ECP Levels Defined

ECP levels are defined according to the riding/training/competing and horse care knowledge and skills that a certified instructor must successfully impart to their students for them to safely and competently meet the challenges presented at USEA and FEI eventing competitions. For identification of the required riding/training/competing, horse care, safety/medical, and teaching theory and practice content for each of ECP Levels, order the ECP Standards Booklet from the USEA office.

Definitions of ECP Instructor Levels

Level I

Instructors of riders up through Novice level riding/training/competing and horse care

Level II

Instructors of riders up through Modified and CCI* level riding/training/competing and horse care

Level III

Instructors of riders up through Preliminary and CCI2* level riding/training/competing and horse care

Level IV

Instructors of riders up through Intermediate and CCI3* level riding/training/competing and horse care

Level V

Instructors of riders up through Advanced, CCI4*, and CCI5* level riding/training/competing and horse care

Young Event Horse Instructor

Instructors of amateur and/or professional riders riding/training/competing young event horses, including horse care

Young Event Horse Professional Horse Trainer

Professional trainers of young event horses, including riding/training/competing and horse care

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