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Rule Book

The United States Equestrian Federation takes seriously its role as a governing body for equestrian sport and implements programs and policies to protect human and equestrian athletes.[...]

The USEF Rulebook is designed to delineate boundaries that create an environment for fair and honest competition within which equestrians can enjoy competing safely, with integrity and respect. USEF Rules are intended:

  • To promote integrity, honesty, equal opportunity, fair play, responsibility, respect and enjoyment in equestrian sport.
  • To keep competition in the perspective of the USEF stated mission.
  • To encourage and reward performance excellence and initiative at every level.
  • To protect the health, safety, and well-being of participants.
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2015 Competition Year

2016 Competition Year

This rulebook goes into effect 12/1/15.


Printed Rulebook

For our members who desire to have a printed rule book, bound and printed copies of the three sections of the USEF Rule Book (General Rules, Breeds, and Disciplines) may now be ordered through Amazon.

To purchase the three sections of the rule book, members may use the following links:

General Rules

Breed Chapters

Discipline Chapters

These items are PrimeT eligible, availing PrimeT members of free two-day shipping.

Please note that the printed version was created on 4/1/15 and that the online version is continuously updated and is, therefore, always the most current version.

Rule Change Proposal

Rulebook Archives

Additional Resources

Staff Contact

Rule Book questions? You can email or call Sarah Gilbert, Paralegal. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

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