5 Words That Eventing Has 86ed (But They Still Slip Out)

Nothing stays the same but change, but we eventers are creatures are habit and old habits die hard. Here are five words we aren’t supposed to use anymore, but … it happens.

  1. Rolex. It’s been almost two years since the luxury watch brand dumped our sport but the struggle to not use the “R” word is still real. Poor Land Rover — isn’t that kind of like a new girlfriend or boyfriend accidentally calling you by their ex’s name? Awkward!
    2. Adelaide. While the Mitsubishi Motors Australian International Three-Day Event IS held in Adelaide, it hasn’t been officially CALLED Adelaide since 2007. Unofficially, however …

3. Omnibus. Earlier this year, the USEA officially retired the term “Omnibus” — the preferred nomenclature for USEA competition details is now “prize list.” Mmm-hmm.

4. USEF. As part of a larger rebranding effort effective Jan. 11, 2017, the United States Equestrian Federation became “US Equestrian.” Um sure, whatever you want to call yourself, USEF.

5. CIC. It’s all CCI-S or CCI-L now, per the new FEI rule changes that went into effect Jan. 1 of this year. While you’re at it, you can kiss the old star system buh-bye, too. *Head explodes.*

Ch-ch-ch-changes … readers, what else would you add to this list?