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Wed, 2016-01-13 09:18

Association Membership Reminders for 2016

Authored By: USEA

Competing this year? Make sure your membership is current before you start competing. Joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever - Visit the USEA's Online Services and renew, email your application to [email protected] or fax your application to the USEA at (703) 779-0550 or call us at 703-779 0440 

Make sure your horse is also registered at the correct level for his/her next competition. Visit the Online Services and log into your account - click on Horse Registration and sign your horse up. To complete by mail or fax, download the Horse Life Application Form and send it in. We're happy to take your registration via the phone. 

New for 2016

The USEA is Going Green! This year the USEA will provide members with a permanent Membership Card which will not be replaced annually. However, you are required to renew your membership each year in order to stay active and be able to compete. These permanent cards will allow the USEA to do our part in helping the environment by cutting down on printing on mailing.

Amateur declaration may be made at any time during the current competition year; however, the benefits of amateur status are not retroactive. Amateur status begins at the time it is declared to the end of the current competition season. Amateur status must be declared annually for each competition season. If you are unclear about whether you qualify as an amateur or professional, email: [email protected].

Coming Soon! USEA Member Rewards Program (Providing an array of discounts to all USEA Members). 


Change of Ownership is free! Please complete the Horse Life Application Form and fax it to (703) 779-0550 or email  [email protected] or mail to the USEA office. Transfer of Ownership(s) become effective at the date the forms, complete with required signatures, are received in the USEA office. The USEA requires that a copy of the Bill of Sale be submitted or uploaded at the time of transferring your horse's ownership. Please black out the purchase amount or any other private information you do not wish to share. 

Naming of horses for competition: Competitors, please enter your horse in USEA recognized events under the name with which the horse is registered with the USEA. Competing under a name other than the registered name makes it difficult to identify the horse in order to keep records up-to-date and accurate. If you would like to change your horse's registered name, you may do so by logging into the Online Services or by downloading the horse registration form and either fax, email or mail to the USEA Membership Department. A Name change fee of $25.00 still applies

Points and placings are not retroactive. Competitors who enter events at the Novice level and above without benefit of membership will be denied entry to all USEA recognized competitions.

Do you have a Medical armband? If not, order one when you renew your membership, or visit the USEA web store at or call the USEA office and place your order.

Novice and above Horses and Riders: USEA mandates that all riders and horse competing in USEA recognized competitions at the Novice Level and above levels must have a valid competing USEA horse registration and USEA Membership. This includes ALL foreign competitors including Canada and Mexico must have a valid USEA membership and horse registration to compete.

Beginner Novice Riders: USEA requires all Beginner Novice Riders to have a USEA ID number. ID numbers do not require membership and can be created by going to the USEA home page and clicking on Online Services. Click "New User?" to create a profile.Placings at this membership level will not earn competition points nor be considered for USEA Leaderboards, Annual Awards or AEC.

Beginner Novice Horses: USEA requires that all horses competing at the Beginner Novice level should be registered with at least a restricted status. There is no cost to register a horse with restricted status, but the owner or rider must have a USEA ID number to register the horse. Horses registered at this membership level will not earn competition points nor be considered for USEA Leaderboards, Annual Awards or AEC.

Beginner Novice Competitors: Do you want your competition results to count for the year-end leaderboard and be saved on your record? Do you want to qualify for the AEC? If so, register with the USEA before your next competition. The USEA will extend a 14-day grace period for Beginner Novice level riders and to join the USEA, renew their memberships or to register their horse. Please note, this applies to the Beginner Novice level only. Please email Jennifer to notify of any membership or registration done within this 14-day period. 

Contact Information: Please make sure to update your contact information including address, phone number and email address with the USEA office by logging into While you're online, visit the Membership page on the website to see all the great benefits your membership in the USEA provides.

USEA Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Need to contact the USEA office? Call us: (703) 779-0440, email us: [email protected], Fax: (703) 779-0550



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