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Athletes wishing to file a grievance challenging a denial or threatened denial to participate in competition, please see the Athlete’s Guide to Filing a Grievance Regarding Opportunity to Participate and Grievance Form. For procedural guidance for filing a grievance, please contact Emily Pratt at [email protected]. Please contact the USOPC Athlete Ombudsman Office at (719) 866-5000, or [email protected], or visit www.athleteombudsman.org for guidance as to the USOPC grievance processes.

 

For questions regarding Amateur/Professional Status and the Rules please email Amateur Inquiry.

Forms and Publications

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Members' Rights

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

Protecting the Sport: Guide to Federation Rule Enforcement and Hearing Process

This pamphlet has been drafted to provide general information and to help you understand the Federation Rule enforcement and administrative hearing process. Please be advised that the information in this pamphlet is subject to change at any time and in the case of discrepancy between this information and the Federation Rules, the Federation Rules take precedence and prevail over this information.

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.

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.

Grievance Complaint Form

A grievance may be filed by any amateur athlete, or other eligible athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator or official regarding his/her opportunity to participate in, or to attempt to qualify for selection to participate in any equestrian event of the Pan American Games, Paralympic Games, the Olympic Games, World Championship competitions or any other protected competitions as that term is defined in Section 1.3 (w) of the USOPC Bylaws, including any domestic amateur athletic competition or event organized and conducted as part of the selection procedure directly qualifying each successful competitor therein as an athlete representing the U.S. in such equestrian international competitions. Any grievance must be made in writing over the signatures of the person or persons presenting the same, and must state the full name(s) and address(es) of the athlete, coach, trainer, manager, administrator, official, the Federation, another organization which is an Affiliate Member of the Federation, a committee of the Federation or a committee of an Affiliate Member of the Federation against whom the grievance is made, and must include with specificity a complete statement of the acts which constitute such grievance, including the requested relief sought. The grievance should be addressed to the Hearing Committee and should be transmitted to the attention of the Federation CEO or his designee at the Federation office by hand delivery or by certified mail or by facsimile as soon as practicable following the events which are the subject of the grievance.

Athlete's Guide to Filing a Grievance

This guide focuses on the process available to athletes filing a grievance through the USEF internal process.

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.