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 2019, the USEA introduced two new national leaderboards: the 6-year-old horse and 7-year-old horse leaderboards. The 6-year-old horse leaderboard ranks 6-year-old horses at the Preliminary, CCI2*-S, and CCI2*-L levels and the 7-year-old horse leaderboard ranks 7-year-old horses at the Intermediate, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L levels.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the formation of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and a new partnership between the USEA Foundation and Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE).
The USEA is very sad to hear the news of the passing of From, the 28-year-old Russian Thoroughbred gelding (Mif x Floema), owned by Charlotte Harris and ridden by Stephen Bradley.
In less than a year the USEA Foundation, USEA, and a group of passionate stakeholders have managed to raise $500,000 to build frangible fences thanks to donations from USEA members and eventing enthusiasts around the country. This money has gone directly to 116 different USEA recognized events with 151 frangible tables, 53 oxers, and 34 gate/wall fences already out on course – all built with grants distributed by the USEA Foundation.