Tremaine Cooper, co-chair of the Course Designers/Builders Committee, brought forth an idea that would hope to promote and develop upper-level cross-country course designers.
If a designer did not receive their large R license (allowing them to design Intermediate and Advanced courses), but the examiners felt that they showed enough promise to design Intermediate courses, yet Advanced was still out of their reach quite yet, then they could be granted a type of "restricted large R" license, which would allow them to design Intermediate courses.
This still has yet to be reviewed by the Eventing
Technical Committee, and the courses designed by these special cases would be reviewed and inspected by other course designers, technical delegates, and rider representatives.
"If it helps develop more course designers and get them more experience, then we think this would be a good step for us," said Tremaine
If this new system was approved, an email would be sent out to organizers explaining the category of this approved designer and notifying them of the designer's restrictions.
"There are so few designers in this position," added Tremaine
," that we would do this on a case-by-case basis."
Tremaine was also called upon to work with USEA Board Member and USEF Project Manager Matt Fine to liason with the University of Kentucky team who's heading up the Frangible Pin Study.
"Before spending money on this research, we need to make sure we have horsemen working with the team before they go to the next level," said Tremaine