Trainer Certification Program Clinics

TCP Clinics 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.  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.

During the 2020 transition period, USHJA will continue offering these clinics for TCP applicants and Certified trainers completing their renewal. 

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 Melanie Smith Taylor
Shelley Campf Chris Kappler Geoff Teall
Diane Carney Susan Lyman Julie Winkel
Claudia Cojocar Louise Serio    

Apply to Host a TCP Clinic

The USHJA is dedicated to providing accessible education for USHJA members. Please complete the TCP clinic host application and submit it to the USHJA TCP Coordinator. Submitted applications will be reviewed and hosts notified in writing, of the status of the application within 45 days of receipt.


TCP Clinics Calendar

TCP Clinic - Chris Kappler- Birmingham, AL
Blackjack Farms

Blackjack Farms Equestrian Facility offers:

  • 2 new all-weather footing arenas: Grand Prix (150'x275') and Hunter (115'x230')
  • Hotels & restaurants within 5 minutes of the facility
  • Food delivery available
  • Stabling available onsite
  • Auditors welcome on a limited basis

Clinics will follow all current USEF/USHJA guidelines regarding COVID-19 directives including, but not limited to:

  • Social Distancing
  • Facial coverings per the Alabama Governor
  • Limited access to indoor activities
  • Spacial parking areas
  • Spacial outdoor eating areas

Contact Info: J.Michael Halbleib

October 9-11, 2020