The USEF Safe Sport Policy and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code govern conduct at all USEF licensed, endorsed, and sponsored events. The USEF Safe Sport Policy can be found below. The SafeSport Code and the Center's Practices and Procedures can be found here. Through its partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, US Equestrian members and participants have a mandatory duty to report suspected sexual misconduct.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
Make a report to the U.S. Center for SafeSport if you have a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment, or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power. You can submit a report electronically to the Center or at (720) 524-5640.
Reporting Misconduct to Local Authorities
Contact your local authorities if you have a reasonable suspicion that child sexual abuse or neglect has occurred. All reports of child abuse or sexual assault of a minor must be reported to local authorities and the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Reports of abuse not involving a minor may also be reported to local authorities.
Reporting Other Misconduct
USEF handles all reports of suspected misconduct that is non-sexual in nature, including harassment, hazing, bullying, physical, or emotional misconduct. Reports can be made electronically to [email protected], or electronically or telephonically to any of the individuals on the Athlete Protection Team:
The U.S. Center for SafeSport Code and the USEF Safe Sport Policy requires certain categories of individuals to successfully complete awareness training every two years. USEF encourages all members to complete the training. The training can be found here and accessed using the access code 7MNA-86XI-FX4E-9GAN.
In accordance with the SafeSport Policy, the following category of individuals are required to successfully complete awareness training and a criminal background check every two years:
- USEF Board of Directors
- USEF Staff
- USEF Licensed Officials
- US Team Coaches & Technical Advisors
- US Team Chef d’Equipes
- US Team Veterinarians
- US Team Selectors
- Human Physio Therapists
A list of individuals that have been permanently banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport or USEF for violations of the SafeSport Code of Federation Rules can be found here.