ICP Required & Recommended Reading List

ICP DRESSAGE INSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS  -  All Levels

A.  The Principles of Riding, Book 1, German National Equestrian Federation,  –  required
B.  BHS Manual of Equitation, latest edition, Consultant Editor Islay Auty, FBHS – required
C.  USEA ICP Glossary of Terms – required   (ICP Standards Booklet)*
D.  Advanced Techniques of Dressage, Book 2, German National Equestrian Federation (new edition, dressage only,  2000) – recommended   / required at Level II and above

ICP JUMPING INSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS  - All Levels

A.  The Principles of Riding, Book 1, German National Equestrian Federation – required
B.  Blyth Tait’s Cross Country Clinic,  Blyth Tait – required*
C.  Coaching the Rider,  Jane Houghton Brown – required
D.  The de Nemethy Method, Bertalan de Nemethy – required
E.  USEA/USEF Rule Books – required     
F.  Gymnastics – Systematic Training for Jumping Horses, James C. Wofford – required*    
G.  FEI Rules of Eventing –  required at Level II and above
H.  Advanced Techniques of Riding, Book 2, German National Equestrian Federation – required at Level II and above
I.  Horse and Hound Book of Eventing, Capt. Mark Phillips - (recommended only, as out of print)  
J.  Training the 3-Day Event Horse & Rider, James C. Wofford – (recommended only, as out of print)

ICP TEACHING THEORY AND PRACTICE STANDARDS  -  All Levels

A.  Coaching the Rider , Jane Houghton Brown – required also under Jumping Instructional Standards
B.  Effective Coaching,  Elizabeth Hammerman – required  (article in Chapter 6 of Workbook)
C.  Equestrian Education, Professional Development for Instructors, Jill K. Hassler-Scoop with Kathy Kelly, Ph.D – required    †
D.  The Riding Instructor’s Manual, Gordon Wright  -  (recommended only, as out of print)  

ICP HORSE AND STABLE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS   -   All Levels

A.  BHS Complete Manual of Stable Management, latest edition, Consultant Editor Islay Auty, FBHS –required
B.  Grooming to Win, Susan Harris – required                    
C.  The Stud Book – A Thorough and Practical Guide to Everyday Questions about Horseshoe Studs, Malcolm E Kelley –  required at Level II and above
D.  The Event Groom’s Handbook,  Lisa Waltman and Jeanne Kane -  (recommended only, as out of print)
E.  Conditioning Sport Horses, Dr. Hilary Clayton – (recommended only, as out of print)

ICP PROFESSIONALISM and SAFETY/MEDICAL  -   All Levels

A.  Safety/Medical Planning – (in Chapter 6 of ICP Workbook) - required
B.  USEA Safety Coordinator Manual – (Manual in Chapter 6 of ICP Workbook) - required
C.  Self-guided Horse Facility Analysis, Compiled by Dr. Betsy Greene and Jan Dawson, J.D. – (included in ICP Workbook) - required

FURTHER RECOMMENDED READING  -  All Levels :

The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship (3 volumes:  Basics for Beginners, Intermediate
Horsemanship, Advanced Horsemanship),  Susan E. Harris
The Complete Book of Eventing – Jane Holderness-Roddam
Lungeing and Long-Reining – Jennie Loriston-Clark
Practical Eventing – Sally O’Connor*
The USCTA Book of Eventing – Sally O’Connor, editor
The Event Rider’s Notebook – Mary Rose, FBHS
Equine Injury & Therapy – Mary Bromiley
Conditioning Sport Horses – Hilary M Clayton, DVM
The Athletic Horse – Carol Foster
The Equine Foot – Fran Jurga
Medications and Supplements for the Horse – David W. Ramey, DVM
The Lame Horse – Dr. James Rooney
Practical Horseman’s Book of Horsemanship – M.A. Stoneridge

Sources: 

Bit of Britain, 1-888-442-5015 www.bitofbritain.com
US Pony Club Book Shop, 859-254-7669
Half Halt Press, 301-733-7119
Harvest Bookstore 800-563-1222 (for out of print books)
www.amazon.com
The Book Chase, 1-800-373-7323 or 540-687-6874
 † Published by Mountain Press. To order call 406-626-5764  Jill Hassler-Scoop
* USEA stock

 

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