• USEF Network Andres Rodriguez & Darlon van Groenhove win the $40,000 Hollow Creek Farm CSI3* Grand Prix #SRJT 5/22/2015 6:40:06 PM
  • USEF Network David Beisel & Ammeretto has an unfortunate rail at the last with a time of 33.56 5/22/2015 6:36:59 PM
  • USEF Network Margie Engle & Royce are clear and currently in second with a time of 34.67 5/22/2015 6:35:06 PM
  • USEF Network Andres Rodriguez & Darlon van Groenhove take over the lead with a clear round and a time of 33.51 5/22/2015 6:31:40 PM
  • USEF Network Ali Wolff and Brianda are clear with a time of 36.23, moving into the lead 5/22/2015 6:29:48 PM
  • USEF Network Meagan Nusz and Leoville 2 have a rail and a time of 41.02 5/22/2015 6:27:39 PM
  • USEF Network Brian Walker and Best Wishes have a rail and a time of 37.02 5/22/2015 6:25:41 PM
  • USEF Network Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra knock a rail in the jump off 5/22/2015 6:24:12 PM
  • USEF Network @rachuq and Versus have a time 36.39 and are clear 5/22/2015 6:23:05 PM
  • USEF Network The jump-off for the $40,000 Hollow Creek Farm CSI3* Grand Prix is just moments away at the @SRJumpingTour 5/22/2015 6:15:24 PM

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Safe Sport Policy

Promoting the Safety and Welfare of Horses and Riders

The intent of the Safe Sport Initiative is to provide information, resources, and a protocol so that all members of the equestrian community have awareness, tools, and a support structure to ensure a safe and positive environment for equestrians to develop their skills. The USEF depends on the eyes and ears of its athletes, coaches, and USEF Designees to support its Safe Sport policies. It is requested that all who participate in equestrian sport become familiar with the content of the handbook and be mindful of its guidelines during training sessions and competitions.

How To Recognize, Reduce, and Respond

This handbook is intended for all members who participate in equestrian sport. It provides an understanding of how to recognize, reduce, and respond to unfortunate dangers of misconduct and abuse within the sport.

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The decision to report an incident or suspicion can be a difficult one. The Safe Sport Policy Handbook outlines reporting procedures that are designed to remove as many barriers as possible. All reports will be handled with the full extent of confidentiality allowed by law.


Myth: You can recognize predators through physical traits

Fact: The best way to recognize predators is through their conduct. You can't spot a predator by gender, by age, or sport. But you can recognize predators through the grooming process — the observable process by which an adult identifies a vunerable child, breaks down his or her resistance over time, and then sexually abuses that child.

Myth: Sexual abuse is more prevalent in certain sports

Fact: Predators target youth athletes, regardless of the sport. Not only do predators gain athlete's trust but they gain the trust of the athlete's parents as well. Much of the parent's trust is gained simply from being a coach — from holding that position of confidence and authority.

Myth: Only girls are sexually abused

Fact: 6% of male athletes experience some form of sexual abuse. Research shows female athletes are more likely to be sexually abused and sexually harassed, but a small percentage of males reported abuse. Since boys are less likely to report such offenses, that prevalence rate is likely even higher.

Myth: Background checks are enough to keep predators out of sport

Fact: Background checks will not detect a large majority of predators. It's been determined that over 90% of adults who sexually assault children will never be reported to authorities. Since background checks only identify persons who have been arrested and convicted of a criminal offense, record checks will never be enough to keep predators out of sport.