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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- Show Jumping 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.


Useful Information & Links

 

Athlete Services Contact Information

For inquiries send an email to [email protected]

 

Forms and Publications

Criteria to Compete in Foreign CSIOs and CSIs for Ch-P-J-Y-U25

Criteria to Compete in Foreign CSIOs and CSIs for Ch-P-J-Y-U25 - Effective Jan. 1, 2012; Updated March 6, 2013

Jumping Waiver Request Form

Riders not on the ranking list or not ranked high enough will need to complete a Jumping Waiver Request in order to be able to compete in foreign* CSI2 or above. Check your rankings. *Waivers are not necessary for CSI's in Canada or Mexico.

Protocols For Competing Abroad - Show Jumping

Protocols to be Followed by US Show Jumping Athletes wishing to compete abroad - eff. Jan. 1, 2013; updated March 6, 2013

Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List Guidelines

Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List Guidelines - Effective April 5, 2016