USEF has three different types of membership options for individuals, the Active Competing Membership, the Subscriber Membership and the Fan account. The Active Membership costs $80 per year, the Subscriber Membership is $25, and the Fan account is free. We also offer a Farm/Business membership which is $80 for one full year from date of purchase.
2. What is the difference between the Active Membership and Fan Account?
An Active Competing membership is the membership required in order to compete at any USEF licensed competition as a rider, owner, driver, trainer, coach, longuer, or handler. This membership also gives full access to the USEF website, including the Network, Learning Center, and searches. We also have a collection of great MemberPerks available to all members!
The Fan account is perfect for any person who wishes to have the same accessing to our website, live streams and MemberPerks listed above, but who will not be competing or own horses that are competing in USEF competitions!
3. Why are there two end date options for my Active membership?
When you purchase an active membership online, you will see that the page gives you two different end date options. The first will be the end of the current competition year, 11/30/2024, and the second option will be a full year from the current date. There is no difference in price between these two options. Some people just prefer to have their memberships end with the competition year rather than having the membership run a full 365 days.
4. Am I required to have a USEF membership in order to compete?
Effective 12/1/2022 for the 2023 competition year an Extraordinary Rule change to GR 202.1 Membership Requirements amending the approved use of Show Passes was adopted to streamline the membership process and further support safety, education, awareness, and accountability amongst coaches, trainers, and parents. Key changes to the rule are:
Non-member participants in the role of riders, drivers, handlers, vaulters, lungers, owners, lessees, and agents must pay a Show Pass fee.Competitions cannot accept payment for a Show Pass from exhibitors. Show Pass purchases can only be made online on the USEF website by exhibitors.
Non-member participants in the above roles are limited to obtaining no more than one (1) Show Pass per competition year.
To be eligible to participate at Federation Licensed Competitions, all persons acting as coaches or trainers, and legal guardians signing entry blanks as coaches or trainers on behalf of their minors must be Senior Active Members in good standing.
The online Show Pass form can be accessed at the following URL: https://www.usef.org/show-pass. The Show Pass form cannot be completed until a competition start date is within the next 14 days or if the show is currently in progress.
Change in Rules
Effective 9/1/2023, Foreign Participants must join USEF as Competing Members to Participate in National Competitions. The exception to this is Equestrian Canada license holders, the effective date of this requirement for Equestrian Canada license holders is 12/1/2023.
You can record the Farm/Business online by creating a new account through the website. You will have to log out of your individual account, and then go to the "Become A Member" link. https://www.usef.org/org
6. Does my business need to be incorporated to be registered with USEF?
No, your business is not required to be officially incorporated to be registered with USEF. We are not a legal registry, so we do not have any legal requirements for registering a farm with us.
7. Why won't the website let me register a second person with a shared email?
USEF has moved to a unique email system due to a number of factors, including SafeSport, duplicate account creation, and security reasons. Unfortunately, our system will only allow an email to be used once in our database. If you are a parent with 2 or more participating children that do not have email accounts of their own, we would recommend creating an email account for them for USEF purposes through one of the free email websites, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL.
8. What is my Password?
You can use the forgot password feature on the log in screen to send an email that will allow you to reset your password.
Please be aware that you must have a valid email address on file with US Equestrian to reset your password. If you do not receive an email after using this feature please call Member Services at 859-810-8733 or email [email protected]
US Equestrian's Member Service team is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm ET.
Your account will automatically unlock after a few minutes. Please be patient, and then refresh your browser. Your username should be your USEF number. If you are unsure of your password, please use the "forgot password" link. https://www.usef.org/forgot-password