Sep 10, 2019

ICP Instructors! Be Included in the Eventing USA ICP Spotlight

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
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Calling all USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Certified Instructors! You won’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to tell your fellow USEA members about your training business and teaching philosophy in the 2019 ICP Spotlight in Eventing USA!

In an effort to recognize the USEA's ICP Certified Instructors, we invite you to submit your information to be included in the bi-monthly Eventing USA ICP Spotlight. This is an excellent tool to promote your business and highlight what makes you unique as an instructor. Please send the information listed below to [email protected]. You can also click here to download the PDF and submit your information via email, fax at (703) 779-0550, or mail to 525 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.

  • Name:
  • ICP Level:
  • Location/areas where you teach:
  • Email:
  • Phone Number:
  • Website:
  • Specialty: (An example would be something like: I specialize in coaching young riders and have had five of my riders compete on their Area’s NAYC team.)
  • Philosophy: (An example would be something like: As a trainer, I believe in promoting a positive environment in my lessons. I work to build a relationship with each of my students and develop plans to help them reach their goals.)
  • Fun Fact:

Also, please provide a high-resolution photo with your submission and include who to credit for the photo. If the photo is a professional photo, please provide documentation from the photographer stating that the USEA has permission for use in print. If it is not a professional photo, please let us know who took to the photo so we may provide photo credit.

About the USEA Instructors' Certification Program

Instructors are essential to the training of riders and horses for safe and educated participation in the sport of eventing. The USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) was initiated in 2002 to educate all levels of eventing instructor with essential training principles upon which those instructors can continue to build throughout their teaching careers. ICP offers educational Workshops and Assessments by which both regular instructors, Level I through Level IV, Young Event Horse (YEH) instructors, and Young Event Horse professional horse trainers can become ICP certified. A directory of current ICP-certified instructors, YEH instructors, and YEH professional horse trainers are available on the USEA website. Click here to learn more about the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program.

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