Breaking News
From Aug. 30 - Sept. 3, the USEF office will be closed while we move to our new building. During this time, USEF’s online tools and services—including the website, Customer Care Center, horse and member records, fax, and email—will be unavailable.

The United States Equestrian Federation takes seriously its role as a governing body for equestrian sport and implements programs and policies to protect human and equestrian athletes.

The USEF Rule Book is designed to delineate boundaries that create an environment for fair and honest competition within which equestrians can enjoy competing safely, with integrity and respect. USEF Rules are intended:

  • To promote integrity, honesty, equal opportunity, fair play, responsibility, respect and enjoyment in equestrian sport.
  • To keep competition in the perspective of the USEF stated mission.
  • To encourage and reward performance excellence and initiative at every level.
  • To protect the health, safety, and well-being of participants.


The USEF Rule Book is now available for iOS and Android devices
Download from the Apple App Store
Download from Google Play

The USEF Rule Book is available in hard copy.
Rule changes approved after August 27, 2018 are not included in the hard copy.
To order please complete the order form.

Staff Contact

Sarah Gilbert, Paralegal
[email protected]

Updated 5/14/19  Effective 5/15/19

Additional Resources

Proposed Rule Changes, Presidential Modifications, and Archived Rulebooks