Dressage Rules & Regulations

Current rules:

National Dressage rules will change on 1 January 2018. View news story HERE.

EA National Dressage Rules 

See marked version here.

FEI Dressage Rules 

How is dressage judged?

Click HERE


Dressage _Equipment_Annex_Version16.pdf



Yellow Cards

Dressage Yellow Cards 





Dressage Tests

 2014 EA Dressage tests with explanatory notes.pdf 

Freestyle tests

EA Freestyle Combined - Nov-Adv .pdf EA Freestyle - Novice.pdf
EA Freestyle - Elementary .pdf  EA Freestyle - Medium.pdf
EA_Freestyle_Advanced_v2.pdf EA_FEI_Freestyle_MediumTour.pdf

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: http://www.dressage.net.au/australiatests

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

EA FEI Dressage Tests

EA FEI Dressage Tests

Theses tests are to be used at a CDN level only and contain errors of course as per the EA Dressage Rules. For all CDI events please use the FEI Dressage tests located below.

FEI Dressage tests

Amateur Owner rider 

For more information : National_Adult_Amateur_Owner_Rider_Division.pdf

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