Safety & The Safe Sport Policy

Safe Sport Helpline

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has launched a 24-hour victim services helpline. This helpline provides confidential support services, in partnership with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to the equestrian community and beyond. These confidential services can be reached at 1.866.200.0796. For more information regarding the helpline, please visit http://safesporthelpline.org.

Promoting the Safety of Riders

The intent of the Safe Sport Initiative is to provide information, resources, and a protocol so that all members of the equestrian community have awareness, tools, and a support structure to ensure a safe and positive environment for equestrians to develop their skills. The USEF depends on the eyes and ears of its athletes, coaches, and USEF Designees to support its Safe Sport Policy. It is requested that all who participate in equestrian sport become familiar with the content of the Policy and be mindful of its guidelines during training sessions and competitions.

New: U.S. Center for Safe Sport

The U.S. Center for Safe Sport (Center) opened on March 3, 2017. The Center has a Safe Sport Code which defines forms of misconduct. All participants in equestrian sport are bound by the Safe Sport Code.  The Center has exclusive jurisdiction over the investigation and resolution of all reports of sexual misconduct under USEF’s Safe Sport Policy and the Center’s Code. The Center’s Practices and Procedures can be found at the bottom of this page. The Center has discretionary jurisdiction over the investigation and resolution of all reports of non-sexual misconduct under USEF’s Safe Sport Policy  and the Center’s Code. More information regarding the Center can be found at, www.safesport.org.

How to Recognize, Reduce, and Respond

The Safe Sport Policy, which can be found at the bottom of this page, is intended for all members who participate in equestrian sport. It provides an understanding of how to recognize, reduce, and respond to unfortunate dangers of misconduct and abuse within the sport.

Safe Sport Training

Under the Safe Sport Policy, all USEF Designees are required to successfully complete awareness training every two years. If this is your first time completing the Safe Sport training, please visit the Team USA website. If you have already completed the Safe Sport training, you will need to complete the Refresher Course every two years.

To learn more, follow this link: https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/safe-sport-policy?utm_source=Referrer&utm_medium=WDAA

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