Intermediate II Saved, Medium Tour A & B Stay In 2014 CDI Lineup–Updated

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FEI LOGODec. 20, 2013

The Intermediate II that was to be dropped by the International Equestrian Federation will stay as will the newly created Medium Tour Intermediate A and B tests in the lineup of FEI CDI tests effective on Jan. 1, 2014.

The FEI previously announced revised Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special competitions and introduced new Medium Tour Inter. A and B tests as a bridge between the small and big tours. After initially dropping the Inter. II, it decided to modify and keep it.

The decision to keep the Int. II was made at the request of national federations, the FEI told dressage-news.com. The FEI notified national federations of the change Thursday, 2 1/2 months after announcing the Int. II was being dropped in favor of new A and B Medium Tour versions.

Among those was the United States Equestrian Federation, the national governing body, that works with the U.S. Dressage Federation. Both have made use of the Int. II in regional and national championships.

For the USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championships, when ridden in a CDI within the qualifying period, riders may choose either the Inter. II or Inter. B to count toward rankings. There will be no changes to the tests ridden at the Championships.

For the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Dressage National Championships, there will be no changes to the tests that the horse/rider combinations ride in the qualifying competitions or at the Championships.

To qualify for the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships, horse/rider combinations will have to ride either the Inter. B or Inter. II test to qualify for Inter. B (formerly Interm. II) Championship.

At the Regional Championships and US Dressage Finals, horse/rider combinations will ride the Inter. B.

All FEI Tests can be found here.