Get Familiar with the FEI Eventing Dressage Tests Changing/Updating in 2021

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As the year turns over, there are a few changes to stay on top of. There are a few rule changes in both the USEF and FEI rulebooks for eventing coming down the pipe in 2021, and now there are just a few modifications to some of the FEI Eventing Dressage tests that will take effect on January 1.

For riders competing in CCI2* events, you’ll have new versions of both Test A and Test B to familiarize yourself with; luckily, these changes are minor and do not affect the actual movements or order in which they are performed. Most of the changes appear to be clarification and wording-focused.

FEI CCI2* Test A – 2021
FEI CCI2* Test B – 2021

For those competing at the CCI3* level, there is a new Test B that will go into effect on January 1. There are a couple of key changes here, notably moving the shoulder-in from the quarter-line to the rail, removal of the haunches-in movement, and a change to the location of the medium canter towards the end of the test. Riders will now have a bit more time to create the medium canter (starting the movement at S versus H in the former version), but will now need to collect at K with less time to organize before the corner. Movement 14, a downward transition from canter, now requires collected trot instead working as previously listed.

FEI CCI3* Test B – 2021

Finally for CCI1* competitors, there will be a new test coming in mid-January – stay tuned for more on this. To access all FEI Eventing Dressage tests, click here. To refresh your USEF Eventing Dressage Test knowledge, click here.

All other FEI and USEF Eventing Dressage tests remain unchanged for 2021.