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Safe Sport


"Recognizing, Reducing, & Responding to Misconduct and Abuse in Sport"






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Safe Sport

"Recognizing, Reducing, & Responding to Misconduct and Abuse in Sport"

As an affiliate of USEF we align with their mission to create a safe environment for our youth and all members of our association. We want to maintain a community that protects our members in ensuring our members are educated and trained to combat abuse and provide a safe environment for all to enjoy this wonderful breed and its versatility.

Terri Dolan,
Executive Director of American Saddlebred Horse Association

US Equestrian is committed to creating and maintaining an equestrian community free of all forms of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. US Equestrian members and participants have a mandatory duty to report suspected sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

The USEF Safe Sport Policy and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code are aimed at protecting all participants in our sport.

Safe Sport Training

Required Safe Sport Training

Safe Sport FAQs

FAQs about Safe Sport

Please visit US Equestrian for updates to frequently asked questions regarding interim measures issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

USEF Affiliate Communication: USEF Safe Sport requirements - criminal background screenings

USEF does not and is not requiring all USEF members to undergo a criminal background check.

There are certain adults who have been approved by USEF to work directly with athletes and these individuals are required to consent to a criminal background screen as a condition of their contractual relationship with USEF. These categories of people are identified on our website and include:

  • USEF Staff Members
  • USEF Board of Directors
  • USEF Contracted Service Providers
    • Technical Advisors
    • Coaches
    • Clinicians
    • Veterinarians
    • Human and Equine SSM Personnel
    • Farriers
  • USEF Competition Managers
  • USEF Licensed Officials

The purpose of the criminal background check is to determine whether the individual is eligible to serve in particular roles. The policy, including the criteria used to determine whether someone is eligible to serve in a USEF role based on the results is contained in the Safe Sport Policy and can be found on USEF’s Safe Sport webpage on our website.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Sonja Keating

Executive directorAmerican saddlebred horse association