The USEF Board approved a resolution today condemning Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, the attack on its innocent people and Belarus’ support of such actions. The USEF joins in solidarity with the IOC, IPC, Fédération Équestre Internationale, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council, and the global Olympic and Paralympic community in banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from sport participation.

The USEF Board, effective immediately and until further notice, prohibits all Russian and Belarusian athletes, horses, and officials from participation in USEF national events. This prohibition applies to any athlete, horse, owner, or official who is a citizen of Russia or Belarus, or has declared Russia or Belarus as their sport nationality.

USEF president Tom O’Mara stated, “It is devastating to see the destruction in the Ukraine. We must stand strong in our support of the country and people who are suffering.”