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 Appendix 3 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

Additional Links


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

Forms and Publications

Appendix 2 Table

Appendix 2 Table