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FEI Registration Number


Q: Who needs an FEI Registration number?
A: ALL horses, riders, drivers, and vaulters (members of a team in vaulting - only the team as a team, the longeur and the horse must be registered) competing in any and all international FEI competitions, regardless of the star level or location of the competition. Even if the horse has an FEI passport, it must also have an annual FEI Registration number. Registration of riders 17 and under or until the end of the year in which they reach their 18th birthday is required but free of charge.
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Q: What must competitors do to get an FEI Registration number?
A: The FEI Registration applications are available on the USEF web site, click here for horse registrations and here for rider registrations. For those without internet access, USEF can fax or mail the form upon request. Please note all horses MUST have an active Horse Recording before an FEI Registration number can be issued. New horse recordings take approximately 30 days, so they must be done well in advance of the competition. Horse ID numbers are not sufficient when applying for FEI Registrations. The owner of the horse must be an active USEF member and a US Citizen. The rider must also have a current USEF membership in order to get an FEI number.
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Q: Where does the responsibility lie for verifying that a competitor and their horse are registered?
A: Competition management is responsible for verifying FEI Registration numbers for horses and riders BEFORE accepting their entries. This information can be found on the FEI web site, here, under each respective discipline. Click on Registration Lists to access riders and horses.
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Q: How will USEF help the Competitions when the Competitors show up without an FEI number?
A: The USEF has a designated FEI Registration staff member. Her name is Emily Moylan. She will be available to all FEI competition show staff to verify numbers for horses and riders. If the show staff views the FEI list of registered competitors and finds that some of their entries are not on the FEI list, the show staff should contact Emily and she will help them secure numbers for those competitors. Emily can be reached at emoylan@usef.org or via phone at 859-225-6987.
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Q: What is the cost of an FEI Registration number?
A: The fee for an FEI Registration number is $15 per horse and $15 per rider. The FEI fee is in addition to any applicable membership, horse recording, and International High Performance dues.
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Q: Why do we have to get another number?
A: The FEI has mandated this registration program in order to track global results and post them on their web site. Additionally, this will assist the FEI in gathering valuable information regarding international equestrian sports such as demographics, pedigrees and vital statistics.
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Q: When are FEI Registration number going to be required?
A: The FEI Registration is MANDATORY, effective January 1, 2006. USEF must receive the necessary application forms no later than four weeks prior to the first day of competition. FEI Registration Numbers must be renewed annually for each horse and rider.
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