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Mon, 2017-01-23 10:23

Only One Month Until the ICP and Young Horse Symposium in Ocala, Florida

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The USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) and the Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) Programs have aligned to bring USEA members the ultimate educational opportunity in Florida this winter, and there’s less than a month left to register! If you have not already signed up, make sure to fill out your Young Eventing Horse Symposium registration here, and/or your ICP Symposium registration here. To learn more about the clinicians and panelists, click here.

The ICP Symposium will take place Monday and Tuesday (February 20 & 21) at Longwood Farm South. The lead instructor for the ICP Symposium at Longwood will be the world renowned Australian Olympian, Burghley CCI4* and Le Lion d’Angers winner, Chris Burton. On Monday, he will teach dressage training to riders on young event horses and to also to riders on more experienced event horses. On Tuesday, he will teach cross-country riding and training to the same range of horses as well. Burton will interact with the symposium audience and describe to them as well as the riders what he sees, would like to confirm or improve, and the movements/jumping choices he makes for doing so.

The Training and Education of the Young Eventing Horse Symposium will take place Monday (February 20th) and Wednesday (February 22nd). Both dates will host morning classroom sessions at the Clubhouse at the Ocala Jockey Club, with live horse sessions taking place both afternoons at Longwood Farm South. Monday, February 20th will primarily be focused on the Future Event Horse Program (yearlings to three-year-olds), featuring legendary Irish young horse producer and judge, Chris Ryan as the day’s panelist/clinician. Ryan will analyze bloodlines, type, and emphasize what the top horses look like in Eventing, teaching how we can breed and produce these types at home. Wednesday, February 22nd will be focused on the Young Event Horse Program (4- and 5-year olds under saddle), led by the ICP’s featured clinician, Chris Burton. The seminar will include discussion of young event horse training and education, with both Chris Burton and Olympian Leslie Law doing riding demonstrations that afternoon at Longwood Farm.

Attendance Fees

The fee for attending the ICP symposium February 20-21 will be $50 for a single day fee for the general public, or a $35 fee for ICP Certified Instructors, USEF Licensed Officials, or those who are attending any days of the FEH/YEH symposium. The 2-day fee at the ICP symposium will be $60 for ICP Certified Instructors or USEF Licensed Officials, or $90 for the general public. Contact Nancy Knight for more information: [email protected] or 703-669-9997. To register for the ICP Symposium, click here. Demo riders will also be needed for this symposium. If you would like to sign up to be a demo rider click here and email your form to Sue Hershey at [email protected]

The fee for attending the Training and Education of the Young Eventing Horse Symposium with the FEH and YEH Programs will be a one-time fee of $50, whether you choose to attend one or both days (Monday, February 20th and Wednesday February 22nd). Please keep in mind that attendees may audit both Monday and Wednesday for $50 total, and then receive a discount to audit the ICP Symposium on Tuesday for only $35. A hotel room block has been set up for FEH/YEH Symposium attendees in Ocala, Florida. The cutoff date for the hotel rooms is February 4, 2017, so register as soon as possible to receive hotel room block information.  Email Rebecca for room block details. To register for the FEH/YEH Symposium, click here.

The USEA would like to thank the Retired Racehorse Project for their partnership and support of this symposium.

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