The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce the new partnership with Barnstaple South as the official host site for the 2020 USEA Educational Symposium. The 2020 USEA Educational Symposium will be on February 17-20 in Ocala, Florida and will cover three USEA programs – the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP), Young Event Horse Program (YEH), and Future Event Horse Program (FEH).
"Barnstaple South is looking forward to hosting the 2020 USEA Educational Symposium in Ocala and showcasing our training venue to judges and clinicians from around the country and world,” said Derek Strine, owner of Barnstaple South.
Considered to be one of the best new schooling facilities in Ocala, Barnstaple South is an event horse training facility in the heart of Ocala’s horse country, just behind HITS. Sitting on 80 acres, Barnstaple South has everything for an eventer – portable fences, irrigation, ditches, banks, logs, a viewing tower, barns with living quarters, and a covered arena with immaculate footing.
“We are very excited for this new partnership with Derek and Barnstaple South,” said Kate Lokey, USEA Director of Programs and Marketing. “Derek has created a top-class training facility and we encourage everyone to see for themselves at the 2020 Symposium!”
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The USEA Educational Symposium is open for everyone and registration will be available soon. If you are interested in being a demo rider for the ICP Symposium, please contact Lauren Gash at [email protected]. If you are interested in being a demo rider for the YEH Symposium or FEH Symposium, please contact Claire Kelley at [email protected].
About the United States Eventing Association
The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.
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