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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. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians.

The USEF Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program is open to equestrian athletes in all breeds or disciplines who are currently members of USEF or become USEF members. Students participating in the program need to record 100 hours of riding or training and three competitions of any level or type to complete the requirements for that year. The program runs from June 1-May 31 of each year and will honor those who document their training and competition involvement by awarding emblems and pins.

Students may apply retroactively for previous years if they are still in grades 5-12 and can provide verification for each year. For example, a student just finding out about the program in grade 10 can still sign up for grades 5-10 if they met the requirements for each year.

Students currently in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in the USEF Junior High School Equestrian Athlete Program.
Requirements and FAQs

Students currently in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Program.
Requirements and FAQs

Guidelines and Forms


School Riding Programs


Follow the steps below to sign up for the USEF Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program online:
Login to your My USEF MyWay account.
If you have never logged in before, click on the link below the Sign In to create an Individual Account.
After you have created an account and logged in, click on the link for Equestrian Athlete Lettering Application.
** You must be a current USEF member to participate in this program. If you are not an active member, a link will appear for you to renew. You can choose any type of USEF membership.

We encourage you to use the online application. If you are unable to use the online application click here for a printable version.

Requirements & FAQs

School Riding Programs

As many students know, there is not always time for other sports or extracurricular activities when you ride horses. Fortunately, many schools are now starting to incorporate horseback riding into their offered activities. Throughout the country various high school riding associations have developed to promote equestrian riding teams and clubs to junior, middle and high schools.

To find out more about these or to learn how to start your own equestrian riding team or club, read our guide to Equestrian Riding Programs—Overview for Middle, Junior High, and High School Students, or click here for a printable version.

Staff Contact

Questions? You can email or call Terra Schroeder. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

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859 225 6952