Jul 11, 2018

Employment Opportunity: USEA Instructors' Certification Program Coordinator

By USEA

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is currently searching for qualified applicants for the contractual position of Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Coordinator. Applicants must be proficient in MS Office programs such as Excel, Word, and Outlook. Abilities with Photoshop and other Adobe applications, appreciated. Must have excellent attention to detail and an excellent sense of planning and organization. Must display initiative and be a self-starter. Must have the ability to: collaborate and communicate effectively amongst both internal and external groups, prioritize and deal with the unexpected, maintain a high level of performance in stressful situations, and remain well-organized and effectual within changing environments. A working knowledge of equestrian sport, especially eventing, is preferred. Applicants must also be able to travel on assignment to several USEA educational activities around the country. This position reports to the USEA Senior Director of Education.

The ICP Coordinator will be asked to work on a number of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of ICP Workshops; Young Event Horse Instructor and Young Event Horse Professional Trainer Workshops;
  • Attendance at ICP Assessments to act as scribe and onsite coordinator;
  • Coordination of the ICP Symposium to include securing demo horses/riders at appropriate levels; coordinate with the clinicians as to content of the symposium and other logistics relating to the symposium;
  • Find, communicate about, and pursue all opportunities to enhance certified instructors' ongoing learning opportunities, including those required by the Continuing Education Program; implementation of instructor/mentor opportunities;
  • Find and communicate key riding/training/competing and horse care concepts/questions, new event rules, etc., to certified instructors via GoogleGroup list; via USEA Senior Director of Education approval/oversight;
  • Coordinate with Certified Instructors for content for Instructors Corner in the magazine; work with USEA staff to write this content; and
  • Assist the USEA Senior Director of Education as assigned.

This is a contractual position and as such is not eligible for benefits. Pay will be commensurate with experience and expenses related to authorized travel will be compensated.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Attn: Employment Opportunity – ICP Coordinator at [email protected] by Monday, July 23, 2018. Please also send three references with contact information.

Jun 24, 2021 Young Event Horse

The Race to Le Lion: Who is Eligible for the Holekamp/Turner Grant?

A total of ten USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduates are now in the race to Le Lion! The 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France will be held on October 21-24. The 6-year-old Championship is a CCIYH2*-L and the 7-year-old Championship is a CCIYH3*-L.

Jun 23, 2021

Inside the Show Office: Commonwealth Dressage & Combined Training Association

“Schooling shows are about learning, not about being intimidated,” says Miranda Kettlewell, VP of Dressage for Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA).

For horses and riders, schooling shows are a great way to practice without the added stress and expense of a recognized or sanctioned competition. Venues and clubs can offer schooling shows as a way to open the door to their communities, increase their revenue or membership, and partner with local businesses.

Jun 22, 2021 Eventing News

US Equestrian Announces Horse Substitution for U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

US Equestrian has announced a horse substitution for the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Luke Syndicate's Luke 140, the selected mount for Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.), will be replaced by Martin’s first direct reserve, Tsetserleg, a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner, Thomas Turner, and Tommie Turner. Luke 140 sustained a minor injury during his training preparation and has been withdrawn from consideration for the team but is expected to make a full recovery.

Jun 22, 2021 Education

Jumping Phase Warm-Ups with Jennie Brannigan

If we go along with the edict that preparation is everything, then getting the warm-up right for each phase at a competition is crucial and should be treated as though it is as important as what happens inside the arena or on the course. CCI5* rider Jennie Brannigan gives us her top tips for a good warm-up for the jumping phases.

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