Nov 19, 2021

Everything You Need to Know for the Chris Barnard Show Jumping Seminar at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
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This year, the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will host a full-day educational show jumping design clinic on Wednesday, December 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Led by the well-known show jumping course designer, Chris Barnard, this seminar will be educational for any USEA member interested in learning more about the show jumping courses. Read below for more information.

When is the seminar? The seminar will take place in person in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday, December 8. The full-day clinic will be broken up into two portions. The morning session will be from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Pavilion I room. The afternoon session will be from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse. (Transportation will be provided to and from the hotel).

What will be discussed? The morning classroom discussion will include the theory of show jumping course design. The afternoon session will be conducted at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse and include the hands-on building of a show jumping course, with help from the Watermelon Mountain Pony Club as demo riders.

Who is invited to attend? This seminar is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about show jumping course design for eventing. Also, attendance at this seminar will fulfill the USEF Continuing Education Clinic Requirements for “R” Eventing Jumping Course Designers, as well as the training program for those who wish to obtain an “R” EVJCD license. But, please note this is not a mandatory clinic.

How do you sign up? USEA members can sign up through the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention registration form. When registering for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, you can add this on for $60 by clicking the box titled ‘Show Jumping Seminar’ under the drop-down menu of the ‘Event Tickets’ portion found on this page. To purchase a ticket separately, you can skip the convention registration portion and then follow the same steps mentioned above by clicking the box titled ‘Show Jumping Seminar’ under the drop-down menu of the ‘Event Tickets’ portion found here. For more questions on reserving a spot to this seminar, contact Nancy Knight at [email protected]

About Chris Barnard: Chris Barnard grew up in England and learned to ride at the age of 8. Growing up with horses and ponies in his family Barnard started his British Horse Society training at the prestigious Gleneagles Equestrian Center in Perthshire Scotland. In 1994, Barnard moved to the United States and continued his equestrian career at the Millbrook Equestrian Center in Millbrook, New York as a trainer and rider. Taking his love of riding into many equestrian disciplines including successfully showing on the “A” show circuit in the jumper ring, eventing through the Preliminary level, fox hunting with the Millbrook Hunt, and competing in the dressage arena.

Barnard is a USEF “R” licensed show jumping course designer. He continues to design courses for numerous FEI events including The Event at Rebecca Farm CCI4*, The Fork CCI4*, Morven Park CCI4*, Red Hills CCI4*, Great Meadow International CCI4*, The Virginia Horse Trials CCI3*, Woodside CCI4*, among many other and he has designed for The North American Young Rider Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as well as the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships.

Barnard has assisted the British FEI course designer Richard Jeffery at the National Horse Show and also at the Winter Equestrian Festival, FEI course designer Danny Foster at numerous top-level “A” rated horse shows, and more recently Portugal’s FEI course designer Bernado Costa Cabral at some of the top international jumper shows in the USA. Now a U.S. citizen, Barnard is based full-time in Florida with his girlfriend Justine Dutton at their farm in Reddick. Barnard stays busy course designing for events all over the country, and also designing, constructing, and selling his own line of show jumps.

The USEA looks forward to seeing you there! Save over $90 per night and reserve a room at the hotel through the USEA hotel room block. The USEA has set up a special discounted room rate that will expire on Friday, November 19. After November 19, rates will increase to $239 per night and above. Click here to reserve your room at a discounted rate.

For more information about the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, click here or contact [email protected].

About the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun! The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 9-12, 2021. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

The USEA would like to thank the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Mountain Horse USA, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, RevitaVet, Rebecca Farm, SmartPak Equine, Standlee Premium Western Forage, Stackhouse Saddles, Sunsprite Sporthorses, World Equestrian Brands, USEA Area X, Gallops Saddlery and Saratoga Horseworks.

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