Oct 21, 2019

Interested in Joining the Next Generation of Eventing Officials? Attend the Dressage Session I Training Program!

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
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The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) educates the next generation of officials and encourages 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 2020, 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. Auditors are welcome and may pay on-site if they wish, but pre-registration is much appreciated.

Dressage Session I Training Program
January 27-30, 2020 | Florida Horse Park – 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].

Additional information about becoming an Eventing Licensed Official, starting with “r” certification, can be found on the USEF website.

For more information about the USEA Training Programs for Eventing Officials, please contact Nancy Knight at [email protected] or (703) 669-9997.

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! Click here for details.

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Get a Taste of Eventing with the New Event Horse Program

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Dondante Steps Into The Spotlight with 2022 Standlee USEA Horse of the Year Title

Will Coleman had a huge 2022 with his string of horses, including a team silver medal at the FEI World Eventing Championship in Italy on Off The Record and top four-star placings with Chin Tonic HS, but it was Dondante whose consistency paid off to earn the Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year title.

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The VIP Volunteer: Julie Murray

Julie Murray has loved horses since she could breathe, so when her daughters showed an interest in Pony Club and then eventing, she was thrilled to go along for the ride.

Murray started volunteering at the Fallbrook Pony Club near her home in Fallbrook, California, serving as an intermediate district commissioner.

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