USEF Driven Dressage Test Announcement
Friday, June 19, 2020
Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian announces the publication of USEF Driven Dressage Tests for the Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate levels of Combined Driving events. Beginning September 1, 2020, these tests will be available as an option for organizers to use at USEF licensed Combined Driving competitions.
The Driving Sport Committee, which guides the sport of Combined Driving at US Equestrian, have made the drafting, evaluation, and approval of these tests a priority for 2020. Their contributions, along with feedback from judges and trainers, shaped this project. The goal was to create a progression of movements throughout the levels that ultimately connects to the skills and abilities required of the horses/ponies and the driver when they progress to the FEI level. Further materials such as arena illustrations and instructional tutorials for each level will follow this summer. Be sure to subscribe to email updates on your US Equestrian member dashboard to receive the USA Driving Newsletter.
Currently, these tests will only apply to CDE competitions. The Carriage Pleasure Committee, that oversees pleasure driving within US Equestrian, will outline their future options for driven dressage classes held at carriage pleasure driving competitions.