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USEF Recognized Affiliate Associations play an important role in representing, shaping, and fostering growth within their respective breeds/disciplines. Affiliation with the USEF expands the already important role these organizations play by connecting with all equestrian enthusiasts nationwide and tapping into the ability to reach new audiences. Affiliated associations help the USEF fulfill its mission to provide access to and increase participation in equestrian sports at all levels by ensuring fairness, safety, and enjoyment. 

The term Recognized Affiliate Association is reserved for one organization acknowledged by the USEF to represent an International Discipline or the National Breed or Discipline that has a body of rules which has been approved by the USEF Board of Directors for inclusion in the USEF Rule Book. The USEF recognizes only one breed or discipline association for each of these sets of rules. The term International Discipline Association (also referred to as FEI Affiliate) applies to the respective designated representative associations for each of the eight FEI disciplines. Recognized National Affiliate Association (also referred to as Recognized National Affiliate) describes an organization representing a national breed or discipline. For additional information see USEF Bylaw 222.

USEF International Discipline Associations

Equestrian Vaulting USA

United States Dressage Federation

United States Eventing Association, Inc

United States Hunter Jumper Association, Inc.

United States Para-Equestrian Association



Recognized National Affiliate Associations

American Connemara Pony Society

American Hackney Horse Society

American Morgan Horse Association, Inc

American Road Horse & Pony Association

American Saddlebred Horse Association

Arabian Horse Association

International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Assoc.

International Friesian Show Horse Association

National Show Horse Registry

Paso Fino Horse Association, Inc.

United States Hunter Jumper Association

Welsh Pony & Cob Society Of America, Inc.

Western Dressage Association Of America

Forms and Publications

Recognized Affiliate Appointment Criteria - USEF International Disciplines Council

Process for appointment to the IDC

Recognized Affiliate Appointment Criteria - USEF National Breeds & Disciplines Council & National Affiliates Advisory Group

NBDC appointment criteria for Affiliates

Recognized Affiliate Appointment Criteria - USEF Sport Committees

New Athlete definition from USOPC

USEF Breed and Non-FEI Discipline Committee Charter

Effective June 9, 2020

USEF FEI Olympic and Para Equestrian Sport Committees Charter

Effective 2/27/17