:20


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