As per the SAEF Constitution extract below you will notice that all members have to be registered with SAEF by the 31st of January each year.

7.1 THE FEDERATION’s athletes/participant shall have freedom of association to belong to any Club within the district in which he or she is resident, provided that he or she is eligible for membership of the Club concerned and with the understanding that any participation in the Federation’s provincial and or district levels will be determined by the geographic locality of the Club of which he or she is a member, in terms of the geopolitical boundaries as determined from time-to-time. All Athletes/Participants. Judges, Officials, Coaches, Administrators and friends of THE FEDERATION will register annually on or before the 31st of January of each calendar year on THE FEDERATION’s database.       Any member/individual must first register with THE FEDERATION before it shall register with a Discipline Association.      No club or member may register an individual without obtaining THE FEDERATION’s membership number.
Although this is the stipulation as per the SAEF Constitution, the SAEF granted every member a grace period till the end of March 2018.

On January 17th, 2018 the SAEF sent a personalised letter to every individual member requesting them to login onto the data base and update their personal details.

This is particularly important in terms of checking that your discipline/s as well as clubs are correctly indicated. We believe there may still be members of your Discipline who have not yet done this. Furthermore, there are members who have still not paid their SAEF membership fees.

Remember, that this includes Recreational Riders who are required to register and pay the relevant SAEF fee. We wish to advise you that this will no longer be tolerated and these members will be considered to be in bad standing with the SAEF – as a consequence they will be prohibited from participating in competitions and the possibility of a fine being levied on the member, the Show Holding Body or the Discipline for accepting such entries exists.