Mar 04, 2022

What are the Seven Types of Membership of the USEA?

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
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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.

Full Membership

    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).

    Lifetime Membership

      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).

        Collegiate Membership

          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.

          Junior Membership

            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.

              Supporting Membership

                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).

                USEA membership is required to participate in all Area programs like the USEA Adult Rider Program or the USEA Young Rider Program.

                Ready to join or renew for 2022? Log in to USEA Online Services or download the USEA Membership Application. If you need to speak with the USEA Membership Services Department, call 703-779-0440 x 1.

                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

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