Reading lists are recommended and suggested reading only and not intended to limit additional reading and study.
Any member or volunteer with a suggested reference or resource may submit to the Instruction Council, Attn: Curriculum and Standards, for consideration and inclusion in the reading list. Please provide the title, author, and subject. If it is a Web site, please include the link. Please also indicate your recommendation level (D, C, etc) or discipline (Dressage, Polocrosse, etc).
Note: Item numbers denoted are those found in the current USPC Catalog. For availability and pricing please contact the USPC Bookstore, or click on the title to visit that item at the USPC Online Bookstore.
Recommended for members at all levels are the USPC discipline rulebooks:
READING LIST FOR D CANDIDATES
1030 USPC Standards of Proficiency for D Ratings
1330 USPC Manual of Horsemanship, Vol. 1
2215 Pony Club Safety Information Packet
2277 An Introduction to USPC Sports
2284 Horse Care for Kids
2130 USPC Foxhunting Reminders
9010 Every Time - Every Ride Video
9033 D Level Video (for 12 & up)
Horses Make Good Neighbors (pamphlet from ELCR)
READING LIST FOR C-1/C-2 CANDIDATES
Everything on the D Level list PLUS:
1020 USPC Standards of Proficiency C Standard
1340 USPC Manual of Horsemanship, Volume II
1371 USPC Guide to Bandaging Your Horse
1372 USPC Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness
1370 USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training
2153 Riding to Hounds in America
2182 BHS Manual of Horsemanship
2914 To the Nines
2920 Horse Anatomy
7055 Understanding the Equine Foot
2244 Equestrian Land Protection Guide
American Youth Horse Council Horse Industry Handbook - may be purchased from AYHC
Equine Science - by Jean T Griffiths, may be purchased from Horse Books Etc.
2119 Centered Riding, Vol 1
6073 Progressive School Exercises for Dressage and Jumping
2024 Hunter Seat Equitation
2180 Safe Horse – Safe Rider