A rider competing in any USEA-registered competition at any level, including Beginner Novice level, must hold a Full, Junior, Collegiate, or Life Membership.

.USEA membership requirements are waived for:

* Starter Test
* Intro
* Derby Cross
* Coach Allowed Test (CAT)
* Schooling Shows
* Combined Tests

 U.S. Pony Club members are also exempt from USEA membership and horse registration requirements at the Novice and Beginner Novice Level if the event is a sanctioned rally held at a USA recognized horse trial.