Discontinues Grand Prix "A" Dressage Test
Equestrian has received official notification from the Federation
Equestre Internationale (FEI) to immediately discontinue use of
the 2003 FEI Grand Prix Version A Dressage Test. The
FEI Executive Board approved this decision during their meeting
on June 11. Please note as of that date, all international dressage
competitions (CDIs) will only use the B version of
the Grand Prix test.
the national level, the USA Equestrian Dressage Committee voted
this week to recommend all USA Equestrian-recognized competitions
immediately discontinue use of the Grand Prix A. This
change will be mandatory for all competitions as of September
competitions which have previously purchased quantities of the
Grand Prix A Test, USA Equestrian is offering to exchange
version A score sheets for the B test
at no cost to competitions. A Grand Prix Test Exchange Form is
available on the Federation website http://www.equestrian.org/aboutus/inter/dressage/grandprixA/grandPrixDiscontinued.asp,
or by calling the Tests & Booklets department at (859) 258-2472.
Please note this Exchange Form must accompany all Grand Prix A
tests to be exchanged.
more information, please contact Jennifer Keeler, Sport Manager,
Dressage, (859) 258-2472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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