Competing in 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.

Applications and Fees

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.
  • Withdrawal Procedures (effective Jan. 1, 2013)

Fees

The fee per application is $75, or you can pay a one-time fee with your first application of the year of $750.  This one-time fee covers your applications for the year.

If an application is submitted within 14 days or less from the start of a competition, there will be an Urgency fee added of $75.  The one-time yearly fee does not cover any Urgency fees incurred.

Criteria to Compete Outside the USA

Review the Criteria to Compete Abroad- Dressage before submitting an application.  In some cases, athletes will need to submit a waiver in order to compete at certain levels in foreign competitions.  Check your Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking to help determine if a waiver is necessary.

Invitations & Schedules

Useful Information & Links

 

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

Memo - Dressage Criteria to Compete in Foreign CDI's

Requirements for Dressage Athletes who wish to compete in foreign CDI's.

Dressage Waiver Request for CDIs for Foreign FEI Competitions

Dressage Waiver Request for CDIs for Foreign FEI Competitions