The United States Eventing Association (USEA) announced today that US Equestrian (USEF) has changed their classification of the Modified level from USEF Endorsed to USEF Recognized. This change was implemented on December 1, 2019, and new USEF membership requirements will take effect on April 1, 2020.
With the addition of the FEI one-star level, the Modified level has become the comparable national level and a qualifier for the one-star level.
Riders, owners, and trainers wishing to compete at the Modified level at any event taking place following the April 1 deadline must be Competing Members with the USEF, which includes completing the mandatory SafeSport training. Riders, owners, and trainers competing at the Modified level can register with the USEF by clicking here. If a rider, owner, or trainer competing at the Modified level does not wish to register with the USEF, they have the option of paying the $45.00 non-member fee at each event.
Horses do not have to be registered with the USEF to compete at the Modified level.
Riders competing at the Modified level will also be responsible for paying the $8.00 USEF Administration Fee when entering an event.
“We are working with our colleagues at US Equestrian to spread the word to eventers about this change and we appreciate the general public’s help,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “When the Modified level was first proposed in the U.S., it was primarily intended to bridge the transition for horses and riders into the Preliminary level. The volunteer leaders of eventing in the U.S. were also aware that the FEI would be eventually offering a level below CCI2* equivalent to Modified. With the recent changes to the US Equestrian General Regulations the inclusion of Modified as a recognized level became official. The Beginner Novice through Training levels will remain endorsed levels of competition and no changes will occur to entering those levels of competition.”
If you have questions, please contact USEF Director of Eventing National Programs Shealagh Costello at [email protected].
About the United States Eventing Association
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. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
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