Dressage Rules & Tests

EA National Dressage Rules effective 1 January 2023

EA National Dressage Rules Clean - Effective 1 January 2023 

EA National Dressage Rules Marked - Effective 1 January 2023 

Summary of changes to National Dressage Rules effective 1 January 2023 available HERE

16/12/2022  Footnotes defining superscripts referenced in table 4.8.3.2 included page 9 of 2023 Summary of rule changes.

14/12/2022  Please note some adjustments (highlighted) have been made to the following rules in the 2023 Summary of changes:

  • Rule 7.15 minor correction to align rule with 1.8.2(f)
  • Rule 10.17.3 further clarifications regarding qualification scores for CDIs in Australia

Diameter of snaffle bits in National Dressage competitions - click HERE.

Table for Marking Omissions and Incorrect Executions in Freestyle Tests - click HERE

FEI Dressage Rules 

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Equipment Annex

For clarification of permitted and non-permitted equipment for official competition see the EA Equipment Annex below.  

For additional equipment queries, please do not hesitate to fill in and submit a query application to the Dressage Equipment Committee. 

Equestrian Australia Equipment Annex - Version 21 - 17.1.2023.pdf - Effective 1 February 2023

Note: 1/02/2023 Above version of the Annex has been amended to correct an oversight - 2 Mark Deduction has been replaced with 'Minus 0.5%"  on pages 8, 17, 20 & 25.

Application_to_Dressage_Equipment_Committee.pdf

Yellow and Recorded Warning Cards

Templates

EA_yellow_warning_card_Dressage_wordversionJuly2022.pdf

EA_yellow_warning_card_Dressage_wordversionJuly2022.docx

EA_recorded_warning_card_Dressage_wordversionJuly2022.pdf

EA_recorded_warning_card_Dressage_wordversionJuly2022.docx

Dressage Tests

FEI Dressage Tests

2023 Dressage Tests - Effective 1 January 2023

5/12/22Please note a few of the movements in Advanced tests 5.2 & 5.3 have been slightly modified for clarity.  (5.2 Movements 19 & 21, 5.3 Movements 17 & 20)

8/12/22Test 1.3 Movement 9 amended from "KF" to "KE" Working Canter

23/12/22 - Test 5.3 Movement 19 amended, Working half-pirouette right (not left)

9/01/23 - Test 2.2 & 2.3 - the word "over track" was omitted and has been re-inserted for movement 6 of 2.2 and movements 11 & 12 in the 2.3

1/02/2023 - Test 3.2 Total Marks was incorrectly recorded as 390, has been amended to 400

Summary of Changes for 2023 Tests 28122022.pdf

Freestyle tests

 2019 EA Novice Freestyle

 2019 EA Elementary Freestyle

 2019 EA Medium Freestyle

 2019 EA Advanced Freestyle

Freestyle tests effective 1 January 2021

 Novice Freestyle - Final Eff. 1-1-21 

 Advanced Freestyle - Final Eff. 1-1-21

Preliminary tests

 2023 EA Preliminary 1.1 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Preliminary 1.2 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Preliminary 1.3 (1-1-23)

Novice tests

 2023 EA Novice 2.1 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Novice 2.2 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Novice 2.3 (1-1-23)

Elementary tests

 2023 EA Elementary 3.1 (1-1-23)

2023 EA Elementary 3.2 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Elementary 3.3 (1-1-23)

Medium tests

 2023 EA Medium 4.1 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Medium 4.2 (1-1-23)

2023 EA Medium 4.3 (1-1-23)

Advanced tests

 2023 EA Advanced 5.1 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Advanced 5.2 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Advanced 5.3 (1-1-23)

Preparatory tests 

 2023 EA Prep Test 1 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Prep Test 2 (1-1-23)

 2023 EA Prep Test 3 (1-1-23)

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 :  AOR Guidelines Fact Sheet.pdf

(Criteria as from 1st July 2021)

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 

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