UPDATE: This clinic has been canceled due to lack of pre-registrants.
Show Jumping Course Designer Richard Jeffery will be conducting two free show jumping clinics at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The first clinic will run Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The second clinic will run on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The first day of both clinics will be spent in the classroom and the second day will include practical application in the arena.
This seminar serves as a training program for current USEF officials who meet the eligibility requirements and wish to obtain their USEF "R" Eventing Jumping Course Designer (EVJCD) license. The seminar will also fulfill the continuing education clinic (CEC) requirements for current "R" EVJCD license holders.
In order to be eligible for a USEF "R" EVJCD license, applicants must have "designed the jumping course at a minimum of two Preliminary level or higher horse trials at two separate Federation licensed/endorsed competitions within the current or previous two years. These courses must be submitted with the application."
The fee for current USEF officials and current “R” EVJCD license holders is $50.00. Auditing is FREE. The clinics are presented by the USEA and the Roger Haller Education Fund.
Click here to register. Pre-registration is preferred but not required.
Questions about the Show Jumping Clinics should be directed to Nancy Knight at [email protected] or (703) 669-9997.
All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.