The 2022 USEA ICP Symposium will be held on February 8-9, 2022 at Barnstaple South in Ocala, Florida and the schedule is now available. Take a look at what you can expect from the Symposium below!
2022 Symposium General Timetable
Key Elements –
Interactive Format –
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 am: Welcome and Introduction of key players – faculty, committee members, moderator, guest speakers.
8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Power Point presentation of the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels – Starter through Advanced
(Includes Q and A, group discussion time)
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Breakout into equal groups of instructors/attendees for round table discussion and preparation for the practical sessions.
Topics for discussion:
10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Dressage Session
Lesson Format: Group One: Three riders – Starter/Beginner Novice/Novice
Rider introduction: Riders are asked to tell the group about themselves, their experience, their horse’s level and experience, current goals, any issues, horse soundness/rider health notes, equipment check, helmet check.
Warm up at walk, trot, and canter – guided by moderator/faculty. Instructor groups will evaluate, discuss and record their “bullet” points on a whiteboard.
Interactive Process: All groups write their summary statement and top three priorities for each rider on their whiteboard. One or two groups will be selected to “present” their ideas. Presenting groups name a spokesperson to do the presentation followed by a color commentary with Peter Gray
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Dressage Session
Repeat morning Dressage Session with Group Two riders: Training/Modified/Preliminary
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Break
2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Jumping Sessions followed by color commentary with Will Coleman
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese reception, round table discussion topic:
The role and responsibility of Coaches and the ICP Program in the future of eventing.
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Teaching Modalities, presented by Dr. Paul Haefner
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Sport Psychology, presented by Dr. Paul Haefner
Focus topic: Dealing with fear and anxiety
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Refreshments break and moving to the cross-country field
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Cross-Country Exercise Design and Course Design Clinic with David O’Connor
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Cross-Country Sessions followed by color commentary with David O'Connor
2:30 p.m.: Symposium wrap-up
While geared towards eventing professionals, the ICP Symposium is open to all who wish to attend and will feature relevant information that all riders and eventing enthusiasts can learn from. As an added perk, early registrants will receive an advanced copy of the new USEA Eventing Handbook! Register for the ICP Symposium here.
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 instructors with crucial 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 V, Young Event Horse (YEH) instructors, and Young Event Horse professional horse trainers can become ICP certified. Additional information about ICP’s goals, benefits, workshops, and assessments as well as names and contact information for current ICP-certified instructors, YEH instructors, and YEH professional horse trainers are available on the USEA website. Click here to learn more about the Instructors’ Certification Program.
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.
Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.