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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Lesitsky was always intrigued by horses, but growing up Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he didn’t have much access to them. “My only experience was what I saw on television,” he said. “I saw pictures of Secretariat when he won the Triple Crown, but I was only 10 years old and I didn't really understand what was going on. Secretariat was a beautiful horse and I wanted to learn more about them – later I learned Secretariat and I have the same birthday, but I'm seven years his senior!”
Lynn Klisavage got her start teaching riding lessons on Barber’s Point Naval Air Base on O’ahu, Hawaii in the 1960s. When she was in her early 20s, she and her family relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and it was there that Klisavage became the Director of the Air Force Academy Stables.
In 2008, the USEA Young Event Horse Program (YEH) had 20 competitions on the YEH calendar, 36 horses who qualified to compete in the championships, and 15 horses who competed in the 2008 USEA YEH Championships held in Wayne, Illinois at Lamplight Equestrian Center.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce a virtual Adult Team Challenge to take place this fall. Following the cancellation of the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds, including the Adult Team Championships (ATC), the Adult Rider Coordinators came together to develop an opportunity for their peers.