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Today, the USEA boasts nearly 13,000 members and about 250 USEA recognized events take place across the nation each year.

We also offer many educational programs, clinics, and seminars for our members. Various categories and price ranges of memberships are available that offer something for everyone depending on your level of interest. To learn more about the USEA, visit the About Us page.

Ready to join or renew? Log in to USEA Online Services or download the USEA Membership Application.

For more information on recent changes to membership, horse registration, and program fees click here.

The United States Eventing Association acknowledges that many of the lands upon which we ride, compete, and train are lands that in the past have been worked or stewarded by enslaved people, indigenous groups, indentured laborers, and others from whom land was taken or who performed coerced labor. We recognize the losses of those people and the fact that many descendants remain in our communities today. We honor those individuals, recognize their loss, and respect these places that are integral to the continuation of our sport.

Why Join the USEA?

The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing.

USEA Member Levels

Full Member


Junior Member


Collegiate Program Membership


Lifetime Member


Lifetime Member 60 & Over


Supporting Member


Partial Year Membership

*As of December 1, 2023

About USEA Membership

USEA membership and horse registrations are mandatory to compete in all USEA recognized competitions at every level. No exceptions! Make sure your USEA membership is active and that your horse is properly registered to compete at the appropriate level. Points and placings are not retroactive. Competitors who repeatedly enter events at the Beginner Novice level and above without the benefit of membership will be included on a list provided to organizers and their entries will not be accepted. The USEA Membership year runs from December 1st through November 30th.

Full Membership Benefits

• Ability to compete at all recognized USEA Horse Trials at all levels
• Ability to compete in USEA programs, series, and championships
• A subscription to Eventing USA (four-color educational magazine with articles, profiles, competition reports, and photos recognizing member achievements)
• Subscription to all USEA eNewsletters
• Access to the national competition schedule
• Full access to USEA website with horse and rider competitive records
• Verification of qualifications for competition levels and championships
• Eligibility for USEA Horse and Rider Awards Programs
• Eligibility for USEA Leaderboards
• Eligibility for Adult Rider and Junior/Young Rider educational programs
• USEA-provided Competition Liability Insurance
• Access to the directory of USEA Certified Instructors
• Access to the USEA Member Rewards Program
• USEA Decal or Magnet

Junior Membership Benefits

• Receives all Full Member benefits
• Only open to competitors through the end of the calendar year of their 18th birthday
• Interscholastic Eventing League is open to students in grades 7-12. Eligible members may join the IEL by selecting their Affiliated Team during membership application or renewal.

Collegiate Membership Benefits

• Receives all Full Member benefits
• Only open to students who are attending a University or College that holds an Affiliate Membership with the USEA
• TO RECEIVE THE $25 DISCOUNT: Your Team Coach/Team Advisor must provide a roster of the Eventing Team members to the USEA. If the Affiliate College/University submits the membership form to the USEA, the $25.00 discount will be automatically applied.

Life Membership Benefits

• Receives all Full Member benefits for life

Supporting Membership Benefits

• Participation in USEA Educational Activities
• 6 Issues of Eventing USA (December 1 to November 30)
• Subscription to all USEA eNewsletters
• Access to the USEA Member Rewards Program
• USEA Decal or Magnet

Partial Year Membership Benefits

• Receives all Full Member benefits
• Available only September 1 - November 30 of each year to those who register for a Full Membership for the coming year. This is not a standalone membership.

Additional Benefits of USEA Membership

• Sanctioning and monitoring of competition standards and specifications of courses
• Voting rights
• Development and maintenance of national competition calendar
• Course standardization creating an even playing field across the nation
• An Equine Drugs and Medications program to further ensure an even playing field for competitors
• Course safety
• Well-trained and educated officials
• Educational clinics, seminars, and schooling shows
• Advocacy for the sport of eventing
• The ability for members to have their voices heard and to share in the governance of their sport
• National and international news, photos, and information about the sport through
• Live-scoring from competitions
• Online competition and educational videos
• Weekly USEA eNewsletter
• Bi-weekly USEA Podcast
• Database maintenance of statistical sport and member information, including results from 1974
• Online Rule Book including USEA policies and USEF Rules and Regulations
• Education, certification, and continuing education of trainers and instructors (ICP)
• Competition Liability Insurance which covers organizers, competitors, owners, officials, spectators, and volunteers
• Historical competitive records on all horses
• Access to a comprehensive eventing library at the national headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia, open to members year-round from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
• USEA Members have free access to the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels through their online portal.
• Access to the USEA Member Rewards Program. Log into your member dashboard to obtain a full listings of your member benefits.

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