Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association

Officials Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements

These requirements are designed to make it relatively easy to work continuing education into the competition year and to allow licensed officials to receive their continuing education in their local areas.  The CE requirements should be carried out over a two-year cycle, so that every two years each official will have completed one Item 2 activity and one Item 3 activity.
   

  • All MSEDA licensed officials and MSEDA-recognized “L” graduates must attend the officials’ meeting held in conjunction with the MSEDA annual meeting.  This meeting is our chief means of updating our officials and discussing important information, so officials are expected to try their utmost to attend it.  We recognize, however, unavoidable conflicts or emergencies sometimes will occur.  Any officials who are unable to attend must send the Competitions Committee an email demonstrating that they are aware of rule changes in dressage and/or eventing, depending on the position held by the licensed official.
  • All MSEDA licensed officials and MSEDA-recognized “L” graduates shall, at least every two years, attend one activity in which they will learn about theory related to their official position.  For dressage judges and eventing judges, this may include USEF, USEA or USDF judges’ forums, and “L” judge training sessions or continuing education sessions.  For dressage-only TDs attendance at the annual officials’ meeting shall satisfy the “theory” requirement.  Eventing TDs and eventing judges shall attend guided course walks in cross-country and/or stadium jumping.  Eventing TDs and eventing judges should alternate which kind of course they attend, for example doing a guided cross-country course walk during one two-year period and doing a guided stadium course walk during the following two-year period. A list of pre-approved continuing education opportunities will be compiled and published by the Competitions Committee. Officials should submit an Activity Completion form to the chair of the Competitions Committee to verify that they have met this requirement.  
  • All MSEDA licensed officials and MSEDA-recognized “L” graduates shall, at least every two years, participate in an activity that involves shadowing or working for a USEF/FEI level official.  For dressage judges and eventing judges, this may include 8 hours of scribing for or sitting with a USEF/FEI dressage judge.  For dressage-only TDs, this may include 8 hours of scoring or working in the show office at a USEF dressage show, or shadowing a USEF dressage TD for 8 hours.   For eventing TDs and eventing judges, this may include 8 hours of stadium scribing or observing stadium judging at a USEF/USEA event, or 8 hours of shadowing a USEF eventing TD.  The licensed official should submit an Activity Completion form to the Competitions Committee chair to verify this activity. Please note that eventing judges must complete both dressage judge and eventing TD requirements.

Please refer any questions to Julie Congleton.

Midsouth Eventing & Dressage Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MSEDA’s mission is to promote and preserve the sports of Eventing and Dressage in the Mid-South area, by providing leadership and education to its members and the community at large. To further these goals, MSEDA will provide educational opportunities, fair and safe competitions, promote the welfare of the horse and rider and reward the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the FEI level.

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