IEA holds the safety of its riders in the highest regard. Through the sanctioning of horse shows, IEA aims to provide a playing field that is both level and safe. New requirements related to SafeSport education were recently implemented for IEA Board Members, Staff, and Zone Administrators, in addition to their required background checks. As our next step of compliance, beginning in the 2019-2020 membership season, IEA will need to require all Coaches and Adult Members to prove completion of SafeSport education as a condition of membership. Signed IEA membership application forms must be accompanied by a SafeSport completion certificate for all adult members.

Adults who are already members of United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) can attach their certificate of completion obtained as part of USEF membership. Adults who have not completed SafeSport education can do so through a link on the USEF website. (see directions below.) With parental permission, rider members are able to take SafeSport education, as well. Some coaches are offering a team event for parents and riders to take SafeSport education together. All IEA members have access to a FREE Fan Membership from USEF.

To access your USEF Fan Membership, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit www.usef.org.
  2. Under the JOIN USEF tab, click on FAN MEMBERSHIP.
  3. Use the code: IEA2019 and create a New Account.
  4. Complete the online form to create your USEF account.

Once you have completed your USEF Fan Membership (or use your existing USEF membership), you can complete the SafeSport training.

To complete your SafeSport Training, follow these instructions:

  1. Visit www.usef.org.
  2. Log onto your USEF account.
  3. On the Member Dashboard, click on SafeSport Training.

The training consists of watching a series of videos and answering questions on multiple topics and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. When completed, you will be able to download a PDF of your SafeSport Completion Certificate to include with your IEA Membership application.