Usef Dressage Legal Bits

There are strict rules about what is considered an acceptable part of dressage under USEF regulations, while other equestrian disciplines vary in what is considered acceptable. The USEF regulations for the Jumper Division have no specifications for the pieces, while the regulations for the Hunter Division only mention in passing what is allowed. If you invest in equestrian equipment, it is worth buying legal equipment in the discipline in which you want to ride or in which you want to ride. Part of responsible horse stewardship is considering the ethical aspect of choosing the right equipment, as well as what is allowed by USEF regulations and what is best for your horse. Flange drills These are the same as the flange parts allowed for lower-level dressing, with the addition of rotating drills with rotating centerpieces and loop rings. b. A double flange with Cavesson nose band, i.e. a bridle and curb strands with pavement chain (metal or leather or overalls), is allowed for some tests. The cover of the sidewalk chain can be leather, rubber or sheepskin. Do you want to change the orientation of your horse for the new season? Be sure to read the rules to familiarize yourself with what is acceptable for each step.

In this month`s regular recall, we emphasize acceptable grip for dressage. The text was taken directly from the USEF`s rules of versatility, with emphasis added by USEA. The Jägerring allows flanges, pelhams or complete flanges. The judge has the right to punish, but not eliminate, a hunter`s gag or kimberwick among other unconventional bridles, pelhams or complete bridles. Three ring bits, gags (other than a hunter`s gag) and other similar pieces are considered illegal for the hunting ring under USEF regulations. e. A chest plate may be used. For drawings of authorized nose tips and strips, see Appendix 1 on the Association for Approved Bits for National Competitions website. The bits allowed for a particular test are specified for each test.

Other considerations Mouthpieces should be smooth with a solid surface. This means that any twisted thread or bit is considered illegal. Only one rolling piece is allowed on a mouthpiece. The tips can be made of flexible rubber or covered with rubber or plastic. However, they cannot be modified by the addition of other materials and must match the contours of a traditional flange described in the lists above. If a double-articulated dentition or flange is shaped with a rotating mouthpiece to allow relief of the tongue, the maximum height of the deviation is 30 mm, and the widest part of the deviation in the shape of the wick must be above the tongue so that the tongue is pressure-free and has a minimum width of 30 mm. The center link of a double-jointed mouthpiece may be aligned differently from the mouthpiece, but must have rounded edges. For all horses, the diameter of the rings or jaws must be at least 10 mm.

Gags and hackamores are allowed for cross-country as well as other unconventional types of bits. In the dressing phase, flange parts made of metal, leather, plastic or rubber are allowed. No bit guards are allowed. Double flanges with Cavesson nasal bands are allowed for some tests. The dressage regulations are very extensive for authorized and unauthorized parties in dressage. The level at which you compete has a lot to do with what is considered acceptable or allowed. In addition to Appendix A, an update to the dressage outfit and equipment booklet was also published. The purpose of this brochure is to assist exhibitors as well as USEF technical dressage delegates and dressage judges who conduct dressage courses at any competition authorized by the association. Illustrations in the Dressage and Equipment booklet have been provided to indicate what makes a particular piece of equipment or clothing permitted or prohibited in Federation dressage courses. There are no specifications for acceptable tips under the USEF Jumper Regulations, but there are guidelines for the use of traction reins and martingales. The decision as to which wick works best for your individual horse should be made in consultation with an experienced trainer and trainer. Understanding how teeth behave is only wise for the driver.

Dressage from the middle to the next levelIn the dressage of the third and fourth levels, a double bridle is optional. The RDI test requires the bit types listed in this section. For double flanges, there is both bridoon (a flange used with a curb bit to form a double flange) and sidewalk strands to consider. If so, you`re not alone. Whether you are an official, commissioner or competitor, there is confusion about what is legal and allowed in national competitions. The USEF Technical Eventing Committee argued that eventing in the United States must follow the FEI`s eventing rules, which in turn follow the FEI`s dressage rules. As we have seen, the rules can change during a given R&D&I year! The FEI does NOT recognize the little belligerent as legal, according to emails sent last year to Axel Steiner, Janine Malone and eventually Linda Zang who followed this issue. That`s what our USEF National Dressage Rules do. Conversely, the FEI now allows the KK flange with the small vertical disc in the middle of the roller piece, but not the USEF National Dressage Committee. The FEI also does not authorize Dr.

Bristol. The dressage and eventing disciplines allow Dr. Bristol in our US national competitions My suggestion is that for USEF national eventing competitions, we accept the same parts that USEF national dressage competitions do to keep things simple. After all, the majority of our members do not participate in FEI competitions, but they transcend discussions at the national level. Once participants participate in an international eventing competition, it is hoped that they know the rules or at least consult someone who does. I`d be interested to know how competitors feel. The complete USEF dressage rules can be found on the USEF website here. The Rules and Equipment section of the USEF dressage website is the official place to post updates on DR121 regarding legal or illegal parts and equipment for dressage competitions based on FEI decisions and submissions for approval to the USEF Dressage Division. In addition, participants are reminded to regularly review Appendix A throughout the competition year for updates on items and equipment. Questions regarding Appendix A and DR121 dressage should be directed to Lauren Moore, Director of Sport Management Administration, or [email protected].

1. The nose must be made entirely of leather or leather, with the exception of a small sheepskin disc, which may be used at the intersection of the two leather straps of a crossed nose strip. Regardless of the level at which a horse competes, its veterinary team is at the forefront of most decisions about its career and well-being. Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has been working with equestrian athletes for over two decades. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in 2001, she worked in private practice with a specialization in sports medicine and pre-purchase exams until she joined the team at Penn Vet`s New Bolton Center Field Service in 2013. Located in the heart of the Zone II event scene, the team offers ambulatory services in the region where several Olympians live. The United States Eventing Association (USA) is proud to announce the young athletes selected for the Emerging Athletes 21 (EA21) National Camp once the EA21 Regional Clinics are completed. Twelve runners have been admitted to each of the five EA21 regional clinics taught by USEA`s Eventing Coach (ECP) instructors, and now runners from the regional clinics have been selected to participate in the first EA21 national camp this winter. Lisa Pragg is a busy woman, but between her normal day job and her own impeccable 19-year-old thoroughbred, she always makes a point of volunteering – both at horse trials and as a volunteer firefighter. Pragg understands the importance of volunteers in the eventing community and makes sure it comes back whenever possible as a fair gesture. Lower dressage A bridle exercise is required for all tests and classes of the second and lower level. A flange drill is optional in the third and fourth stage tests.