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

A U.S. athlete who wishes to compete in national level classes/competitions outside the U.S. must be a U.S. citizen, be a current USEF Competing Member in good standing, and have completed the National Permission Questionnaire (excludes competitions in Canada and Mexico). Complete the National Permission Questionnaire on the Athlete Dashboard to receive a Letter of Permission. Athletes will receive a letter of permission within 48 business hours. A letter will also be sent to the foreign National Federation.

Read the Athlete Reference Guides for helpful information including how to submit entries, fees, and requirements.


Criteria to Compete Outside the USA

Review the Criteria to Compete before submitting an application. In some cases, athletes will need to submit a waiver to compete at certain levels in foreign competitions. 

Additional Information

USEF & FEI Rules

FEI Links


Contact the Athlete Services Department via email: [email protected]

Forms and Publications

Endurance Criteria to Compete Abroad - Effective July 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements for Senior & Young Rider Athletes to Compete Abroad