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Instructor Certification Program
Instructors certified through the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) have been educated to the highest standards on the most effective and safe teaching methods of event riding, training, and competing, as well as the care of the horse.
Safety Resources
The USEA prides itself on providing the safest experience for every eventer. Safety studies, rule changes, and new equipment have helped make Eventing safer over the last several years. Keep your eye on the USEA website for the latest in safety.
Educational Activities
USEA Educational Activities further the mission of the USEA to make the sport of eventing safe, fun, fair, and affordable for all.Educational Activities may include Camps, Cross-Country Schooling, Clinics, Seminars, Schooling shows, Derbys, and Riding Tests.
Eventing officials include Judges, Technical Delegates (TD), and Course Designers (CD). They are all licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) at the "r", "R" and FEI levels. However, the USEA is responsible for the Training Programs for all Eventing officials.
Course Builder/Designer Resources
Course designers through the Training level are certified by the USEA; course designers through the Preliminary level are licensed by the USEF, but the USEA is responsible for training. Check out the course designers and builders page for information regarding designing and building courses as well as learning how to become a course designer or builder.
Research Studies
A big part of the mission of the USEA is ensuring the safest and best experience for all eventers in the country, one way the USEA carries that out is by funding studies in a wide variety of areas that help to ensure that the USEA and Eventing is on the cutting edge.

Upcoming Educational Events

Latest Education News

March 28, 2014
“The basic issue is this: Our horses are being short-changed in the medical research world, and we need to do something about it,” said [USEA Board of Governors member Katherine Cooper].
March 18, 2014
Sue Hershey details five jumping exercises in her article on the 2014 ICP Ocala Symposium with Aaron Vale. Additionally, the article looks at five horse and rider pairs to reveal the positive effects that Aaron's gymnastic line has on very different horses.
March 18, 2014
Sue Hershey was in attendance for the 2014 ICP Ocala Symposium, and provided an in-depth recap of the lessons that Canadian international dressage rider Jacqueline Brooks taught.
March 12, 2014
The B & C Jumping Training Program for prospective Eventing Judges and TD's will be conducted April 18-20, 2014 during the Holly Hills Horse Trials in Benton, Louisiana. Anyone who is interested in obtaining their “r” Eventing TD or Judge license are required to attend this training program.
March 5, 2014
In this video of the Jimmy Wofford clinic offered on, we get the opportunity to see the effectiveness of a great exercise to improve your cross country position. See part 1 of the clinic here. 
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