Feb 27, 2022

Important Update: Clarification Regarding Judging of the 2022 USEF Novice Test B

In an attempt to create a clear picture for consistent scoring amongst judges, the following clarification has been made by the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee regarding the 2022 USEF Novice Test B dressage test for eventing. This clarification is effective immediately.

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Feb 02, 2022 Dressage Tests

Behind-the-Scenes of the New 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests with Liz Halliday-Sharp and Ride iQ

Following the rollout of the new 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests, USEA Educational Collaborator Ride iQ spoke with international eventer and USEA 2020 Rider of the Year Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp, who played a large part in the development of the tests, to hear her perspective about the new tests and her experience developing them. Halliday-Sharp was a member of the committee who worked tirelessly to write tests that are efficient, flowing, and hopefully well-received by organizers and riders alike.

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Jan 13, 2022 Convention

VIDEO: Run Through the New 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests with Marilyn Payne

Marilyn Payne, chair of the Test Writing Task Force, presented the 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her session, Payne discussed reasonings behind certain movements, updates for clarity that were being made (updated tests have since been published and may be reviewed here), and even shared video demonstrations of certain tests to help attendees get a better understanding of what to expect this competition season. Watch Payne's presentations from Convention below:

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Jan 06, 2022 Dressage Tests

Updates to 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests

During the presentation of the 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, changes were discussed to help further clarify the movement requirements in the tests. Marilyn Payne, chair of the Test Writing Task Force, worked with the USEF to clarify the language used within the movements, without substantive changes to the movements themselves.

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Sep 17, 2021 Dressage Tests

2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests Available Now!

US Equestrian (USEF) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) have announced the publication of the new 2022 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests for Beginner Novice through Advanced which will be used from December 1, 2021 through November 30, 2025.

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Aug 31, 2020 Education

USEA Podcast #265: Down the Centerline

Nicole Brown is joined this week on the USEA Podcast by Marilyn Payne, who was the President of the Ground Jury at the 2016 Olympics, is a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, and has officiated at major championships all over the world, and Irish five-star eventer Sam Watson, who has represented Ireland at three FEI World Equestrian Games, to discuss ways you can improve your performance in the dressage ring.

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Dec 14, 2019 Convention

VIDEO: The New FEI Dressage Tests Demystified

All the FEI levels from CCI2* to CCI5* will have new dressage tests in 2020. FEI Judge Marilyn Payne discusses the new 2020 FEI dressage tests for 2020, focusing on the key movements in each test. There are several changes and new movements that have not been used before - Payne explains the new figures and what criteria the judges will be basing their scores on.

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Jul 12, 2019 Dressage Tests

PODCAST: Ride Your Best Dressage Test

This week's episode features USEF "S" and FEI Level II eventing judge Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride and FEI and Grand Prix dressage judge Christian Landolt sharing their tips and tricks for how to get the most out of your dressage test, including common mistakes they see and ways to squeeze out a few extra points.

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Apr 10, 2019 Dressage Tests

VIDEO: Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training Dressage Tests

As April showers bring May flowers, the spring eventing season has gotten well underway all across the country. What better time to brush up on your dressage tests than the start of a new season? Thanks to Eventing Training Online, we have videos of all lower level dressage tests, complete with movements and directives, available to help you get ready to put those tests into action.

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Apr 02, 2018 Association News

Approximate Time Correction for 2018 USEF Dressage Tests for Eventing

In November 2017 United States Equestrian (USEF) released the new 2018 dressage tests for eventing. Since the beginning of the competition year on December 1, 2017 those tests have been in use. In the early months of the competition season it was noted by organizers utilizing the Preliminary Test B, Intermediate Test B, and Advanced Test B that the approximate times on those tests were listed incorrectly.asso

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Jan 19, 2018 Dressage Tests

Decoding the 2018 Dressage Tests

Every few years the USEF releases new dressage tests for eventing and 2018 marked the year in the cycle for new tests. FEI 4* Eventing Judge, Marilyn Payne, led the committee charged with designing the 2018 tests, shares some of the insight of why certain movements were incorporated into the new tests.

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