Mountain States Eventing Association
Affliate Organization of US Eventing Association / Area IX

MSEA By Law Revisions
This is the latest version of the Bylaws, ready for review by the Directors and Members. It incorporates all the recent changes that I know of. It is to be compared with the Bylaws on page 65 of the MSEA 2014 Omnibus. I invite all Members to comment on it to each of us as appropriate:
Article I, II, III: Dick Farmer <>
IV, VIII: Barbara Chase <>
V, VI: Mike Sutak <>
VII, IX: Mary Lewis <>
X: Leslie Terry <>

If any of us cannot resolve a question received, we will all help.

Dick Farmer, Abbe Ranch, 9998 S. Perry Park Rd., Larkspur, CO 80118

2014 Proposed MSEA By Law Revisions

New USEA Horse Registration Rules for 2014!
New policies effective December 1, 2013:

USEA requires that all competitors, including foreign competitors, be members of the USEA in order to compete at USEA-recognized competitions at the Novice level and above. In addition, all horses including foreign horses must be registered with the USEA with Full or Limited registration status. There will be no exceptions.

All Beginner Novice riders must have a USEA ID number. ID numbers do not require membership and can be created by going to the USEA home page and clicking on Online Services. Click "New User?"Ě to create profile.

All horses competing at the Beginner Novice level must be registered with at least a Restricted status. There is no cost to register a horse at Restricted status, but the owner or rider must have a USEA ID number to register the horse.

The starter fees for all national and FEI competitions will now be $21.This includes an increase of $1.00 per starter levied on all starters to generate funds for equine research.


All riders, including Life members, must declare their amateur status each year.Amateur status is defined by USEF Rules for Eventing Appendix 3, Section 4.4.Please note: the default is that a rider is not an amateur. Members have seven days from the date of renewal to change their status. Once established, Amateur status remains the same for the rest of the membership year.

As per the Rules (EV106.2), entries are considered complete when all entry and stabling fees have been received.In the case of online entries paid by credit card through Xentry, entries are considered complete upon submission as the USEA guarantees payment to the organizer. Online entries paid by check are not considered ‚Äúcomplete‚ÄĚ until the check is received.

USEA Policy states: USEA Starter and Drugs & Medications Fees are not subjected to the competition office fee, and shall be returned to any rider within 30 days of the completion of the competition who withdraws prior to the start of the dressage test.


The USEA is available on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM E.T. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact USEA Member Services by phone at (703) 779-0440 (2) or by email at

Have a safe and wonderful eventing season!

USEA Member Service Dept.

2013 USEA Convetion
Our MSEA Vice President Dan Michaels attended the 2013 USEA Convention. Below are his notes on the convention highlighting information for all members of the eventing community.

2013 USEA Convention Notes

MSEA is Alive and Well!

A little history on MSEA. MSEA was established in the mid-1970ís as an organization to facilitate communication between organizations that either were or wanted to organize and run a horse trials. These organizations became chapters of MSEA. MSEA encompasses a huge area of the Rocky Mountain region from Southeast Idaho to South Dakota and from Southeastern Montana to the New Mexico border. It also includes the Wasatch Range in Utah.

If you are an MSEA member and have an address, phone or email change, please be sure to let Dan Michaels ( know and you local group also!

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