The US Equestrian Federation Licensed Officials Department works to create engaging and interactive learning experiences to help prepare our licensed officials for the ever-changing world of equestrian sports. From webinars to large in-person clinics featuring remote video presentations and hands-on measurement sessions, the Federation continues to adapt and integrate new technologies and scholastic techniques to keep our continuing education clinics stimulating and appealing.

Clinic Schedule

On our Upcoming Clinic Schedule, you can search by breed/discipline for available courses either provided by the USEF directly or through one of the asociated affiliate groups. Dates, locations and even links to these clinics are available on the calendar for ease of access.

Education Materials Library

Even if you do not need to attend a continuing education course this year, our Education Materials Library is a repository of helpful presentations and publications on a wide variety of equine sport subjects. From point of emphasis reviews on judging a particular breed to in-depth presentations on the duties of Stewards and Technical Delegates, the Education Materials Library is a great place to begin to search for new information of to come back to appraise a particular breed/discipline before working at a competition.

Pony Measurement Video

This Pony Measurement video is a helpful tool for our new applicants beginning the process to becoming either Category 1 or Category 2 Stewards or as a review for all active Stewards currently in the field. Ms. Jean Kraus goes step-by-step through locating a flat surface to how best to present and record your measurements. Please click here to watch Part 1 and here to watch Part 2.


Forms and Publications

Requirements to Maintain USEF License

List of clinic, examination, and officiating requirements for currently licensed officials, broken down by each breed & discipline.

Dressage - Guidelines for Judges

Guidelines for Dressage Judges for FEI Young Horse Tests.

Dressage - Young Horse Score Sheet

Dressage Young Horse Score Sheet for Dressage Judges.

FEI Dressage Course Policy

Criteria used when there is an over-subscription to FEI Dressage Courses.

Helpful USEF Emails for Licensed Officials

This handout provides a list of helpful USEF department emails for specific questions including Steward/TD Reports, Conflict of Interest, etc.

Hunters and Jumpers - Schooling Areas

An overview of the rules for jumping in exercise and schooling areas at Hunter and Jumper competitions.

Young Jumper Boots and Rules

Information about Young Jumper boots and which are legal or illegal for competition.