The USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Committee is pleased to announce the dates for the 2023 USEA ECP Symposium, which will be held on January 17-19 at Barnstaple Eventing in Morriston, Florida.
This year’s clinicians will include ECP Faculty members, as well as speakers and presenters to be announced at a future date.
The 2023 Symposium will follow the traditional symposium format of instruction of dressage, show jumping, and cross-country, at all levels. This will be a continuing education clinic for already ECP certified instructors. It is strongly recommended that all instructors attend this seminar.
This Symposium is also open to anyone who is not ECP certified, as it is an incredible educational opportunity. Interested in learning more about what to expect during this year's Symposium? Read up on the coverage from last year's event here and here.
If you are interested in attending the ECP Symposium, please contact Nancy Knight at [email protected] or 703-669-9997.
About the USEA Eventing Coaches Program
Instructors are essential to the training of riders and horses for safe and educated participation in the sport of eventing. The USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) was initiated in 2002 to educate all levels of eventing instructors with essential training principles upon which those instructors can continue to build throughout their teaching careers. ECP offers educational workshops and assessments by which both regular instructors, Level I through Level IV, Young Event Horse (YEH) instructors, and Young Event Horse professional horse trainers can become ECP certified. Additional information about ECP’s goals, benefits, workshops, and assessments as well as names and contact information for current ECP-certified instructors, YEH instructors, and YEH professional horse trainers are available is available on the USEA website. Click here to learn more about the Eventing Coaches Program.
In the final USEA Classic Series event of 2022, three horse and rider pairs rode their way to the top of the podium in the Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice 3-Day divisions offered during the Ram Tap Horse Park Horse Trials which took place November 18-20 in Fresno, California.
US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors.
Concluding the 2022 Area Championships season was the Area X Championships held during the SAzEA H.T. which took place November 19-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Three Championship divisions were offered, allowing three horse and rider pairs the opportunity to conclude their 2022 eventing season by being crowned champion!
“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels