US Equestrian offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

U.S. Athletes (U.S. citizens) wishing to compete in International Events must receive permission from US Equestrian.  Please see the Additional Resources section below for information on the protocols and criteria for competing abroad. 

Applications to compete abroad as an Individual (not on a U.S. Team) are completed through the US Equestrian Athlete Services organization. 


Which application should I submit?  In the online Athlete Dashboard, riders have access to two options: Online Applications and FEI Entry.  It is important to complete the correct Application in order to able to compete!

  • Online ApplicationsRequired for selection to a Team.  The Online Applications section allows athletes to apply for selection to a CSIO Event at which the U.S. will field a Team.  This process is managed by US Equestrian Jumping and information about upcoming Team Events is available in the U.S. Nations Cup Teams section.  The Jumping department will complete FEI entries for selected athletes so those only interested in Team selection should not also complete the FEI Entry. 
  • FEI Entry: Required to compete as an Individual.  Atheletes must submit the FEI Entry in order to be entered into the FEI Entry System to compete as an Individual at any FEI Event, CSI or CSIO, whether in the U.S. or abroad.  The FEI Entry process in managed by US Equestrian Athlete Services.  


Additional Resources

International Competition Criteria for CH/P/J/Y/U25 Jumping Athletes

Minimum criteria and application processes for Jumping athletes seeking to compete in events for Children on Horses, Children on Ponies, Junior Riders, Young Riders, or U25 Riders.

International Competition Protocols for Jumping Athletes

Procedure for all U.S. Jumping athletes wishing to compete abroad.

Jumping Application to Request a Waiver for FEI Events Outside North America

Per the International Competition Criteria and Protocols, athletes not meeting the ranking criteria to Compete Abroad must request a Waiver to be able to compete in FEI events outside North America.