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Mandatory Safe Sport Training Extension Expires January 31

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Posted by Equestrian Sport Production
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WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL

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Don't forget that your Safe Sport training, whether it is your first time or an annual renewal, is needed in order to compete at the Winter Equestrian Festival! Originally required by the end of 2021, US Equestrian extended the deadline to January 31, which is this upcoming Monday. 

As per the U.S. Center for SafeSport and US Equestrian, yearly training is mandatory in order to continue to participate in the sport for US Equestrian members aged 18 or older. Safe Sport training remains up to date for one year since you last took the course, at which point the training lapses. For many US Equestrian members, their current Safe Sport training will expire on January 31, 2022. 

As per USEF rules: riders, trainers, owners, and other individuals who have not completed their required Safe Sport training will not be allowed to participate in USEF competitions until the requirement is met. As of January 1, 2022, ESP may forbid individuals who have not completed their required Safe Sport training and renewal from participating in ESP events or being onsite at PBIEC. They will be allowed to resume normal activities with proof of completion of the 2022 Safe Sport renewal. 

SafeSport training is essential in creating a safer environment for our competitors. Regardless of whether your engagement with equestrian sport brings you into everyday contact with young participants or not, SafeSport training is required. If this is your first year taking the training, you will need to complete the online SafeSport course that lasts approximately 90 minutes and only needs to be completed once. Thirty-minute refresher courses must be completed annually thereafter.

What you need to know

If you need to complete your Safe Sport training, you can access the training HERE after logging into your US Equestrian account. 

Safe Sport Training Instructions
Safe Sport FAQs