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Athletes wishing to file a grievance challenging a denial or threatened denial to participate in competition, please see An Athlete's Guide to Filing a Grievance Regarding Opportunity to Participate and the Opportunity to Participate Complaint Form. For procedural guidance for filing a grievance, please contact Emily Pratt at [email protected].

Please contact the USOPC Athlete Ombuds Office at (719) 866-5000, or [email protected], or visit  www.teamusa.org/Athlete-Ombuds for guidance as to the USOPC grievance processes.

 

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

Forms and Publications

USEF 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.

Disciplinary Action Complaint Fillable Form

This complaint form must be used when filing a Disciplinary Action Complaint. A complaint that is not filed in accordance with Federation Bylaws shall render the filing ineffective and the complaint shall not be considered to have been properly filed. The complaint shall be filed with the Federation Regulation Department at [email protected] Any questions should be directed to the Director, Regulation Department at [email protected]

Disciplinary Action Complaint Form

This complaint form must be used when filing a Disciplinary Action Complaint. A complaint that is not filed in accordance with Federation Bylaws shall render the filing ineffective and the complaint shall not be considered to have been properly filed. The complaint shall be filed with the Federation Regulation Department at [email protected] Any questions should be directed to the Director, Regulation Department at [email protected]

NGB Compliance Complaint Fillable Form

This complaint form is to be used when filing an NGB Compliance Complaint. A complaint that is not filed in accordance with Federation Bylaws shall render the filing ineffective and the complaint shall not be considered to have been properly filed. The complaint shall be filed with the Federation Regulation Department at [email protected] At the time of filing, Claimant must also serve a copy of the complaint on [email protected] and [email protected] The Bylaws are published on the Federation website at www.usef.org Any questions should be directed to the Director, Regulation Department at [email protected]

NGB Compliance Complaint Form

This complaint form is to be used when filing an NGB Compliance Complaint. A complaint that is not filed in accordance with Federation Bylaws shall render the filing ineffective and the complaint shall not be considered to have been properly filed. The complaint shall be filed with the Federation Regulation Department at [email protected] At the time of filing, Claimant must also serve a copy of the complaint on [email protected] and [email protected] The Bylaws are published on the Federation website at www.usef.org Any questions should be directed to the Director, Regulation Department at [email protected]

Athlete's Guide to Filing a Grievance Regarding Opportunity to Participate

This document provides Athletes with a guide to filing a Grievance regarding an Opportunity to Participate under Bylaw 702 and 704.

Opportunity to Participate Complaint Fillable Form

This complaint form must be used when filing an Opportunity to Participate Complaint with the Federation. A complaint that is not filed in accordance with Federation Bylaws shall render the filing ineffective and the complaint shall not be considered to have been properly filed. The complaint shall be filed with the Federation Regulation Department at [email protected] At the time of filing, Claimant must also serve a copy of the complaint on [email protected], [email protected], and any affected parties. Any questions should be directed to the Director, Regulation Department at [email protected]

Opportunity to Participate Complaint Form

This complaint form must be used when filing an Opportunity to Participate Complaint with the Federation. A complaint that is not filed in accordance with Federation Bylaws shall render the filing ineffective and the complaint shall not be considered to have been properly filed. The complaint shall be filed with the Federation Regulation Department at [email protected] At the time of filing, Claimant must also serve a copy of the complaint on [email protected], [email protected], and any affected parties. Any questions should be directed to the Director, Regulation Department at [email protected]

Members' Rights

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

USEF Welfare and Safety Penalty Guidelines FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the USEF Welfare and Safety Penalty Guidelines