Please note that at this time, we are not accepting applications for the Training Certification Program.


Training Certification Program

The way it works: Any member wishing to be certified in one of the areas listed below must take the associated test. To earn the certificate, the member must answer at minimum 80% of the questions correctly. The fees for each test will be paid before the test is taken. If the test is not passed, it may be retaken as many times as needed to pass. The same fee will apply for each of the retakes as well.
 

At this time, until we achieve more than 50 members playing EU, only one person may hold each type of certificate through the levels. (We just don't have enough players yet.) A player can take the English Basics Test, then the English Advanced, then English Professional. Another player may not take those same tests once another player has achieved them.

Once we have enough players, two players will be allowed to hold each of the certificates, to allow for some competition in EU. As we grow, certifications will be opened up as need arises.

How to read the following lists. 

Each list below details the different Certifications, what skills must be accomplished during training, classes the horse may be entered into during shows, and different areas the Certification covers. This is so each of our 'trainers' all have their own niche. 



Basic Training Certificates

Application Requirements: $25,000 fee for each Basic Level Test. Active Member Levels only may apply. Applicant should have a barn 'site' or 'forum' already set up. Changes may be made at any time.


  • Foal & Yearling Handling
    Halter Breaking 
    Leading
    Basic Handling
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Liberty, Potential Classes, Lunge Line.
  • Objectives: Gaining the foals trust, putting basic leading, grooming, and socialization skills on the foal. Yearlings may be conditioned for and shown in Halter and Lunge Line classes.
    HELD BY:
  • Saddle Breaking and Basic Training
    Ground Work 
    Introducing Saddle & Bridle
    First Rides
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: None.
    Objectives: To get the horse to accept a saddle, bridle, and rider using gentling techniques such as round penning and desensitizing.
    EU rules state that while a horse is being broken to saddle/bridle it may not be entered into any show classes. This will not be English/Western Specific.
    HELD BY:
  • English Basics
    Liberty
    Walk-Trot
    Walk-Trot-Canter

    English Equitation
    Showmanship
    Horsemanship
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Liberty, English W-T, English W-T-C, English Equitation, Futurity English Classes, Showmanship, Horsemanship.
    Objectives: Getting the horse to move forward under English Tack with the beginnings of collection. To prepare the horse for further advanced training in Dressage, Jumping, or other areas of the English World. Advancing the horse's ground manners for Showmanship.
    HELD BY:
  • Jumping Basics
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives: The horse should successfully be able to safely jump up to ??
    HELD BY:
  • Cross-Country Jumping Basics
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives: The horse should successfully be able to safely be controlled at a gallop, over basic jumps, and introduced to all possible hazards such as water hazards. Able to compete at the lowest levels. 
    HELD BY:
  • Dressage Basics
    Beginners Test
    Test Level 1
    Test Level 2
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: All Dressage Classes up to Level 2 and Freestyle Dressage.
    Objectives: The horse should show collection and extension, be able to perform all transitions, skills, and gaits required by each of the tests.
    HELD BY:
  • Driving Basics
    Carriage
    Pleasure
    Fine Harness
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Single Harness, Fine Harness, Pleasure Harness, Single Carriage. 
    Objectives: The horse should accept the harness, the cart, and know all verbal commands. Horse should be safe and calm yet spirited under harness when finished with training.
    HELD BY:
  • Halter
    Halter - Divided By Breed
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Halter Classes by age, breed, or color. 
    Objectives: Due to the "Halter" horse  often being bred specifically for this class, for the first time in EU history, it is being designated its own category. Nearly every breed save the TB has its own "Halter Horse" Standard. Arabians & Stock Horses especially breed specifically for "Halter" Classes, and often these horses are not shown under saddle.
    HELD BY:
  • Western Basics - Basic Training
    Walk-Jog
    Walk-Jog-Lope
    Western Pleasure
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: W-J, W-J-L, Equitation, Western Pleasure.
    Objectives: The horse should accept a western saddle and bridle, and have sufficient skills with western gaits, roll backs, collection, and softness to be able to move into either the Pleasure,  Working, or Speed Divisions.
    HELD BY:
  • Western Basics - Cow Events
    Cutting
    Reining
    Working Cow Horse
    Team Penning
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse, Team Penning.
    Objectives: The horse should undergo an evaluation period to determine if he/she has talent in the areas of Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse, or Team Penning. Evaluation period should be no shorter than 2 weeks
    Then the horse should be introduced to the basic skills required of each riding type. (This may or may not be divided in the future depending on demand.)
    HELD BY:
  • Western Basics - Speed Events
    Barrels
    Poles
    Gymkhana
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:Barrels, Poles, Gymkhana.
    Objectives: The horse should undergo an evaluation period to determine if he/she has speed and the talent to run in gaming/speed events. Evaluation period should be no shorter than 2 weeks.
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Thoroughbred
    First 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Stock Horses
    First 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Arabian
    First 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Saddlebred/Trotters
    First 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Steplechase
    First 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:

Advanced Training Certificates

Application Requirements: $50,000 fee for each Advanced Level Test. Active Member Levels only may apply. Applicant should have a barn 'site' or 'forum' already set up. To apply for this level, the applicant must already hold the Basic Certificate in the area they are wishing to upgrade to. Changes may be made at any time.


  • English Advanced
    Saddleseat
    Sidesaddle
    Hunter Under Saddle
    Hunt Seat
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:Liberty, English W-T, English W-T-C, English Equitation, Futurity English Classes, Showmanship, Horsemanship, HUS, Saddle Seat, Side Saddle, Hunt Seat.
    Objectives: Furthering the horses' collection skills. Developing a horse's talents in HUS, Saddle Seat, and Hunt Seat.
    HELD BY:
  • Jumping Advanced
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives: The horse should successfully be able to safely jump up to ??
    HELD BY:
  • Cross-Country Jumping Advanced
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives: The horse should successfully be able to safely jump up to ??
    HELD BY:

  • Cross-Country Jumping Advanced
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives:  Able to compete at the medium levels. 
    HELD BY:
  • Dressage Advanced
    Test Level 3
    Test Level Intermediate I
    Test Level Intermediate II
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: All Dressage Classes up to Intermediate II and Freestyle Dressage.
    Objectives: The horse should show collection and extension, be able to perform all transitions, skills, and gaits required by each of the tests.
    HELD BY:
  • Driving 
    Pairs Driving
    Draft
    Roadster
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Single Harness, Fine Harness, Pleasure Harness, Single Carriage, Pairs Driving, Draft, and Roadster. 
    Objectives: The horse can be introduced to pairs driving, and more advanced driving techniques.
    HELD BY:
  • Western Advanced - Pleasure
    Trail
    Western Riding
    Pattern Classes
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: W-J, W-J-L, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Trail, Pattern Classes.
    Objectives: To have a fully 'broke' western horse that can compete at all levels of competition.
    HELD BY:
  • Western Advanced - Cow Events
    Cutting
    Reining
    Working Cow Horse
    Team Penning
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse, Team Penning.
    Objectives: Once the horse's talents have been determined, cows introduced, and basics mastered, they should be finished.
    HELD BY:
  • Western Advanced - Speed Events
    Barrels
    Poles
    Gymkhana
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:Barrels, Poles, Gymkhana.

    Objectives: Once the horse has been introduced to the basic patterns, speed and finesse should be taught.
    HELD BY:
  • Western Advanced - Versatility
    Ranch Horse Versatility
    Extreme Cowboy Race
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Ranch Horse Versatility Events, Extreme Cowboy Races.
    Objectives: A horse will be faced with challenges such as dragging logs, going through tunnels, backing up down embankments, and other odd circumstances.
  • Racing - Thoroughbred
    Second 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Stock Horses
    Second 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Arabian
    Second 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Saddlebred/Trotters
    Second 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:
  • Racing - Steeplechasing
    Second 2 levels of races
    Races Allowed to be Entered: (need to look up)
    Objectives: Gate Breaking, Moderating Speed, Rider Control
    HELD BY:

 Professional Training Certificates

Application Requirements: $75,000 fee for each Professional Level Test. Active Member Levels only may apply. Applicant should have a barn 'site' or 'forum' already set up. To apply for this level, the applicant must already hold the Basic & Advanced Certificates in the area they are wishing to upgrade to. Changes may be made at any time.


  • Jumping Professional
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives: The horse should successfully be able to safely jump up to ?? (Olympic Levels)
    HELD BY:
  • Cross-Country Jumping Professional
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives: The horse should successfully be able to safely jump up to ?? (Olympic Levels)
    HELD BY:
  • Cross-Country Jumping Professional
    Jumping up to ??
    Classes Allowed to be Entered:
    Objectives:  Able to compete at the medium levels. (Olympic Levels)
    HELD BY:
  • Dressage Professional
    Gran Prix 
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: All Dressage Classes up to Gran Prix and Freestyle Dressage.
    Objectives: The horse should show collection and extension, be able to perform all transitions, skills, and gaits required by each of the tests.
    HELD BY:
    3 Day Eventing Professional
    3 Day Eventing
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: 3 Day Events.
    Objectives: The eventing horse has a great demand placed upon it by performing the higher levels of Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross Country all within 3 days. Only the most experienced of trainers will be allowed to train at this level. 
    HELD BY:
    Western Professional- Versatility
    Ranch Horse Versatility
    Extreme Cowboy Race
    Classes Allowed to be Entered: Ranch Horse Versatility Events, Extreme Cowboy Races.