The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) educates the next generation of officials, providing them with the skills they need to support the sport as licensed officials, including judges, technical delegates, and course designers. Competitions can’t occur without quality officials to ensure the safe running of events and that all safety rules and precautions are followed to the letter.
The Dressage Session II Training Program is a continuation of the Dressage Session I Training Program that was held earlier this year at Longwood Farm South, where Eventing Judges Janis Linnan and Loris Henry instructed attendees on the biomechanics of the horse and how it is reflected in the training scale of judging. Both training program sessions are required to obtain a “r” Eventing Judge license.
Marilyn Payne’s Applewood Farm in Califon, New Jersey is hosting the Dressage Session II Training Program May 7-8, 2018, and auditors are welcomed and encouraged. This two-day program continues to develop the judge’s eye by utilizing live horses/riders to ride both sections of tests and complete tests, which the prospective judges will score, comment on, and discuss. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to get inside the judge’s head as well as see and hear the new 2018 USEF dressage tests dissected and explained by panelists Marilyn Payne and Cindy De Porter. Auditors may pay on-site if they wish, however, pre-registration is much appreciated.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is responsible for the licensing of eventing officials and the USEA provides the training programs to fulfill the licensing requirements. Any questions about any of the licensing documents should be directed to [email protected].
For more information about the USEA Training Programs for Eventing Officials, please contact Nancy Knight at [email protected] or (703) 669-9997.
Additional information about becoming an Eventing Licensed Official, starting with “r” certification, can be found on the USEF website or at one of the following links:
Eventing Judge | Eventing TD | Eventing Course Designer
Want to support the education of the next generation of eventing judges, technical delegates, and course designers? Consider making a gift to the USEA Foundation Roger Haller Education Fund! An anonymous donor has put forward challenge and is inviting you to join in supporting the education of our officials by matching donations, up to $25,000. Click here for more information about this exciting initiative.
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Conditioning makes the horse fit and increases his endurance performance with less wear and tear on feet and legs. The idea is to work his heart and lungs in short intervals, let him recover a bit, then work him again. The following schedule for Training level horse provides an introduction for the horse and rider at the lower levels to the principle of interval training.
Within their first few years of being born, young horses have the opportunity to get a taste of U.S. Eventing through the USEA’s young horse programs. The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) evaluates the potential of yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds under saddle to become successful upper level event horses while the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) evaluates the potential of 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds to become successful upper level event horses.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.