Nov 20, 2017

Have You Ever Considered Becoming a "r" Eventing Judge? Attend the Dressage Session I Training Program!

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
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The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is designed to educate the next generation of officials and encourage members of the community to give back to the sport by becoming licensed officials, including judges, technical delegates, and course designers. Quality officials are vital to the safe running of competitions and ensure that all safety rules and precautions are followed to the letter. You can be a part of the next generation of officials!

If you have ever considered becoming an Eventing Judge, then you'll need to attend Dressage Session I Training Program. The Dressage Session I Training Program must be taken prior to taking the Dressage Session II Training Program later in 2018, and it is necessary to complete both to obtain the "r" Eventing Judge license. 

The first two days introduce prospective judges to the biomechanics of the horse and how it is reflected in the training scale of judging. The second two days offer practical application in the field with live horses. This is an opportunity to increase your knowledge of how the judge is evaluating and determining the scores during a dressage test. As an added bonus this year, Janis Linnan (FEI 4* Eventing Judge, USEF “S” Eventing Judge, FEI Eventing Steward General for the United States, and former President of the Virginia Dressage Association) and Loris Henry (USEF “S” Eventing Judge, USEF “S” Dressage Judge, former USEA President, and former President of the California Dressage Society) will be introducing the new Eventing Dressage tests that come into effect in the 2018 competition year. Auditors are welcome!

Dressage Session I Training Program
January 29 - February 1, 2018 | Longwood Farm South – Ocala, Florida | Click Here to Register

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.

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