USEF Halts Federation-Generated Protest Measurements in 2015 stock photo

USEF Halts Federation-Generated Protest Measurements in 2015

The United States Equestrian Federation has announced a moratorium on Federation-generated protest measurements for the 2015 competition year. The debate over pony hunters’ sizes was reignited at the Kentucky National Horse Show in 2014, when a USEF generated protest was utilized to measure two winning ponies.
Members are not prohibited from filing protests regarding measurements during the year.
A press release from USEF states the organization is working with the United States Hunter Jumper Association to develop a “fair and accurate” equine measurement system for the 2016 competition year.
Some of the action items include an enhanced measurement device, a photo identification system for equine measurement linked to the pony’s file, and enhanced training programs for measurement officials and personnel.
When purchasing or leasing a pony, USEF recommends performing your due diligence before signing on the dotted line.