Dressage Rules & Tests

 

Current rules:

EA National Dressage Rules 

Marked version available HERE.

For convenience the Australian Dressage Rulebook can be downloaded in short versions for riders, organisers, freestyles, young horse, para equestrian and Judge accreditation. Please note the rules as per the full rulebook apply at all times.

Rulebook Sections for RIDERS click HERE

Rulebook Sections for ORGANISERS click HERE

Rulebook Sections for FREESTYLES click HERE

Rulebook sections for YOUNG HORSE click HERE

Rulebook Sections for PARA EQUESTRIAN click HERE

Rulebook Sections for JUDGE ACCREDITATION click HERE

1 January 2019 Summary of changes available HERE.

FEI Dressage Rules 

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How is dressage judged?

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Equipment

 Equestrian_Australia_Equipment_Annex_Version17.pdf 

Application_Dressage_Equipment_Committee_updated_14.03.2019.doc

Nose Net Exemption Application Form.pdf

Yellow Cards

Dressage Yellow Cards 

Yellow Warning Card - Q&A -11-12-18.pdf

Templates

EA_yellow_warning_card_Dressage2019.pdf

EA_yellow_warning_card_Dressage_wordversion2019.docx

Dressage Tests

Explanatory Notes for Judges Riders 2019 - Final.pdf  FEI Dressage Rules

Click HERE to view the summary of changes - last test ammended 14.03.19

Freestyle tests

 2019 EA Novice Freestyle - 18-3-19.pdf 2019 EA Medium Freestyle - 18-3-19.pdf
2019 EA Elementary Freestyle - 18-3-19.pdf 2019 EA Advanced Freestyle - 18-3-19.pdf

Preliminary tests

2019 EA Preliminary 1A 2019 Preliminary 1B 2019 EA Preliminary 1C

Novice tests

  2019 EA Novice 2A 2019 EA Novice 2B
2019 EA Novice 2C

Elementary tests

2019 EA Elementary 3A  2019 EA Elementary 3B 2019 EA Elementary 3C

Medium tests

2019 EA Medium 4A 2019 EA Medium 4B 2019 EA Medium 4C

Advanced tests

2019 EA Advanced 5A 2019 EA Advanced 5B.pdf   2019 EA Advanced 5C

Preparatory tests 2013 (no change for 2019)

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

2014 - 2018 Dressage Tests

Preliminary_1.1.pdf Preliminary 1.2.pdf Preliminary 1.3.pdf
Novice 2.1.pdf Novice 2.2.pdf Novice 2.3.pdf
Elementary 3.1.pdf Elementary 3.2.pdf Elementary 3.3.pdf
Medium 4.1.pdf Medium 4.2.pdf Medium 4.3.pdf
Advanced 5.1.pdf Advanced 5.2.pdf Advanced 5.3.pdf
EA Freestyle - Novice .pdf EA Freestyle - Elementary .pdf EA Freestyle - Medium.pdf
EA_Freestyle_Advanced_v2.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.html

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 

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