February 8-9, 2022 at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida
To register for the symposium, click on this form.
All USEA members are invited to attend and audit, and all eventing professionals are encouraged to attend and participate in the interactive sessions.
The ICP Symposium will include instruction of dressage, show jumping, and cross-country as well as the basics of sports psychology, and teaching to all four learning modalities. There will also be interactive portions with instructors breaking into small groups to analyze and suggest how horses and riders should move forward. The symposium will be led by ICP Faculty members, as well as Dr. Paul Haefner, PHD-Sport Psychologist.
Attendees will get a “first look” at the new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels – the new national standards for each competition level.
ICP Symposium Schedule - All Sessions will take place at Barnstaple
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction of key players – faculty, committee members, moderator, guest speakers.
8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.: Power Point presentation of the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels – Starter through Advanced
(Includes Q and A, group discussion time)
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Breakout into equal groups of instructors/attendees for round table discussion and preparation for the practical sessions.
Topics for discussion:
10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Dressage Session
Lesson Format: Group One: Three riders – Starter/Beginner Novice/Novice
Rider introduction: Riders are asked to tell the group about themselves, their experience, their horse’s level and experience, current goals, any issues, horse soundness/rider health notes, equipment check, helmet check.
Warm up at walk, trot, and canter – guided by moderator/faculty. Instructor groups will evaluate, discuss and record their “bullet” points on a whiteboard.
Interactive Process: All groups write their summary statement and top three priorities for each rider on their whiteboard. One or two groups will be selected to “present” their ideas. Presenting groups name a spokesperson to do the presentation followed by a color commentary with Peter Gray
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Dressage Session
Repeat morning Dressage Session with Group Two riders: Training/Modified/Preliminary
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Break
2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.: Jumping Sessions followed by color commentary with Will Coleman
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Wine and Cheese reception, round table led by ICP Faculty members - Phyllis Dawson, Robin Walker, Eric Horgan, Mary D’Arcy, Karen O’Connor, David O’Connor, Dayna Lynd-Pugh, and Jim Graham
Topic: The Role of the ICP, Instructors, and Coaches for the future of the sport
Day Two: Teaching Technique Across the Levels
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.: Teaching Modalities, presented by Dr. Paul Haefner
8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Sport Psychology, presented by Dr. Paul Haefner
Focus topic: Dealing with fear and anxiety
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Refreshments break and moving to the cross-country field
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Cross-Country Exercise Design and Course Design Clinic with David O’Connor
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Cross-Country Sessions followed by color commentary with David O'Connor
2:30 p.m.: Symposium wrap-up
For any questions regarding the ICP program or the 2022 ICP Symposium, please contact Nancy Knight via email or call 703-669-9997.