Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts each
share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines the membership
of the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] which serves as the National
Governing Body for Equestrian Sport.
The USEF is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement,
and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, the
Federation has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, all
while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing field for both its
equine and human athletes.
The USEF trains, selects, and funds our United States Equestrian Team which
consistently wins medals at the highest level of international competition,
including the Olympic Games. The USEF also licenses equestrian competitions
of all levels across the United States each year.
Fostering growth among newcomers as well as the coming generation is paramount
to the Federation’s continued success. Our young equestrians continually raise
the bar both at home and abroad, pushing themselves to be better and strive for
excellence, all while fostering and strengthening the connection between
themselves and their horses.
The USEF contributes to the greater good of horses by assisting with their
protection and welfare in crisis situations and natural disasters, as well
as in daily competition. As part of this pledge to protect equine welfare,
the USEF continues to help support federal and state governments and works
closely with other national equine organizations.