Who We Are
Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts
each share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines
the membership of the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] which
serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport.
The USEF is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring
achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its
inception in 1917, the Federation has been dedicated to pursuing
excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a
safe and level playing field for both its equine and human athletes.
The USEF trains, selects, and funds our United States Equestrian Team
which consistently wins medals at the highest level of international
competition, including the Olympic Games. The USEF also licenses
equestrian competitions of all levels across the United States each year.
Fostering growth among newcomers as well as the coming generation is
paramount to the Federation’s continued success. Our young equestrians
continually raise the bar both at home and abroad, pushing themselves
to be better and strive for excellence, all while fostering and strengthening
the connection between themselves and their horses.
The USEF contributes to the greater good of horses by assisting with
their protection and welfare in crisis situations and natural disasters,
as well as in daily competition. As part of this pledge to protect
equine welfare, the USEF continues to help support federal and state
governments and works closely with other national equine organizations.