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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Announces Deadlines For Proposed Rule Changes

Please note that, according to Article 342 of the USA Equestrian rules, standard proposed rule changes submitted by the general membership must be received in the Federation’s office by June 1, 2003. Article 342 reads, in part, as follows:

All proposals for rule changes from the general membership must be submitted to the office of the Federation in writing on the official form for proposed rule changes provided by the Federation by June 1 for forwarding to the Legislative Committee. Rule changes from individuals must be submitted by a proponent named on the proposal regardless of any committee positions held.

Proposed rule changes must be received from USA Equestrian committees and councils by September 15, 2003 and must be accompanied by minutes or certification with appropriate signatures. The USA Equestrian staff also has a September 15th deadline.

NOTE: Individual members are encouraged, but not required, to work through appropriate committees for submission of proposals. Committees and staff liaisons are listed on the USA Equestrian web site at

Rule change forms and information can be found at and include:

· Rule Change Proposal forms, including an on-line form (alternatively, you may contact Marie Murphy (859) 225-6922 for a printed copy of the Rule Change Proposal form)

· Instructional brochure to assist in the preparation of proposals
· 2003 proposed rule changes (Summary of Proposed Rule Changes)

Please contact Marie Murphy (859) 225-6922 or with questions regarding the above

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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