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Forms and Publications

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.

Process to Relieve a Suspended Horse from Suspension

Allows new owners or lessees the opportunity to demonstrate to the Hearing Committee that they acquired a horse through a bona fide transaction and therefore the horse should be relieved of suspension.

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.