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** With countries opening back up for competitions please be aware that there may be some additional requirements or restrictions in order to compete in foreign countries.  Please check the Foreign Country COVID Resource for Competiting Abroad document for possible requirements.  If you have any questions do not hestitate to contact Athlete Services, [email protected] **  

Before traveling abroad make sure to check with the country you are traveling to as well the US State Department's website for any travel restrictions that may be in place regarding COVID.

 

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.

To Submit an Application to Compete Abroad

  • Sign into your My USEF account or create one.
  • Select the Athlete Dashboard blue tile.
  • Select the FEI Entry blue tile.
  • Select the International Application button.
  • Complete the application by selecting your discipline, month of the competition and then finally the desired competition where you wish to compete.
    • If you have not already added horses to your account, you will need to do so:
      • Horses can be added by either their USEF number or an FEI number.
  • There is an application fee of $75 per competition
  • Applications submitted 14 days or less from the start date incur a $75 urgency fee

 

Check out the Competing Outside the USA FAQ for additional information.

 

Athlete Services Contact Information

For all inquiries send an to email to [email protected]

 

Forms and Publications

Competing Outside the USA FAQ

Do you have questions about competing outside the USA? This form may have the answer.

Foreign Federation COVID Resources for Athletes Competing Outside the US

Information for Foreign Federations on what may be needed to compete in their country, and competition information.

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.

2020 FEI Horse Registration

FEI Horse Registration

2020 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.

Reference Guide for Athletes Competing Outside the USA

A quick guide to help athletes with the competing abroad process that have previously competed outside the USA.

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.