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  1. #1
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    Aug. 17, 2004
    Rixeyville, VA

    Default Need Information on Licensed Show Organization and Fee Requirements

    I believe this forum can probably give me the answer I need. I have tried searching past threads and found the USDF site unhelpful as it either wants to 1)sell me a book or 2)sign into an account. I just want an answer to what I think is a simple question.

    I belong to a GMO that holds two licensed shows annually. For various reasons, they are considering dropping the GMO status. However they want to continue holding the licensed shows. Can anyone tell me what the requirements are for the organizer of licensed shows (i.e. do they have to be a GMO) and what the license fees are based on. If it is going to cost considerably more as a non-GMO, it would make sense to remain a GMO and give our members some benefit.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun. 13, 2001


    Call the usEf (in Lexington, KY)...they are the national body under whose rules shows are governed/set up.
    I.D.E.A. yoda

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 1999
    Someplace Wet


    USEF shows can be organized and run by individuals.

    Yoda is correct, Shows are a USEF issue. USDF approval is tacked on to the USEF admin oversight
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb. 3, 2000
    Nokesville, VA


    These shows would continue to be run by an organization, not an indovidual.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2000


    An organization does not have to be a GMO of USDF in order to run a dressage show.

    Here's the application for license approval, it lists some of the rules you must be compliant with:

    There is a yearly license fee of $75 each for USEF and USDF (no discount for GMOs).
    Your manager and secretary must be full members of both USEF and USDF. If the licensee is a person rather than an organization, the licensee must be a member as well.

    If you end up cancelling or changing dates after licensing, there are fees for that too, to both associations.

    Here is the chart of what you need to provide for the different levels of dressage shows:

    Here are competition requirements from the USDF:

    And the fee structure from USDF

    There's lots of info for show managers on both the USDF and USEF sites.
    Good luck with your show!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug. 17, 2004
    Rixeyville, VA


    Thank you, this is what I need to find out.

    There was never a clear answer on whether it made a difference or not to be a GMO as far as the licensed shows went. So it sounds like the organization, which is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in its own right, could continue as a licensee regardless of its GMO status.

    It sounds like the debate can move on to other issues related to being a GMO. I have no idea what the group will decide.
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