ICP Required/Recommended Reading List

ICP DRESSAGE INSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS – All Levels
A. The Principles of Riding, Book 1, German National Equestrian Federation, – required
B. BHS Manual of Equitation, latest edition, Consultant Editor Islay Auty, FBHS – required
C. USEA ICP Glossary of Terms – required (ICP Standards Booklet)*
D. Advanced Techniques of Dressage, Book 2, German National Equestrian Federation (new edition, dressage only, 2000) – recommended/required at Level II & above

ICP JUMPING INSTRUCTIONAL STANDARDS – All Levels
A. The Principles of Riding, Book 1, German National Equestrian Federation – required
B. Blyth Tait’s Cross Country Clinic, Blyth Tait – required*
C. Coaching the Rider, Jane Houghton Brown – required
D. The de Nemethy Method, Bertalan de Nemethy – required
E. USEA/USEF Rule Books – required
F. Gymnastics – Systematic Training for Jumping Horses, James C. Wofford – required*
G. FEI Rules of Eventing – required at Level II and above
H. Advanced Techniques of Riding, Book 2, German National Equestrian Federation – required at Level II & above
I. Horse and Hound Book of Eventing, Capt. Mark Phillips - (recommended only, as out of print)
J. Training the 3-Day Event Horse & Rider, James C. Wofford – (recommended only, as out of print)

ICP TEACHING THEORY AND PRACTICE STANDARDS – All Levels
A. Coaching the Rider, Jane Houghton Brown – required also under Jumping Instructional Standards
B. Effective Coaching, Elizabeth Hammerman – required (article in Chapter 6 of Workbook)
C. Equestrian Education, Professional Development for Instructors, Jill K. Hassler-Scoop with Kathy Kelly, Ph.D – required
D. The Riding Instructor’s Manual, Gordon Wright – (recommended only, as out of print)

ICP HORSE AND STABLE MANAGEMENT STANDARDS – All Levels
A. BHS Complete Manual of Stable Management, latest edition, Consultant Editor Islay Auty, FBHS – required
B. Grooming to Win, Susan Harris – required
C. The Stud Book – A Thorough and Practical Guide to Everyday Questions about Horseshoe Studs, Malcolm E Kelley – required at Level II & above
D. The Event Groom’s Handbook, Lisa Waltman and Jeanne Kane – (recommended only, as out of print)
E. Conditioning Sport Horses, Dr. Hilary Clayton – (recommended only, as out of print)

ICP PROFESSIONALISM and SAFETY/MEDICAL – All Levels
A. Safety/Medical Planning – (in Chapter 6 of ICP Workbook) – required
B. USEA Safety Coordinator Manual – (Manual in Chapter 6 of ICP Workbook) – required
C. Self-guided Horse Facility Analysis, Compiled by Dr. Betsy Greene and Jan Dawson, J.D.(included in ICP Workbook) – required

FURTHER RECOMMENDED READING – All Levels

  • The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship (3 volumes: Basics for Beginners, Intermediate Horsemanship, Advanced Horsemanship), Susan E. Harris
  • The Complete Book of Eventing – Jane Holderness-Roddam
  • Lungeing and Long-Reining – Jennie Loriston-Clark
  • Practical Eventing – Sally O’Connor*
  • The USCTA Book of Eventing – Sally O’Connor, editor
  • The Event Rider’s Notebook – Mary Rose, FBHS
  • Equine Injury & Therapy – Mary Bromiley
  • Conditioning Sport Horses – Hilary M Clayton, DVM
  • The Athletic Horse – Carol Foster
  • The Equine Foot – Fran Jurga
  • Medications and Supplements for the Horse – David W. Ramey, DVM
  • The Lame Horse – Dr. James Rooney
  • Practical Horseman’s Book of Horsemanship – M.A. Stoneridge

SOURCES

  • Bit of Britain, 1-888-442-5015 www.bitofbritain.com
  • US Pony Club Book Shop, 859-254-7669
  • Half Halt Press, 301-733-7119
  • Harvest Bookstore 800-563-1222 (for out of print books)
  • www.amazon.com
  • The Book Chase, 1-800-373-7323 or 540-687-6874

† Published by Mountain Press. To order call 406-626-5764 Jill Hassler-Scoop

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Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Riding Helmet of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA