CAA Collegiate Equestrian Athlete Resources

As a result of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and the NCAA adoption of legislation allowing student-athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness (NIL), USEF is providing you with guidance regarding what this announcement means for your amateur status.  Click on the links below to access the resources.


NIL Guidance for NCAA Collegiate Equestrians



Introduction to Intercollegiate Equestrian

Students today have more opportunities to make riding part of their college experience than ever before. The key is to understand your own riding goals and to choose a program that best helps meet them. While participating in any collegiate equestrian sport doesn’t guarantee you a spot on an Olympic team, it can add a lot of enjoyment to your college years.


Click here to access information about intercollegiate equestrian programs accessible through USEF



If you have additional questions, please contact Emily McSweeney  [email protected]



Additional Resources

NCAA Collegiate Equestrian NIL Guidance

USEF's guidance for NCAA student athletes regarding amateur status and participating in NIL-related activities.

Collegiate Equestrian Handbook

Helpful information about continuing your participation in equestrian sports throughout college and a guide to colleges with collegiate equestrian teams or opportunities.

Letter From The President: Scholastic Equestrian Athletes

A letter from the president of US Equestrian outlining the importance of recognizing equestrians as student athletes.

Programs and Tools

Find a college equestrian program and learn more about how to support the future of horse sports through collegiate riding teams and clubs.