At ICP’s Young Event Horse (YEH) Workshop, an ICP YEH Workshop faculty member assists YEH instructors in acquiring the eye, the knowledge base, both theoretical and practical, and the teaching judgment that are suited specifically for the purpose of assisting YEH riders, both amateur and professional, as they educate YEHs to accept, understand, and respond positively to a rider’s seat and aids for direction, pace, change of direction and pace, balance, impulsion, and suppleness, both on the flat and while jumping. The YEH Workshop faculty member assists YEH professional horse trainers in developing their riding skills and “feel” as well as their training knowledge base in order to safely and effectively develop each young event horse in the ways that are most developmentally productive for that horse, both on the flat and while jumping. Both YEH instructors and professional horse trainers must be sensitive and appropriately responsive to the ways that each young horse, of any breed, is distinctive, distinctions which they factor intelligently into each horse’s developmental training program.
For both YEH instructors and professional horse trainers, attendance at one three-day YEH Workshop is required. A YEH Workshop focuses upon both the instruction and the riding/training of young event horse dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding/jumping. Candidates for the YEH professional horse trainer certificate ride twice every day at a YEH Workshop. Look at the ICP Calendar on the USEA website to locate Workshop sites and dates; in order to enter a YEH Workshop, contact that Workshop’s host, whose contact information is also listed on the calendar. The fee for a YEH Workshop is $400. Auditors are welcome to attend for a daily fee of $50; auditing does not fulfill the ICP requirement to attend a YEH Workshop as a YEH candidate instructor or as a YEH candidate professional horse trainer before attending an ICP Assessment for either or both ICP YEH certificates.
Andrea Manley – AndreaJManley@gmail.com; (617) 797-2010