Lexington, Ky. – As the 2015 Eventing year progresses, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) would like to wish all our members a safe and enjoyable season. Both the USEA and the USEF are committed to the safety of horses and riders and have ongoing policies to further both. We are constantly researching new technologies in safety equipment, jump construction, and course quality. In recent years, the USEF and USEA have passed a rule requiring horse/rider combinations to achieve a standard of competence in competition. Additionally, the USEF mandates use of protective helmets and safety vests, all aimed at reducing the risk of injury and enhancing the enjoyment of Eventing. We urge everyone in the sport to review the following summary of initiatives and rules designed to improve safety in Eventing competitions. Further details can be found here on the USEA website.