Safe Sport Requirements

ANRC is a USEF Educational Partner and requires Safe Sport Training under USEF Guidelines:

The USEF Safe Sport Policy includes the new USEF Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies effective June 1, 2019. These USEF policies and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code are aimed at protecting all participants in our sport.

Required SafeSport Training is available free to all USEF members through your Member Dashboard. Instructions are available here.

If you are a victim or a survivor of abuse and believe this training could be an emotional trigger, please contact Teresa Roper at, Sonja Keating at, or the U.S. Center for SafeSport at, before accessing the Safe Sport Training course.

As of Jan 1, 2019 every USEF adult member (18 years of age or older) with a Competing Membership must complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training.

A 30 day grace period to complete the SafeSport Training will be provided to all members who renew or join on or after December 1, 2018. Members joining prior to December 1, 2018 will have until January 1, 2019 to complete the training. Those who do not complete the training within the grace period will be ineligible to participate in USEF activities, including competitions.

Parents Training Course for equestrian athletes of all ages helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience and is free.

The following categories of individuals are required to take the Safe Sport Training and complete a criminal background check:

  • USEF Board of Directors
  • USEF Staff
  • USEF Licensed Officials
  • USEF Testing Veterinarians
  • U.S. Team Coaches & Technical Advisors
  • U.S. Team Chefs d’Equipe
  • U.S. Team Veterinarians
  • U.S. Team Selectors
  • Human Physio Therapists
  • Competition Managers

SafeSport Training for non-USEF members is available for $20.