Ottawa, ON, Dec. 23, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 EC Rules are now available online at

For the 2021 Rules, the EC Technical Department and National Rules Committee (NRC) adopted an adapted rule amendment process due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Changes to the EC Rules for 2021 were made through a condensed process similar to that of the Extraordinary Rule Amendment Process. As part of the adapted process, Rule Change Proposals (RCP) were limited to only those deemed essential.

The EC Board has approved the final 2021 EC Rules, which are now available online in a clean digital version, as well as a version with changes from 2020 visible. Hardcopy rule books will not be printed in 2021.

Click on the links below to access the versions with changes visible:

Please Note: The 2021 EC Rules were originally posted to the EC website on Nov. 17, 2020. An Extraordinary Rule Amendment has since been applied to Section G: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Hack, Annex 1 4.8, G211, G109. Please reference for the updated version.

All changes are effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Questions? Comments?

For more information on the Rule Change process, visit

Questions and comments regarding the EC Rules can be directed to:

Rachel Huebert
Manager, Technical Development
613-287-1515 ext. 115
[email protected]