The United States Equestrian Federation®, Inc. (USEF), as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 20 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 90,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards and technical delegates who officiate at these shows. 

VISION STATEMENT   The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation® is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its human and equine athletes.

USEF Safe Sport
Recognizing, Reducing, & Responding to Misconduct and Abuse in Sport 


US Equestrian is committed to creating and maintaining an equestrian community free of all forms of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. US Equestrian members and participants have a mandatory duty to report suspected sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.  The USEF Safe Sport Policy and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code are aimed at protecting all participants in our sport.

As of Jan 1, 2019 every USEF adult member (18 years of age or older) with a Competing Membership must complete USEF's Safe Sport Training. A 30 day grace period to complete the SafeSport training will be provided to all members who renew or join on or after December 1, 2018.  Members joining prior to December 1, 2018 will have until January 1, 2019 to complete the training. Those who do not complete the training within the grace period will be ineligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions.

Required SafeSport Training is available free to all members through your Member Dashboard. Instructions are available at www.usef.org/forms-pubs/rlMqQpbl260. If you are a victim or a survivor of abuse and believe this training could be an emotional trigger, please contact Teresa Roper at troper@usef.org, Sonja Keating at skeating@usef.org, or the U.S. Center for SafeSport at training@safesport.org, before accessing the Safe Sport Training course.

Parents Training Course for equestrian athletes of all ages helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience and is free.   The following categories of individuals are required to take the Safe Sport Training and complete a criminal background check:

USEF Board of Directors                             USEF Staff                                USEF Licensed Officials              
US Team Coaches & Technical Advisors      US Team Chefs d’Equipe            US Team Veterinarians
US Team Selectors                                    Human Physio Therapists            Competition Managers

SafeSport Training for non-USEF members is available for $20.   

2018/2019 USEF RULE CHANGES                        View Complete List of USEF Rule Changes  

The USEF Board of Directors recently approved some extraordinary rule changes and clarifications that are to be effective 9/1/18 and 12/1/2018.     It is important to note that one of these changes affects DR 129.9,  increasing the minimum score requirement to ride a freestyle to 63%.

 USEF Equestrian Magazine

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Lettering   Dressage Programs    Emerson Bur Grant

Equestrian Weekly Newsletter   Showcases the best of US Equestrian, including new Learning Center videos, the USEF Network schedule, and original articles. Equestrian Weekly keeps members informed about affiliate news, international competitions, information on rule changes, membership updates, special member offers, and more.
                                               What is USEF LIVE?                                                   www.USEFNetwork.com   USEF LIVE is a new video platform presented by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), designed to showcase some of the very best live action equestrian sport in America.  
                                             USEF Dressage Shows Rule Book Changes by Year

Competitors - Please Note !!!  The USEF has recently changed MANY rules for dressage competitions this year, adding more permissible bits, prohibiting previously permissible bits, redefining the requirements for a halt, scoring, drugs, medications, and more!   Remember, it is the competitors responsibility to know the rules of USEF competitions.   Did you know?  USEF Rule DR102.1 The halt must be shown for at least 3 seconds and the halt should be shown throughout the salute.

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