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All USEF/USHJA exhibitor memberships and horse registration may be completed at a competition; check with the Competition Secretary for assistance in determining what forms are right for your objectives.  If you wish to apply before attending a competition, read more below.


Join United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)

It is not required to be a member of USEF/USHJA to participate in an USEF rated show.  Generally, if you are not a member of USEF or USHJA, you will be assessed a $30/show/organization ($60 max per show) show pass fee; this fee is non-refundable.  At all NMHJA Series shows and many other USEF shows, there are a limited number of classes which are exempt from the membership/show pass requirement.  Check the prize list or contact show management if you are unsure.
To join USEF, the 2017 fee is a $55 membership effective through November 30th.; to join online you may go to  To join USHJA, the 2017 fee is a $85 membership effective through November 30th; to join online, you may go to and combine memberships or go directly to


Record your horse with, or obtain a Horse ID Number from USEF

Except for a very limited number of classes, every horse entered at an USEF/USHJA competition must have at minimum a free USEF horse id and an USHJA lifetime registration.  The USHJA registration is $75.  To accumulate USEF national or zone awards, the horse must upgrade the ID to an annual ($75) or lifetime ($200*) recording.  Beginning December 1, 2017, to be eligible to accumulate points, a horse MUST have a microchip and the microchip MUST be registered with USEF.  Beginning December 1, 2018, to be eligible to compete at an USEF/USHJA competition, every horse MUST have a microchip and the microchip MUST be registered with USEF.  For more information about micro-chipping and competition requirements, please go to:
 * for horses younger than three-years-old, check with USEF for reduced lifetime recording fees.

It is your responsibility to:

  • Apply for the applicable memberships
  • Record your horse(s)
  • Ensure information is updated when you buy a new horse, change your horse’s name (or your name!), or change status (amateur/professional)
  • Provide complete and accurate entry forms to horse show office staff.