Trainer Certification Program Clinics

Apply to Host a TCP Clinic

TCP Clinics presented by Markel enable USHJA members to complete the required educational element of the Trainer Certification process. Each TCP Clinic features at least one clinician over two days who educates members on teaching skills. The number of TCP Clinics sanctioned throughout the country may be limited, and USHJA members can apply to host one of these TCP Clinics, providing the potential host agrees to meet the requirements of this program outlined in the application packet.

Auditing and TCP Educational Requirement

Those interested in attending a TCP Clinic must register with and pay auditor fees to the host. Trainers seeking credit toward the educational requirement of the Trainer Certification Program must notify the host of their intent, must attend all sessions in their entirety and must sign in and out each day of the TCP Clinic on the official form provided by the USHJA.

Approved TCP Clinic Clinicians

Mary Babick Paul Cronin George Morris Bernie Traurig
Shelley Campf Karen Healey Louise Serio Julie Winkel
Diane Carney Chris Kappler Melanie Smith Taylor
Claudia Cojocar Susan Lyman Geoff Teall

TCP Clinics Calendar

TCP Clinic - Bernie Traurig - Aubrey/Denton, TX

Valhalla Equestrian
4 sessions from green horse to 3'6'' jumpers on Saturday and Sunday
Private lessons Friday 8-4
USHJA Trainers Certification Clinic March 17-18
$650 for clinic which includes stall, lunch and 1 session/day
Private and semi-private lessons avaliable
$15/day audit fee if you pre-register or $25/day at the clinic

Zone 7 3/16/18
TCP Clinic - George Morris - Scottsdale, AZ

Smoke Tree Ranch
George Morris Riding Clinic and USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic

8 riders in each group
3'9" and up

Riding Sections $1500 | USHJA TCP Clinic $250 | Riding + TCP Clinic $1525 | Auditing $75/day

Breakfast and lunch included
Stalls available upon request - $45/day includes bedding, not feed.

Zone 8 4/6/18
Zone 10 TCP Clinic - Chris Kappler - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Sycamore Trail Stables
Clinic will include:
Cross-rail group, 2'6" - 2'9" Group, 3'3" to 3'6" equitation group, and a 4' jumper group.
TCP participants: $225
Riders: $225
Auditors: $100/day or $175 for both days (includes food, beverages, and seating)

Zone 10 4/23/18
TCP Clinic - Bernie Traurig - Bedford, NY

Coker Farm
Three to four groups with four to six riders in each group
Large groups are two hours. Small groups will be an hour and 30 minutes to an hour and 45 minutes.

All jumping disciplines from novice to advanced and all heights

Details about groups and fence heights will be available as we get closer to dates
Stabling: $100 per night or for the weekend
Riders: $350 per session & $200 for private lessons
Auditors: $25

Zone 2 4/28/18
TCP Clinic - Julie Winkel - Cle Elum, WA

Washington State Horse Park

2 days of mounted instruction in competition rings - 3 sections offered + fun prizes awarded in each section + group trail ride + Saturday evening wine & dine with round-table discussion and open Q&A.

6 Hunter Riders RIDING THE DERBIES (must be able to jump 2'9")

6 Equitation Riders RIDING THE MEDALS (must be able to jump 2'6")
Ride a Derby or Medal Finals Course and receive a detailed explanation of the score.

8 Jumper Riders RIDING A NATIONS CUP (must be able to jump .90m) Compete in a mock Nations Cup Team Championship; Learn strategies to approach each course designer question being asked.

Riding Sections $500 | USHJA TCP Clinic $150 | Riding + TCP Clinic $550 | Auditing $50/day Stabling $30/day (+$25 cleanout if not staying for the Swiftwater Invitational Horse Show)

Zone 9 6/9/18
Education Department
(859) 225-6700