FAQ: U.S. Center for SafeSport Training
This FAQwas originally published on 8/31/18. It was modified on 8/18/21.All USEF members 18-years-old and older, with a Competing Membership, must completeSafeSport Trainingto be eligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions.
FAQ: Safe Sport
US Equestrian has prepared responses to frequently asked questions regarding interim measures issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The following information is an additional resource to help further educate US Equestrian members and the public around these important matters.
FAQ: Competition Managers, Secretaries and Officials SafeSport Training Tips
The USEF Safe Sport Policy and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code were designed to, and aim at, protecting all participants in our sport.
FAQ: USEF Safe Sport Policy Updates and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
From beginner to Olympic athlete, we all share a love for horses that draws us to equestrian sport. At US Equestrian (USEF), we believe that creating a safe environment for us all to enjoy our love for horses is essential. Since 2013, USEF has had policies in place to protect minor athletes from abuse and bullying and all athletes from harassment.
FAQ: Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Status for Pergolide Administration Announcement Effective December 1, 2018
Pergolide has been the mainstay treatment of Equine Cushing’s disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), for several decades. Due to the class of drug that pergolide represents, it is a prohibited substance under Federation Equestre International (FEI) and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rules. Currently, under USEF GR411 Conditions For Therapeutic Administrations of Prohibited Substances, pergolide can be administered, but requires a 24-hour withdrawal from treatment prior to competition and represents a hardship to competitor and horse. Effective December 1, 2018, horses that are granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for pergolide can remain on pergolide with no withdrawal of drug prior to competition and no need to file a Medication Report Form (MRF) each time they compete. For more information, please read the press release.
FAQ: American Performance Horse FAQs
The American Performance Horse program was created in December 2009 to promote American-bred horses. The goal for the APH is to spotlight performance horses bred in the United States.
FAQ: Horse Recording/ID
USEF offers 3 different options for recording horses: the free Horse ID, the Annual Recording, and the Lifetime Recording.
In certain breedsand disciplines, there are heightrestricted divisions that require a measurement card for all competing horses.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your measurement card, please contact Melissa Lawson at [email protected] or 859-225-2026.
Horses that compete in FEI competition must have an official Federation issued passport. A national passport is valid for lower-level competition within the United States. An FEI passport is valid for any level of FEI competition both nationally and internationally.
FAQ: Membership/Customer Care
Below are some of the most common questions we receive about memberships in Customer Care!