Sep 21, 2021

Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: Forget the Regret

We all strive for greatness. Regardless of your age, level or discipline; your horse and sport are just too important for you to give anything less than your best. But what happens when mistakes or missed opportunities interfere with your ability to achieve that greatness? What happens when disappointments make you mess-up or feel let-down? Well, for most riders the answer is simple. Regret.

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Sep 20, 2021 Education

Olympic Team Gold and Individual Silver Medallist Tom McEwen's Top Tips for Cross-Country Course Walking

Following his impressive performance which resulted in Team Gold and Individual Silver medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Great Britain's Tom McEwen shared some of his top tips to keep in mind when walking your cross-country courses.

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Sep 16, 2021 Convention

The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is Three Months Away!

The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is three months away, and this year USEA members will reunite in Area X! Every USEA member is invited to celebrate the 2021 competition season in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Dec. 9-12. The week will be packed with educational seminars, committee meetings, open forums, and the annual awards. Start planning your trip to Albuquerque!

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Sep 07, 2021 Education

Four In-Office Exercises for Desk Jockeys

The vast majority of riders who compete at the lower levels of eventing are amateurs and most of them have “proper” jobs. After all, horses and eventing need paying for! Often, this means these riders work at a desk and are what strength and conditioning coach Tony Sandoval refers to as “desk jockeys.”

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Aug 30, 2021 Educational Activities

Hit the Jackpot with Barnstaple South Jackpot Schooling Shows

This year, Barnstaple South invites riders to their Fall Jackpot Schooling Show Series. At each schooling show, riders have the opportunity to clinic with our dressage judge on Day One and perform your test in front of them the following day in the show. Each dressage test is videoed with judge’s commentary thanks to Richard Equine Video. Jackpot!

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Aug 30, 2021 Instructors

Join One of the USEA's ICP Course Walks at the AEC

The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds offers a ton of additional opportunities for competitors and spectators outside of competition. One of these educational opportunities includes the daily USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Course Walks with an ICP certified instructor. Whether you are wanting additional perspective on the cross-country course you will be tackling throughout the week or you want to walk a level that you aspire to compete at one day and hear a professional's plan of attack, these daily course walks are a great opportunity to gain some additional insight on the cross-country tracks offered during this year's AEC.

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Aug 20, 2021 Instructors

The Benefits of Riding with an ICP Certified Instructor

Educated trainers are essential in successfully developing horses and riders to excel in the sport of three-day eventing. A program that is dedicated to exactly that, and is the only national program of its kind, is the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP).

Since 2002, ICP educates all levels of eventing instructors to confirm their knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, upon which they will continue to build throughout their teaching lifetime. ICP’s vision is to promote excellence in horse training, instructing, and coaching for the sport of eventing at all levels.

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Aug 19, 2021 Education

Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: Outcomes and Outgroups

Chances are pretty high that you’ve experienced show-jitters before. Maybe it was before an important competition, a clinic with an unknown clinician, your first group lesson, or riding in front of a friend or family member for the first time. Regardless of the situation, you’ll probably agree that performance anxiety is one thing you’d rather avoid.

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Aug 18, 2021 Instructors

The USEA ICP Symposium will Return in 2022!

The USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Committee is happy to announce the return of the USEA ICP Symposium, which will be held on February 8 - 9, 2022 at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida.

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Aug 15, 2021 Officials

Join the USEA's Roster of Licensed Officials - 2022 Training Program Schedule for Eventing Officials Has Been Announced

Do you have dreams to become a licensed eventing judge, technical delegate, cross-country course designer, or eventing show jump course designer? One of the goals of the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee (ELOC) is to encourage and educate the next generation of officials. You can be part of the next generation of officials. Get involved and get licensed!

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Jul 15, 2021 Instructors

The Benefits in Becoming an ICP Certified Instructor

Founded in 2002, the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program provides a standard of instruction unlike any other eventing program in the U.S. Any eventer can become ICP certified and will join a group of well-known eventers including gold medal Olympians like David O’Connor, Leslie Law, and Phillip Dutton - who are all ICP certified.

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