USEF has two different types of membership options for individuals, the Active Competing Membership and the Fan Membership. The Active Membership costs $80 per year, and the Fan Membership costs $25 per year.
2. What is the difference between the Active and Fan Memberships?
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 membership is perfect for any person who wishes to have the same accessing to our website 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, 11/30/2019, 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?
To compete in a USEF Licensed competition, the rider, owner, trainer, handler, driver, and coach are required to either have an Active membership or pay a show pass fee of $45 per competition. Per GR901.9, the following classes are member-exempt:
Participants in the following classes are exempted from the Requirements of this rule: 1) leadline; 2) exhibitions; 3) games and races; 4) classes for 4-H members; 5) walk trot (exception: Friesian performance FR218) and academy classes (academy classes are classes limited to horses used regularly in a lesson program); 6) USDF introductory level tests, pas de deux and quadrille classes; 7) NRHA Endorsed Reining Competitions. 8) Opportunity classes, 9) citizens of other nations who have proof, in English, of current membership in good standing of their own National Federation, 10) USEA beginner novice division; and 11) assistant handlers in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes.
In order to compete in an Amatuer-restricted class, the rider must sign for their Amatuer status and therefore be a member with USEF. Equine Canada members may provide proof of their EC Membership and sign for their Amatuer status on a USEF Membership Application to receive a Non-Member Amatuer Card.
5. How do I record my Farm/Business with USEF?
You can record a Farm/Business in two ways. You can fill out the paper Farm/Business Recording Application, which will allow you to list up to 2 owners of the Farm/Business, and then list any horses owned by those 2 individuals that you wish to be moved into the farm at the same time.
You can also 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 "Create New Account" link on the log in page. After you input all the information, our staff must manually add the Owners to the Farm/Business before you are able to purchase a recording online. We try to process these within 24 business hours from receipt. After the owners are added, you can purchase the Active Recording for the Farm/Business online!
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 the Customer Care Center at 859-258-2472 or use our online chat feature to request your password. US Equestrian's Customer Care is available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm ET.