Latest COVID-19 Updates from US Equestrian can be found on the Coronavirus Disease Resources and Updates page.

Ensuring the safety and welfare of horses, participants, and all stakeholders at US Equestrian Competitions remains a top priority of US Equestrian. In today’s environment, this has become even more important.  Below you will find tools to assist US Equestrian Competition Organizers as well as competitors and participants with managing risks associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Whether participant, competition organizer and staff, or vendor and support personnel, each of us needs to exercise caution, take precautionary measures, be accountable, and utilize good judgement at all times while interacting with one another at competitions.

Click on the link below to access the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions

USEF COVID-19 Action Plan for USEF-Licensed Competitions - new edition 8/15/22

Action Plan Appendix A - Competition Organizer Best Practices - updated 8/15/22

Action Plan Appendix B - Competition Participant Best Practices - updated 8/15/22

Action Plan Appendix C - COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan - updated 8/15/22

 

 

USEF Rule Modifications

Additional Resources

          Fillable PDF for use by competition management; may be electronically signed and must be submitted to competition managment

         Fillable PDF for use by competition management; may be electronically signed and must be submitted to competition managment

          Fillable PDF for use by competition management; may be electronically signed and must be submitted to competition managment

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Resources

 

This toolkit will be updated as new resources become available and as the situation changes.

 

USEF has put in place preventative measures aimed to reduce the spread of illnesses, including COVID-19, at its licensed competitions and following its licensed competitions; however, USEF cannot guarantee that participants or attendees will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending a licensed competition could increase the risk contracting an illness, including COVID-19. Anyone attending a USEF licensed competition assumes the risk of contracting an illness, including the COVID-19 virus.

Additional Resources

2022 USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications to Dressage

Effective December 15, 2021 through the end of the 2022 competition year

USEF COVID-19 Action Plan for Operating Competitions

Requirements and Recommendations for Operating USEF-Licensed Competitions in the COVID-19 Environment

Equestrian Sport: Experience with Risk Management and Communicable Disease Outbreak Mitigation

Whitepaper providing a summary of equestrian sport operation and USEF's experience with managing risk and mitigating equine communicable disease outbreaks.

USEF Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement

Fillable PDF for use by competition management; may be electronically signed and must be submitted to competition management.

Spanish Translation- Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement

Spanish Translation of Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement

Federation Entry Agreement

Fillable PDF for use by competition management; may be electronically signed and must be submitted to competition management.

Explaining USEF & Licensed Competitions to State and Local Authorities

Toolkit for use by competition organizers to aid them in discussion with state and local authorities when planning events

USEF State Tracker - COVID-19 Regulations & Restrictions by State

State-by-State summary listing of restrictions and regulations affecting travel, mass gatherings, and sporting events

2020 USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications

Effective May 18, 2020 through the end of the 2020 competition year

2021 USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications

Effective December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2021