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:
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.