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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
cbarnett@usef.org | 859 225 2059

National Permission, Horse and Rider Registration
Kristin Posner
kposner@usef.org | 859 225 6989

General Information
Lisa Owens
lowens@usef.org | 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

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.