New FEI Tests Effective January 1, 2009.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Release: November 14 2008
Lexington, KY— In official communication received today, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has notified all National Federations that NEW dressage tests have been issued for the following levels, effective January 1, 2009:

• Prix St. Georges
• Intermediaire I
• Intermediaire I Freestyle
• Intermediaire II
• Grand Prix
• Grand Prix Special
• Grand Prix Freestyle
• All Junior Tests (including Preliminary, Team, Individual, & Freestyle Tests)
• All Young Rider Tests (including Preliminary, Team, Individual, & Freestyle Tests)
• Young Rider Grand Prix Test

Because the USDF Directory went to press in September, the new tests WERE NOT included.

These new test versions must be used by all USEF-Licensed Dressage Competitions beginning January 1, 2009, and for all 2009 USEF High Performance, USEF National, and NAJYRC qualifying and championships. Of particular note to Young Riders, the Prix St. Georges Test will now be used as the Team Test (not the Individual Test), and a new Individual Test has been issued and must be used.

FEI tests are available for free download from the FEI website at this link:

For more information please Jennifer Keeler, USEF National Director of Dressage, at or (859) 225-2024.


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