Inessa Merkulova Not Eliminated for Illegal Bit in Competition

The FEI has failed to comply with the dressage rule book in deciding against eliminating a rider using an illegal bit in competition.

While it is a tragedy, it is about time that attention is called to blatant disregard of the rules that has been happening for far too long. The rules are in place for the protection and well-being of the horse and the FEI is duty-bound to uphold them without exception.

To learn more about the FEI rules and how the history of dressage has changed into what we see as modern competition, order your copy of Broken or Beautiful: The Struggle of Modern Dressage (written by Dominique Barbier and Liz Conrod).