The United States Equestrian Federation is the governing body for equestrian sport and as such maintains and implements programs and policies to protect human and equestrian athletes. The USEF Rulebook is designed to delineate boundaries that create an environment for fair and honest competition within which equestrians can enjoy competing safely, with integrity and respect. USEF Rules are intended:
As the national affiliate for hunters and jumpers, the USHJA plays an important role in providing input to USEF rules that affect the hunter and jumper disciplines. At the same time, the USHJA aims to help our members understand the rules in place and proposals being considered, while providing a mechanism through which our members can provide feedback and input to the rules that affect them. This section of our site is designed to help hunter/jumper equestrians navigate current rules, rules that will take effect soon and those being proposed.
Rule Changes Approved by USEF on January 12, 2019: