Horse ID Update
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.
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;
email@example.com or Ken Ball at (859) 225-2035; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
horse recording application form may be downloaded from the USA
Equestrian website at www.equestrian.org under downloads or you
may complete a recording at this link - http://www.equestrian.org/2003applications/horse/index.asp.
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.
further information regarding USDF Membership, you may contact
them at 859-971-2277or at www.usdf.org. Membership downloads can
be accessed at this link- http://www.usdf.org/Join/index.asp
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.