David O’Connor, Silvio Mazzoni and Shannon Thompson to Teach 2016 ICP Symposium

David O'Connor and Silvio Mazzoni. Photo by Rachael Walker. David O'Connor and Silvio Mazzoni. Photo by Rachael Walker.

Each year, the USEA hosts Instructor’s Certification Program (ICP) symposiums for aspiring eventing coaches on both the East and West coasts. The ICP program is a useful resource both for coaches and for riders — coaches have access to training programs that help them become better teachers and riders have a database of certified coaches to choose from in their areas.

In order to continue the promotion and growth of the ICP program, the symposium is hosted each year with top level clinicians, and this year is no different. In 2016, U.S. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor, show jumping coach Silvio Mazzoni and Sport Psychologist Shannon Thomspon have been named as ICP clinicians.

David O’Connor will be present at both the East and West coast sessions, and Shannon will teach a seminar at the West coast clinic at Galway Downs. Silvio will base at Longwood Farm South in Ocala and teach alongside David.

The dates for the West coast seminar are January 20-21 at Galway Downs and the East coast session will be at Longwood Farm South on February 15 and 16.

This is a great opportunity, whether or not you are currently ICP certified, and auditing is offered to the public. You can find more information and a registration form here. EN will be in attendance for the Ocala session, and we look forward to bringing you some educational tidbits from this session!

USEA Announces 2016 ICP Clinicians