Safe Sport Policy

The USDF has adopted the USEF Safe Sport Policy, promoting the safety and welfare of horses and athletes. USDF is committed to providing 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 and USDF depends on the eyes and ears of its athletes, coaches, and designees to support its Safe Sport policies. It is requested that all who participate in equestrian sport become familiar with the content of the USEF Safe Sport Policy, the U.S. Center for Safe Sport’s Safe Sport Code, complete the Safe Sport Training modules, and be mindful of its guidelines during training sessions and competitions.

Information on the Protecting Young Victim from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 can be found on the USEF Safe Sport website. The website also provides information for a 24 Hour Helpline, reporting protocols and many other important resources.

As part of the USDF Safe Sport Initiative, USDF Certified Instructors and L Graduates are required to complete the Safe Sport Training provided by the U.S. Center for Safe Sport, along with other identified volunteers working with our youth.

To complete the Safe Sport Training modules, you must visit the USEF website, log in, and the link to the Safe Sport Training modules will be in your USEF Membership dashboard. Once registered, there are three activities that must be completed to complete the training:

  • Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  • Mandatory Reporting
  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct

If you are required to complete the training and are not a member of USEF, contact USDF for further instructions.

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