Instructor 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, as well as the care of the horse.
The USEA prides itself on providing the safest experience for every eventer. Safety studies, rule changes, and new equipment have helped make Eventing safer over the last several years. Keep your eye on the USEA website for the latest in safety.
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, Derbys, 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. However, 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; course designers through the Preliminary level are licensed by the USEF, but the USEA is responsible for training. Check out the course designers and builders page for information regarding designing and building courses as well as learning how to become a course designer or builder.
A big part of the mission of the USEA is ensuring the safest and best 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 USEA and Eventing is on the cutting edge.