Webinar - Microchipping:
What You Need to Know Webinar

US Equestrian strives to consistently ensure the safety and welfare of both our human and equine athletes. One fundamental aspect of equine safety is microchipping. Microchips in horses allow for immediate onsite verification of horses for the purpose of safeguarding the health of each horse. This is vital, especially during times of disease outbreaks or natural disasters.

To this end, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved a new microchipping rule during the 2023 Mid-Year Board meeting. Beginning December 1, 2025, under GR 1101.1, all horses competing in USEF-licensed or -endorsed competitions must be microchipped with a 15-digit ISO compliant 11784/11785 chip.


Additional Resources

If you have specific questions about recording your microchip, please review the following resources:


How to Report a Microchip

Go to your USEF Member Dashboard to report a microchip for your horse. 

  • New horses/ponies - Submit a New Horse Recording Application.
  • Recorded horses/ponies - Use the Horse Microchip Update page to update your horse. To update the microchip of a horse not listed, please use the Update Microchips Search.

Please contact the Horse Services Department via email: [email protected].

Additional Resources

Microchip 101

This document goes through a few of the important information pieces on equine microchips and the process to implant them in our equine athletes.

Microchip Mythbusters

There are some common myths out there regarding microchips. This document is meant to discuss and debunk some of the common myths around microchipping.