• USEF Network We will have the @nsbits /USEF Junior Jumping Championship and Pessoa/USEF Medal Final available to watch on-demand early next week 10/7/2015 5:04:58 PM
  • USEF Network Tomorrow and Friday we are streaming the NAL classes from Del Mar International: http://t.co/cIX2Bt0WGG http://t.co/7yg3ZhqYTL 10/7/2015 4:56:56 PM
  • USEF Network @cnnsport chatted with Laura Sumrall about her winning freestyle reining performance to Frozen's 'Let it Go': http://t.co/2HQGd21Zw0 10/6/2015 4:10:05 PM
  • USEF Network .@PicChick1 The top 10 results were just live streamed. Top 4 in order: Tori, McKayla, Hunter, TJ. Will post complete results ASAP 10/4/2015 2:42:38 PM
  • USEF Network .@PicChick1 We streamed all the way through the awards. If you missed it we will have it all available on demand early next week. 10/4/2015 2:41:16 PM
  • USEF Network We have posted the 4 rides from the final round of the ride-off on our Facebook page for anyone that missed it: https://t.co/vW5x7JMsgd 10/4/2015 2:36:30 PM
  • USEF Network Leading Trainer: Andre Dignelli 10/4/2015 2:32:42 PM
  • USEF Network Grapa Trophy (Best Horse) winner: Skyfall owned by Linda Langmeier 10/4/2015 2:31:23 PM
  • USEF Network Talent Search Finals East 2015 Champion: Tori Colvin riding Avalanche 10/4/2015 2:24:43 PM
  • USEF Network 2nd: McKayla Langmeier riding Skyfall 10/4/2015 2:24:05 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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Safe Sport Incident Report Form

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.