The USEA Training Program for Eventing Officials (TPEO) is responsible for educating and examining eventing officials and encouraging members of the eventing community to give back to the sport as judges, technical delegates (TD), and course designers (CD). Eventing competitions would not be possible without quality officials as they guarantee that all safety rules and precautions are followed.
If you have ever considered becoming involved in eventing as a licensed judge, TC, or CD, then the B & C Jumping/Course Design Training Program is for you! Certified cross-country course designers must attend the training program every three years to maintain the certification that allows them to design for Beginner Novice through Training level at USEA recognized events. This training program also fulfills licensing requirements for prospective “r” Eventing Judges, “r” Eventing TDs, and “r” Eventing CDs.
The 2019 B & C Jumping/Course Design 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. This year's panelists are Gretchen Butts, Sue Smithson, and John Williams. Click here to read a recap of last year's training program!
March 1-3, 2019 | Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials – Aiken, South Carolina | Click Here to Register
Course Designer Participants - 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1 through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2
Judge and TD Participants - 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1 through 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3
The deadline for registration is February 1, 2019. 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! Click here for more information about this exciting initiative.
In 2000 and with the support of Joan Iversen Goswell, the Worth the Trust Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to amateurs to pursue their education in eventing. The funds from the Worth the Trust Educational Scholarship may be used for training opportunities such as clinics, working student positions, and private or group instruction, or to learn from an official, course designer, technical delegate, judge, veterinarian, or organizer.
The spring eventing season in the Midwest is always a toss-up due to unpredictable weather. Will it rain, will it be sunny, or will it be a snowstorm? No one knows! Mid-America Combined Training Association’s (MACTA) first cross-country schooling of the season was cancelled in March due to extremely muddy footing conditions and by the time our April dates came around, COVID-19 was in full force and we were unable to host our cross-country schooling and schooling show.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.