USEF LETTERING PROGRAM

 

You don’t have to be a record setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in junior high or high school sports anymore. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is writing a new chapter in the recognition of student athletes – one that honors Equestrians.

 

The USEF Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program is open to equestrian athletes in all breeds or disciplines who are currently members of USEF or become USEF members. Students participating in the program need to record 100 hours of riding or training and three competitions of any level or type to complete the requirements for that year. The program runs from June 1-May 31 of each year and will honor those who document their training and competition involvement by awarding emblems and pins.

 

 

Students currently in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate in the USEF Junior

 

 

 

 

 

High School Equestrian Athlete Program.

Students currently in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW IS THE USEF HIGH SCHOOL EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE

PROGRAM DIFFERENT?

  • Program is based on the student’s individual record of achievements

  • Students can participate in the program even if their school has no club or team

  • If a school or barn has a team, students may use team practice hours or competition toward the program requirements

  • Home school students may participate

  • Automatic notification verifying program participation and completion sent to school administrators, if requested

  • Open to riders of all breeds, disciplines, and level of competition

 

 

LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO BE RECOGNIZIED?

Request that your school:

  • Present your HSEA Certificate of Achievement at awards ceremony

  • Include HSEA achievement on your transcript

  • Include HSEA achievement in the school yearbook

  • Write an article for the school or local paper

  • Earn physical education credit through the program

  • Consider competition days as an excused absence

  • Create a letter in Equestrian using the program’s requirements or supplement the school’s requirements for receiving an athletic letter