Details Regarding the USEF Return to Play Rule now Available Online
RELEASE: April 13, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY – At the 2009 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, the USEF Board of Directors passed the ‘Return to Play’ rule. This rule (GR 1317) mandates that any competitor at a USEF licensed competition that is deemed concussed or unconscious (by qualified medical personnel) cannot return to competition until they have been cleared by a medical professional, who will sign and submit a letter to the USEF stating the rider is fit to compete.
This rule became effective on April 1, 2009.
For complete information regarding the Return to Play rule, please see the USEF Rule Book available online at http://www.usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2009/03-general%20rules.pdf. There is a list of FAQs, regarding this new rule at http://www.usef.org/documents/FormsPubs/ReturnToPlayFAQS.pdf.
If you have specific questions, please contact Leigh Anne Claywell at email@example.com.