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.
Five-star eventer Kim Severson taught a show jumping clinic in January at Milestone Sport Horses in Lovettsville, Virginia where she instructed riders on the importance of forward riding for successful jumping. In this exercise, which Severson progressively adds additional pieces to, riders are instructed to focus on the quality of their canter.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.