Does an OEF membership cover me or my horse?
An OEF membership provides automatic personal liability insurance for the member – it doesn’t matter how many horses you own or ride.
How can I get my horse insured?
The OEF provides an optional member named perils insurance program for members, but you are best to contact an insurance provider directly for more information.
How do I become an OEF member?
When will I receive my membership card?
Please allow at lease two weeks for your membership to be processed and your card to be issued. Electronic membership cards can be issued within a day.
How do I choose a riding stable?
Stables that belong to the OEF Horse Facilities Council have agreed to employ the minimum safety and management standards outlined by the OEF. You can access a listing of these stables using the online OEF Directory.
If you are considering riding at a stable that is not a member of the Horse Facilities Council please be sure to ask the following questions.
Is it the law to wear a helmet when riding?
What is the OEF’s position on equine slaughter?
The OEF’s official position statement on equine slaughter outlines our expectation that it is the responsibility of every member of the equine community to ensure horses are treated humanely and with dignity and respect at the end of their lives.
What should I do if I witness equine abuse or neglect?
All members of the equine industry have a responsibility to ensure horses in their care, custody and control are provided with the basic necessities of life and are handled and managed humanely at all times. If you witness a horse being mistreated or neglected, we urge you to contact the appropriate authorities. For further information, as well as resources, please see the OEF’s official position statement on equine welfare.