As equestrians we want the best for our horses. The same goes for our fellow competitors. As humans it is important that we assume positive intentions because that is what makes the world a kinder place. However, it is important to be educated as to what to do when we witness and experience things that are not right. US Equestrian is working to educate all members on recognizing, reducing, and responding to misconduct and abuse in sport through their Safe Sport initiative. Kudos to them for this proactive approach by requiring all members to participate.
From the US Equestrian website:
"As of Jan 1, 2019 every USEF adult member (18 years of age or older) with a Competing Membership must complete USEF's Safe Sport 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."
Click here to go to the Safe Sport page https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/rules-regulations/safe-sport and a permanent link is under our Rules, Tests, and Requirements tab. Get your training done because we looking forward to seeing you all in the show pen next season!