Update to Annex A - Bits, Saddlery and Equipment - of the USEF Dressage Rules

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
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US Equestrian (USEF) Dressage has published an update to Annex A, a supplement to DR121 of the USEF Dressage Rules, effective immediately. Annex A can be found on the USEF website under the Dressage Rules & Equipment section.

Important to note are the following:

• All bits/equipment labeled as “Pending Review” in Annex A are not allowed in USEF/USDF competitions until determined otherwise in the Annex.
• Please refer to FEI Dressage Rules directly for permitted saddlery/equipment in FEI CDI events.

Complete USEF Dressage Rules can be found on the USEF website here. The Dressage Rules & Equipment section of the USEF website will be the official place for posting updates to DR121 regarding legal or illegal bits and equipment for dressage competition based upon FEI rulings and submissions for approval to the USEF dressage department. Additionally, competitors are reminded to periodically review Annex A for updates regarding bits and equipment throughout the competition year.

Questions related to Annex A and Dressage DR121 should be directed to Lauren Moore, Director of Sport Management Administration, or dressage@usef.org.