Feb 07, 2018

Interested in Course Design or Becoming a "r" Eventing Official? Attend the B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program!

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is responsible for educating the next generation of officials and encouraging members of the eventing community to get involved as licensed officials, including judges, technical delegates, and course designers. The safe running of competitions relies on quality officials as they guarantee that all safety rules and precautions are adhered to.

If you have ever considered becoming involved in eventing as an official, particularly as a licensed course designer, eventing judge, or technical delegate, then the B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program is for you! This training program must be attended by certified cross-country course designers every three years to maintain certification which allows designers to design for Beginner Novice through Training level at USEA recognized events. This training program is also fulfills licensing requirements for prospective “r” Eventing Judge, “r” Eventing TD, and “r” Eventing CD.

The panelists for the B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program are Gretchen Butts, Sally Ike, and Tremaine Cooper. The Training Program will cover both cross-country and show jumping course design, evaluation, flow, and phase management. Jumping and dressage phase requirements, applicable rules, briefings for cross-country jump judges and stewards, proper timing for both jumping phases, marking of judge cards for jumping, and various case studies will also be covered.

B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program
March 9-11, 2018 | Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials – Aiken, South Carolina | Click Here to Register

Course designers and prospective “r” eventing officials can register now through February 21, 2018. Auditors are also welcome to attend this training program for a $50 per day fee.

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 information included in 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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