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Distance Learning Class

Competition Management

The United States Equestrian Federation is the governing body for equestrian sport in the U.S and represents 28 breeds and disciplines. In this first-ever online course, you will examine the elements involved in designing and managing successful horse shows-from securing licensing through execution and evaluation. Explore the planning and logistics processes for equestrian competitions. Learn about safety and risk management, venue and facilities management, marketing and public relations, conflict resolution and working within the regulatory requirements of the governing bodies of equestrian sport.


Charles Walker is director of education for the United States Equestrian Federation and an experienced horse breeder, show manager and educator with more than 25 years of experience. Mr. Walker has also edited several trade publications and served in various roles for the United States Equestrian Federation.


Course begins on September 8 and ends November 28. Enroll by September 19.

Technical requirements:

A stable Internet connection and a current email account. Speakers or headphones to hear audio presentation and the ability to view PDF documents and Flash-based presentations. More info.



Special Discounts:

10% discount for USEF Members (must show proof of membership to Student Services)


3 quarter units academic credit, X445.2

Required textbooks:

USEF Rulebook. Download at:






Earn a Certificate

This course is part of these certificate programs:

Equine Event Management