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.
The United States Dressage Federation is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage, a method of horse training in existence since ancient Greece and an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Olympics in the late 1800’s.
Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage, USDF is a tax exempt 501 (c)3 organization with more than 30 different educational programs, 125 affiliate local or regional clubs and more than 2000 annual awards for excellence in competition.
The national levels, Training Level through Fourth Level, are governed by the United States Equestrian Federation. The international levels are governed by the Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI).
We encourage you to visit the USDF site to read more about the history of this wonderful sport.