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USA Equestrian
USAE/USDF Horse ID Update

USA Equestrian is now accepting copies of completed United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Horse Identification (Horse ID) applications or copies of breed registration papers in place of completed USA Equestrian Horse ID applications if the USDF Horse ID number has not been assigned at the time of the competition. Competitions are asked to submit copies of these documents to the USA Equestrian office along with competition results and this will meet the requirements of article 811 of the rules.

USDF Horse ID numbers already assigned can be used at USA Equestrian recognized competitions and it will not be necessary to apply separately for a USA Equestrian Horse ID number. Accordingly, USA Equestrian will not need to notify dressage members of their assigned Horse ID number, although any member who wishes to obtain their number may do so by contacting Cheryll Frank at (859) 225-6980; or Ken Ball at (859) 225-2035;

Regional Championships and Qualifiers:
We would also like to remind you of the requirements of article 812.4 which states as follows: "Horses must be recorded (with USA Equestrian) in order to be eligible to compete in USA Equestrian/USDF qualifying classes for dressage championships and will not be credited with qualifying for the Regional Finals for Dressage Championships until they are recorded and unless they are entered in qualifying classes under their official recorded names and ownership. The responsibility for such recording rests entirely with the exhibitor." A USAE Horse ID number alone does not meet the above requirements. In addition, according to article 1927, the USDF Lifetime Horse Registration is also required for USAE/USDF Regional Championships qualifying and championship classes.

A horse recording application form may be downloaded from the USA Equestrian website at under downloads or you may complete a recording at this link - Alternatively, you may request a form by fax or by mail by contacting the USA Equestrian Membership Department at (859) 225-6910 or you may complete an application form at the competition.

For further information regarding USDF Membership, you may contact them at 859-971-2277or at Membership downloads can be accessed at this link-

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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