Instructors' Certification Program
Instructors certified through the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) have been educated to the highest standards on the most effective and safe teaching methods of event riding, training, and competing, and care of the horse.
USEA Educational Activities further the mission of the USEA to make the sport of eventing safe, fun, fair, and affordable for all. Educational Activities may include camps, cross-country schooling, clinics, seminars, schooling shows, derbies, and riding tests.
Eventing officials include Judges, Technical Delegates (TD), and Course Designers (CD). They are all licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) at the "r", "R" and FEI levels. The USEA is responsible for the training programs for all Eventing officials.
Course Builder/Designer Resources
Course designers through the Training level are certified by the USEA, and course designers through the Preliminary level are licensed by the USEF. The USEA is responsible for holding training programs and educational activities for these individuals. Check out this page for information on designing and building courses, and learn how to become a course designer or builder.
At the forefront of the USEA's mission is to promote the safest experience for all eventers in the country. One way the USEA carries that out is by funding studies in a wide variety of areas that help to ensure that the education and technology in eventing is on the cutting edge.
USEF Eventing Show Jumping Course Advisor Program
The USEF Jumping Course Advisor program was introduced in 2004 to raise the standard of eventing jumping course design in the United States. The goal of the program is to ensure the standard of the courses throughout the country.The program has been effective in improving the consistency of eventing Show Jumping courses through the review and critique of courses from a majority of designers at the Preliminary level and above.