Equestrian And The United States Dressage Federation Reach
Agreement Regarding Horse Identification Requirements
Equestrian and The United States Dressage Federation have reached
an agreement that will allow a seamless transition for individuals
who have horses that are recorded with USDF and are competing
in USA Equestrian recognized competition to comply with the requirement
of USA Equestrian Article 811. This new rule is effective on December
1, 2002 and states that all horses competing in USA Equestrian
recognized competitions must be properly identified with an identification
number. Through this joint agreement USDF will be providing the
members' USDF Horse Identification Number or Lifetime Horse Registration
Number as well as additional information on the horse and owner
to USA Equestrian so that it can be directly entered into the
system making compliance for the member paperless and instantaneous.
Once the horse is in the USA Equestrian system the owner will
receive a letter to let them know that their horse has been entered
and that they should continue to use the number issued by USDF
for competing in any USDF recognized competition.
intent of this rule is to provide a system of tracking a horse's
performance throughout its competing lifetime.
Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch made the following statement
regarding this joint agreement. "USDF is pleased with the
cooperative effort between USDF and USA Equestrian in making compliance
as seamless as possible for USDF members who have applied for
and received a Horse Identification Number or Lifetime Registration
Number with USDF". A minimum requirement of a USDF Horse
Identification Number for all horses entered in USDF recognized
shows, became mandatory October 1, 2002.
you have any questions or need further information on this program
please contact Cheryll Frank at (859) 225-6980, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.