Got into a discussion about this at my barn last night, and was curious. I did look this up, or tried to, but my eyes crossed & I got lost in the USEF General Rules, and couldn't find anything relevant in the EV section. Help?
If someone was suspended by the USEF for doing something that required USEF membership, while NOT a member, can they still show at USEA Events? (Lower level only, Prelim & below)
Hmmm, that's confusing, let me add some hypothetical but similar detail.
Suzie serves as Show Secretary for a rated show - call it a Dressage show. She neglects to pay her USEF dues and doesn't realize it until the show is over and done & she gets a notice in the mail. She then forgets about the fine, and is subsequently suspended. She has not renewed her USEF membership at all, and has not been a member since 2008.
Can a non-member be suspended?
Can this suspended non-member compete Prelim at a USEA Event?
(I do believe the fine has been paid -or will be shortly- but she's got an Event this weekend... )
Organizers have to submit the rider list to USEA - so anything should come up in the computer about membership (in USEA) But Prelim falls under USEF even if you pay the non member fee. I would check with USEF just to make sure everything is OK.
703.1.b (1) A suspended person is forbidden for the time specified in the decision from the
privilege of taking any part whatsoever in any Competition licensed or endorsed by the Federation and is excluded from all competition grounds during Competitions
licensed or endorsed by the Federation, as an exhibitor, participant or spectator.
Since it says "Licensed or Endorsed" it applies to BN, N and T as well as to P and higher.
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