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Microchip FAQ’s
Q: What are the competition requirements?
A: Phase I: Microchipping Required for Points Beginning in competition year 2018 (December 1, 2017), all horses competing in USEF licensed and/or USHJA sanctioned competitions with Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes not restricted by breed will be required to be microchipped to receive points.

Phase II: Microchipping required for Competition Beginning competition year 2019 (December 1, 2018), ALL horses competing in USEF licensed and/or USHJA sanctioned competitions with Hunter, Hunter Breeding, Jumper and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes not restricted by breed will be required to be microchipped.

Q: What brand of microchip does FVEP use?
A: FVEP uses a 15-digit Microchip from HomeAgain. The microchip is ISO 11784/11785 compliant, in accordance with the USEF.
Q: Do I need to register the microchip with HomeAgain?
A: No. The FVEP office staff will register your microchip for you. The registration fee is included in the cost.
Q: Do I need to continue to register the microchip with HomeAgain?
A: No. Once the microchip is registered, it is in the database.
Q: Will FVEP have record of my horse’s microchip?
A: Yes. The microchip number will be included in the horse’s records. Horse owners should also keep the microchip number in a safe place.
Q: How do I report my horse’s chip number to USEF?
A: Once a horse is microchipped, you may report your microchip number to the USEF through any of the following methods:
 Online by signing into your My USEF My Way account and updating your horse’s record.
 Fax to 859-231-6662 or email to horseservices@usef.org the Microchip Reporting Form, which may be used to report multiple horses
 Completing the microchip field on a USEF Horse Recording/ID Application.

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