Horse Registration Policy
Horse Registration Policy
Registration is vital to the lifetime competition record for your horse.
All horses competing in USEA-recognized competitions must be registered with the USEA (except horses at the beginner novice level- see Beginner Novice Horses below). Once registered with the USEA, the horse's registration number will stay the same, regardless of change in owner.
All horses must have a minimum of LIMITED STATUS registration with the USEA in order to participate in USEA recognized competitions at the Young Event Horse Test, Novice, and Training levels. This is a lifetime registration which would only need to be upgraded if the horse moves up to compete at Preliminary or above.
All horses must have FULL STATUS registration with the USEA in order to participate in USEA recognized competitions at the Preliminary level and above. This is a lifetime registration. All horses with LIMITED STATUS registration must be upgraded to FULL STATUS registration prior to competing at the Preliminary level.
How to Register
To register, upgrade, or change the Horse name, please log in. You may also make your membership renewals and member information profile updates on this page, which is available 24/7. It is important to keep your profile information up-to-date. Also available is the Horse Life Registration Form. Please send it, along with payment, to the USEA office, either by fax (703) 779-0550, email, or mail to:
United States Eventing Association
525 Old Waterford Road NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
Transfer of Ownership
Becomes effective at the date the forms (with required signature(s)) and Bill of Sale and fees are received at the USEA office. Application and Bill of Sale can either be faxed (703) 779-0550, mailed, or sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Note: Transfer of ownership is not complete without Bill of Sale.
USEA HORSE REGISTRATION LEVELS
Future Event Horses
All horses must have a minimum of FUTURE EVENT HORSE STATUS registration with the USEA in order to participate in USEA Future Event Horse tests. This level of registration is valid through the horse’s three-year-old season and does not allow for competition in recognized horse trials or Young Event Horse tests.
Young Event Horses
All horses must have a minimum of LIMITED STATUS ($40) registration with the USEA in order to participate in USEA recognized Young Event Horse Tests.
Beginner Novice Horses
All horses competing at the Beginner Novice level must have 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.
Restricted Horse registration: Allows for use on the USEA Xentry online entry system to enter competitions at the TEST or BN level(s) ONLY. THIS IS NOT A VALID HORSE REGISTRATION FOR COMPETITON. Horse registered at this level will not earn competition points nor be considered for USEA Leaderboard, Annual Awards or AEC Qualifications. Togetstartedgo to:http://services.useventing.com.
Note for Beginner Novice and Restricted Horses and Riders: The USEA will extend a 14-day grace period for Beginner Novice and Restricted level horse and riders to join the USEA, renew their membership, or to register their horses. Points are not retroactive after the 14-day grace period. Join at http://services.useventing.com.
Novice and Training Level Horses
USEA mandates that all horse must have a LIMITED STATUS ($40) registration with the USEA in order to participate in USEA recognized competitions at the Novice Level and above must have a valid competing USEA horse registration. ALL Foreign horses must have a valid USEA membership and horse registration to compete. No exceptions! All horses with FEH registration must upgrade to Limited Status.
Preliminary , Intermediate and Advanced Horses
Mandatory! All horses must have FULL STATUS ($150) registration with the USEA in order to participate in USEA recognized competitions at the Preliminary level and above. All horses with LIMITED STATUS registration must be upgraded ($100) to FULL STATUS registration prior to competing at the Preliminary level.
Points, Qualifications, and Year-End Awards
Riders and/or owners are ultimately responsible for ensuring their horses have proper registration to compete in USEA recognized events.
For year-end awards, the USEA has established a cut-off date of November 15thfor inquiries about horse and rider competitive records, for competitions that have been held prior to November 15th. While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of our members’ competitive records, we realize that errors do occur. It is the responsibility of every owner/rider to verify their horses' records. This may be done using the USEA Horse Lookup (Results and Qualifications) page on the website, or by logging into Online Services. Any questions regarding competition records can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Sport Services at 703-779-0440 ex 3005.
Failure to comply with the USEA Horse Registration Policy shall result in the loss of earned points and future entries may not be accepted.
Horse Registration Search
If you have recently bought a horse and are unsure if it has been previously registered with the USEA, search our database for USEA Horse Lookup.