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Forms and Publications

USEF Welfare and Safety Penalty Guidelines FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the USEF Welfare and Safety Penalty Guidelines

Drugs & Medications Penalty Guidelines

The Drugs & Medications Penalty Guidelines (“Guidelines”) have been prepared to inform the Federation membership of the types and ranges of penalties that have been imposed for rule violations based on the categories below. These Guidelines also assist the Hearing Committee Panels in the imposition of consistent and efficient penalties.

Evidence Gathering Guidelines

These guidelines were established to assist USEF Licensed Officials with ensuring the information and evidence collated at a competition will be of value not only throughout an investigation but also within any formal proceedings.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Suspended Horses

Answers questions about suspended horses.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Suspended Persons

Answers questions relating to regulations placed on a suspended person and anyone who takes over responsibilities of a suspended person.

Guide to Hearing Day Procedure

This form provides information to members on what to expect when they arrive at the USEF for a hearing.

Guidelines for Filing a Protest or Charge

This form provides an insiders explanation of the process for filing a Protest of Charge.

Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines

The Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines (“Guidelines”) have been prepared to inform the Federation membership of the types and ranges of penalties that may be imposed for rule violations based on the categories below. These Guidelines also assist the Hearing Committee Panels in the imposition of consistent and efficient penalties.

Members' Rights

Before any adverse action is taken by the Federation, you will be afforded the rights contained herein.

Official Charge Form

In accordance with GR604, any official of a USEF Licensed Competition, any Steward or Technical Delegate assigned to a USEF licensed competition, any National Officer of the Federation or the CEO of the Federation or his designee may file a charge with the Show Committee or the USEF Hearing Committee alleging a violation of any Federation rule(s). A charge must be: in writing; signed by the person making the charge; addressed to the secretary of the competition at which the alleged violation occurred, or to the Hearing Committee and if made to a Show Committee it must be received by the steward, technical delegate or a member of the Show Committee within 48 hours of the alleged violation. If made to the Hearing Committee it must be received by the Federation within a reasonable time.