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.
The Virginia Horse Trials are held twice yearly at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia (Area II). At their event in May, they offer Starter through Advanced/Intermediate horse trials, CCI*-L, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, and CCI3*-S FEI classes, and USEA Young Event Horse classes. At their event in October, they offer Starter through Advanced/Intermediate Horse Trials and CCI*-L, CCI2*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L, FEI divisions.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.