The 2019 USEF Annual Meeting Registration is now open.


The forms and information posted on this webpage are for US athletes (US citizens) who wish to compete in FEI/International level competitions outside the USA as well as National level classes/competitions outside the USA. If you are not a US citizen, please contact your National Federation (country of your nationality) for assistance. Contact information for NFs can be found on the FEI's website.

National level classes/competitions outside the USA

A US athlete who wishes to compete in National level classes/competitions outside the USA must be a US citizen, be a current US Equestrian member in good standing, and have completed the National Permission Questionnaire.

*Riders competing at national competitions in Canada and Mexico do not need to get a letter of National Permission.

National Permission Questionnaire

A US athlete who wishes to compete in National level classes/competitions outside the USA must be a US citizen, be a current US Equestrian member in good standing, and have completed the National Permission Questionnaire.

To submit a National Permission Questionnaire

  • Sign in to your MY USEF account or create one.
  • Select the Athlete Dashboard blue tile.
  • Select the National Permission Questionnaire blue tile.
  • Complete the National Permission Questionnaire.
  • You will receive a letter of permission within 48 business hours and a letter will also be sent to the foreign National Federation.

FEI/International level competitions outside the USA

Article 121.2 of the FEI General Regulations states: "All competitors invited or nominated for an international event must be entered by their NF (National Federation)." If you are a US athlete (US citizen) wishing to compete in FEI / International level competitions outside the USA click on your discipline below then refer to the forms and information listed.

Athlete Services Contact Information

FEI Applications, Invitations and Entries
Courtney Barnett
[email protected] | 859 225 2059

National Permission, Horse and Rider Registration
Kristin Posner
[email protected] | 859 225 6989

General Information
Lisa Owens
[email protected] | 859 225 6966

Forms and Publications

Urgency Fees for Application to foreign FEI competitions

Policy for charging Urgency fees to athletes applying to competitions 14 days or less for a foreign FEI competition.

Withdrawal Procedures for a Foreign FEI Competitions

Procedures for riders who need to withdrawl from a foreign FEI competition.

2018 FEI Horse Registration

FEI Horse Registration

2018 FEI Rider/Trainer Registration

FEI Rider/Trainer Registration

2019 FEI Horse Registration

FEI Horse Registration

2019 FEI Rider/Trainer Registration

FEI Rider/Trainer Registration

FEI Registration Memo

FEI Registration Memo

First Time FEI Registration - Required Documents

First Time FEI Registration - Required Documents - Effective January 1, 2017 - Microchip - Life Horse Recording - Passport Application (National or FEI)

Prepaid Annual Application Fee

USEF offers an option for athletes to pay a $750 Non-Refundable Prepaid Annual Application Fee instead of paying the per application fee of $75.

International Competition

Find out about forms and information regarding FEI/International level competitions outside the USA as well as National level classes/competitions outside the USA.