Every year the United States Eventing Association (USEA) attracts nearly 13,000 members from across the U.S. and Canada, and recognizes around 250 events. Additionally, the USEA offers a variety of educational programs, clinics, and seminars for its members.
Various categories and price ranges of memberships are available at the USEA, offering a membership type for anyone and everyone interested in joining the sport. Learn more about the seven types of membership below!
USEA membership is mandatory to compete in all USEA recognized competitions at every level. The USEA membership year runs from December 1 through November 30 of every year.
A full membership with the USEA provides many benefits including the ability to compete at all recognized USEA Horse Trials at all levels, the ability to compete in USEA programs, series, and championships, a subscription to Eventing USA, eligibility for USEA horse and rider awards programs, eligibility for USEA national leaderboards, access to the USEA Member Rewards Program, and more. This membership type is for anyone who is older than 18 years old. The annual membership fee is $95 (+$5 Covid-19 recovery fee).
The most cost-effective membership is the lifetime membership which members receive full membership benefits for life. This membership type is open to anyone, at any age. There is a one-time membership fee of $1,500 (+$5 Covid-19 recovery fee).
Lifetime Membership - 60 & Over
In 2022 a new membership type was introduced to the USEA, the Lifetime Membership - 60 & Over. This membership is a slightly altered version of the already existing lifetime membership, and members receive full membership benefits for life. This membership type is for anyone who is 60 years old or older. There is a one-time membership fee of $1,000 (+ $5 Covid-19 recovery fee).
A collegiate membership is a full membership with a $25 discount applied. Collegiate members receive full membership benefits plus the opportunity to participate in the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program.
A collegiate membership is not age specific but open to current students attending a university or college that holds an affiliate membership with the USEA. The annual membership fee is $70 (+ $5 Covid-19 recovery fee). To receive the collegiate membership discount, the collegiate member must be on the official team roster.
This membership is also a full membership but at a discounted rate. Junior members receive full membership benefits plus the opportunity to participate in the USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) in the 7th – 12th grade. The IEL affiliate representative must submit a roster to be eligible to participate in IEL.
A junior membership is for anyone 18 years old or younger. Junior membership eligibility is through the end of the calendar year of their 18th birthday. The annual membership fee is $70 (+ $5 Covid-19 recovery fee).
Partial Year Membership
This unique membership type is available on September 1 - November 30 of each year to those who register for a full, junior, or supporting membership for the coming year. This is not a standalone membership. The partial year, three-month membership receives full membership benefits.
A partial year membership is for anyone, at any age, who is registered as a full, junior, or supporting member for the following year. The partial year membership fee is $40.
This membership type is perfect for supporters of the sport who might not compete at recognized events but are still active in the eventing community. Supporting membership benefits include participation in USEA educational activities, a subscription to the award-winning print magazine Eventing USA, the ability to upgrade membership at any time and pay the difference, access to the USEA website with horse and rider records, access to the USEA Member Rewards Program, and more.
A supporting membership is open to anyone, at any age, who doesn’t compete in USEA recognized events. The annual membership fee is $50 (+ $5 Covid-19 recovery fee).
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.
Welcome to the Show Me state and to Area IV USEA members! The 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention kicks of tomorrow and features four full days of educational seminars, committee meetings, and social gatherings all with one aim—to bring the eventing community together to continue to improve upon and celebrate the sport that we all love. This year’s Convention takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in downtown St. Louis from Dec. 7-10, and we have rounded up everything you need to know to make the most of your time in the heartland.
To accompany the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, USEA Educational Partner STRIDER has prepared Digital Resources to Maximize Education & Access for the Eventing Community. In keeping with the USEA’s mission to expand the sport of eventing, this webinar outlines ways in which digital tools can be leveraged to increase access and education across equestrian opportunities. As part of STRIDER’s popular Professional Development Webinar Series, this presentation aims to provide a quick overview of best practices and digital tools used across the equestrian industry to boost growth.
Every horse who participated this year in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program has a story—a background that involves a breeder who labored over bloodlines, veterinary care, initial training, and so much more. This year’s highest-placing U.S.-bred horse in the 5-year-old division at the Dutta Corp./USEA Young Event Horse Championships, Arden Augustus, is no exception. His breeder and owner, Anita Antenucci of Arden Farms in Upperville, Virginia, started her program nine years ago and said that the Warmblood gelding was a more emotionally driven breeding for her than others due to his connections with Antenucci’s long-time friend Sharon White.
Have you ever wondered why professional riders love bringing their horses through the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) program? USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown chats with two of this year's YEH Champions, Caroline Pamukcu who won the USEA YEH 4-year-old East Coast Championship aboard HSH Afterglow, and Andrea Baxter who won the USEA YEH 5-year-old Championship with Camelot PJ, to discuss this year's Championships and all of the great things that the program has to offer.