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Posted by Equestrian Victoria on 14/11/2014.

ADC news on tests for 2015

The ADC has two pieces of news with regard to tests for 2015.

1. With the advent of the FEI Medium Tour tests – Intermediate A and Intermediate B – the ADC has decided to phase out the Big Tour Entry Level Test as from 1.1 15
2. The FEI has just published the 2015 FEI test from Senior to Children level. For many the only change has been to add the word "Straightness" to the Submission Collective.

But tests which have had some changes are as follows.

• Inter A they have split movement 17 in to 2 movements. The same with movement 20 .– Inter A - Movement 14 & 15 combined also new total 360,
• Inter A – several changes in letters – movements 4,5,6,7

Treatment of Penalties in EA Current dressage tests

As you are aware rather than eliminating riders for some actions against the rules we have introduced penalties. The current dressage tests don't include a space for penalties to be recorded nor do the current scoring systems.

The current EA dressage tests have now been updated and include a space for penalties to be recorded along with a reason. These tests are now on the EA website at

The clubs that provide their own scoring system will need to amend their system accordingly to cope with a deduction of penalties which are minus 2 from each judge.

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