Benefits of ECP Certification

  • Professional confirmation of the instructor’s teaching principles and practices and of the YEH professional horse trainer's riding/training skill and of their rider- and horse-care standards.
  • Ongoing conversation with all other ECP certified instructors, with ECP certified YEH professional horse trainers, and with the ECP Committee via ECP’s Googlegroups e-mail.
  • Ongoing professional development via completion of ECP Continuing Education credits.
  • Continued learning via participation in ECP Continuing Education co-teaching clinics.
  • Opportunity to share teaching/training insights via articles accepted for inclusion in the ECP Workbook.
  • Listing in the USEA Directory of ECP Certified Eventing Coaches, the USEA Directory of ECP Certified YEH Instructors, and/or the USEA Directory of ECP Certified YEH Professional Horse Trainers.
  • Reduced premium for professional liability insurance.
  • Reduced rate for attending or riding in ECP educational activities like the annual ECP Symposium.
  • ECP Sponsor Parker Equine Insurance offers a 5% discount to all ICP instructors.
  • Free 1-month access to all materials at and a free business consultation via phone with Equestrian Professional’s Elisabeth McMillan.
  • Free listings of an ECP-certified individual’s equestrian activities/clinics with STRIDER.
  • $25.00 discounted registration fee for USEA Training Programs for Eventing Officials.
  • The $75 affiliate fee for Interscholastic Eventing League teams will be waived for any affiliate that is associated with a certified USEA ECP coach. Each ECP instructor is only allowed to be associated with one interscholastic affiliate.

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