Available for Students in Grades 5-12




Check out our Requirement and FAQ page below for updated info!


You don’t have to be a record setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in junior high or high school sports anymore. US Equestrian is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians.

The US Equestrian Interscholastic Athlete Program is open to equestrian athletes who participate in any breed or discipline. To earn letters, athletes should be a subscriber or competing member of US Equestrian. 

Students may complete their requirements in two different ways based on either the number of hours spent in the saddle or the number of competitions he or she competes in during the year. The program year runs from June 1 - May 31 of the following year and honors those who document their involvement with an Interscholastic Athlete Varsity patch and corresponding pins. An Interscholastic Athlete patch and pin are awarded at the completion of your first year in the program. Each additional lettering year completed, you will receive an Interscholastic Athlete pin and award letter. Additional Lettering merchandise is also available for purchase with Shop USEF.

  • A student wishing to log his or her time needs to record a minimum of 100 hours of riding/driving/training.
  • A student wishing to use his or her competition experience must participate in at least three (3) competitions (both USEF licensed and/or non-USEF licensed) of any level or type to complete the requirements for that year.

Students may apply retroactively for previous years if they are still in grades 5-12 and can provide verification for each year. 

As you look to build your resume and establish your professional portfolio, US Equestrian encourages student athetes to include the number of Interscholastic years of achievement. It is important to highlight your dedication and commitment to the program by listing the number of years you were a lettering athlete. US Equestrian also provides athletes the option to send your current school a letter from our president, Tom O'Mara, showcasing your achievements. 


Learn More - View our program requirements and FAQs

Join Now! - Apply for the program online in your My USEF Dashboard

Questions?  Email [email protected] or call 859-810-8733.





Forms and Publications

Navigating the Interscholastic Athlete Dashboard

Step by Step instructions on how to navigate the Interscholastic Athlete Dashboard

Letter From The President: Scholastic Equestrian Athletes

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

FAQs and Requirements

Information on participating in the US Equestrian Lettering Program

Hour Log

Record your hours for the Lettering Program on this log or online at https://members.usef.org/lettering/manage/dashboard.

Competition Verification Template

If you are unable to provide results from the competition, you may complete this form and have it signed by the competition organizer.

Submit Your Requirements

For quick and convenient processing, submit your program requirements in your US Equestrian Member Dashboard!