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USEF Adopts Formal Policy on Sports Betting

With the rise of equestrian fantasy sports like JUMP CLEAR and Prixview comes new rules for competitors.

As of December 1, 2022, USEF’s new Policy for the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competition will prohibit participants from betting on competition in order to “mitigate risks that could compromise the integrity and essence of sport.”

Here’s a breakdown of the policy highlights, courtesy of USEF.

What is prohibited?

Under the policy, all competition manipulation is strictly prohibited. Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:

Who is required to comply?

Any person belonging to one of the following categories is required to comply with the Policy:

What happens when a violation occurs?

A violation or an attempted violation by a Participant may be investigated by USEF and subject to disciplinary proceedings pursuant to Federation Bylaws Part VII and General Rules Chapter 7.

The FEI also released a policy on sports betting, the Code on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions, which applies to all international competitors and is more restrictive, as you would expect from the international governing body.

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