Dressage Rules & Tests

National Dressage rules effective 1 January 2019 can be found  HERE.

Current rules:

EA National Dressage Rules 

Marked version and Summary of changes available HERE.

FEI Dressage Rules 

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Yellow Cards

Dressage Yellow Cards 





Dressage Tests

 2014 EA Dressage tests with explanatory notes.pdf 

Freestyle tests

 EA Freestyle - Novice.pdf   EA Freestyle - Elementary .pdf
 EA Freestyle - Medium.pdf  EA_Freestyle_Advanced_v2.pdf
The EA Medium Tour Freestyle has been replaced by an official FEI Medium Tour Freestyle available under FEI Test section below.

Preliminary tests

 Preliminary_1.1.pdf Preliminary 1.2.pdf EA Preliminary 1.3.pdf

Novice tests

EA Novice 2.1.pdf EA Novice 2.2.pdf EA Novice 2.3.pdf

Elementary tests

EA Elementary 3.1.pdf EA Elementary 3.2.pdf EA Elementary 3.3.pdf

Medium tests

EA Medium 4.1.pdf EA Medium 4.2.pdf EA Medium 4.3.pdf

Advanced tests

 EA_Advanced 5.1.pdf  EA_Advanced 5.2.pdf  EA_Advanced 5.3.pdf

Preparatory tests (2013 tests valid for 2015)

EA_Prep_Test_A.pdf  EA_Prep_Test_D.pdf
EA_Prep_Test_B_40x20.pdf  EA_Prep_Test_E_60x20.pdf

Dressage Tests with diagrams

EA Dressage Tests with diagrams are not published by Equestrian Australia. They are made available thanks to the work of The Dressage Directory and can be downloaded here: 


The diagrams are an indication only and should not be relied on for accuracy. They should always be used in conjunction with the official EA test sheets above which take precedence.

For any question about the DIAGRAM Tests, please contact [email protected] 

Para-Dressage tests

Para-dressage Tests 

Young Horse & Pony tests

Young Horse & Pony tests

FEI Dressage Tests

For all CDI events please use the FEI Dressage tests located on the link below.

From 1/1/2018 the only FEI tests which are valid and to be used by Clubs and Organising Committees are the FEI tests as in the link below. Note that only one error of course is permitted before elimination.

FEI Dressage tests

Amateur Owner rider 

For more information :

National_Adult_Amateur_Owner_Rider_2018_Division.pdf (Criteria until 31 December 2018)

National_Adult_Amateur_Owner_Rider_2019_Division.pdf (Criteria as from 1st January 2019)

How to construct a Dressage arena

The following is a guide of how to erect a Dressage Arena to ensure it conforms with the correct dimensions.

Dressage Arena Guide