NEW USEF REQUIREMENT FOR 2019: All competitors must complete USEF Safe Sport certification before competing. Please attach a copy of your Safe Sport Completion of Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education certificate. The training can be found athttps://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/safe-sportTHIS IS NOT OPTIONAL and no refunds will be given if competitor cannot provide proof of completion. USEF website takes up to 3 days to reflect completion so print and bring certificate.
The US Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced a rule change on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, requiring that, effective January 1, 2019, all USEF members 18 and over with an Adult Competing Membership must complete Safe Sport training in order to be eligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions.Who is required to take the Safe Sport training? Any USEF member who is 18 years old and above and who has a USEF Adult Competing Membership is required to take the Safe Sport training, including amateurs, professionals, and owners who have an annual, three-year, or lifetime membership. The Safe Sport training requirement does not include USEF Fan Members.How long do I have to complete the requirement? All USEF Adult Competing Members must complete the training within 30 days of joining or renewing their membership. USEF will provide members who renew or join on or after December 1, 2018, a 30-day grace period to complete the Safe Sport training. Members joining prior to December 1, 2018, will have until January 1, 2019, to complete the training.What happens if I do not comply with the training requirement? Those who do not complete the Safe Sport training will be ineligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions. How often do I need to complete the Safe Sport training? The required Safe Sport Core Training (approximately 90 minutes) only needs to be completed once. A Safe Sport Refresher training course, which takes approximately 30 minutes, must be completed annually thereafter. US Equestrian is providing Adult Competing Members a 30-day grace period to complete the training.
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