Objectives and other Information

AACHEN SCHOOL OF COURSE DESIGN - ASCD

With Official Recognition of the FEI

In co-operation with the

  • German National Equestrian Federation, Warendorf
  • Equestrian Federation of Russia
  • Aachen University of Technology
  • Cologne University of Sports
  • CHIO Aachen - World Equestrian Festival

and strong support by

  • the prominent personalities of the COMITE D'HONNEUR, who are all lovers of the Equestrian Sports
  • and last but not least: Ruth and Klaus Trommler, Aachen

Why Aachen as Base of ASCD?

Aachen is the most Equestrian Knowhow-intensive and International Area in the World with smooth infrastructure conditions (within a radius of 400 km) in the centre of Europe

  • 6 countries (BEL/FRA/GBR/GER/LUX/NED)
  • 4 languages (Dutch/Englich/French/German)
  • many prominent Universities
  • 100 FEI-Jumping-Events (CSI(O))
  • 2.000 National Equestrian Events
  • availability of leading experts in any relevant Equestrian Subject or Speciality

 

Aachen is a historical European centre

  • already Roman settlements 2.000 year ago
  • residence of Charlemagne (800 A.C.), first Emperor of Europe
  • capital of the "Département Rhin/Meuse" under Napoléon (1769/1821)
  • city of the annual KARLS-PREIS (Prix Charlemange) since 1950

Aachen is the place of the ALRV, founded in 1898, and the home of the annual - CHIO Aachen - World Equestrian Festival

CHIO Aachen is hosting and supporting all Aachen-based educational, teaching and academic activities of ASCD in a most generous way

Aachen, where horses are family!!!

 


STRUCTURE OF SCIENTIFIC ASCD-ACTIVITIES

Education in Course Design and/or Concours Design

  • Regional Development Courses "Basics on Course Design" for National Course Designers, Riders, Trainers a.o.
  • Refreshment Courses, where requested
  • Intensive Course of Instruction
  • Diploma-Studies (21 months, theory/practice, Diploma-Thesis) since 2008/2009

Regular WORLD TRAINER FORUM (Jumping) beginning in 2009

Promotion/Encouragement of students and young Course- and Concours Designers

  • Annual Academic Student Promotion Award
  • Occasional Competitions like "Best MASTERPLAN/Courses, obstacles, stadiums/arenas, sponsor obstacles etc." in co-operation with L'ANNEE HIPPIQUE and HORSE INTERNATIONAL
  • Mentoring Assistants

Regular organisation of International SYMPOSIA/CONFERENCES ON COURSE and CONCOURS DESIGN or other Equestrian Subjectsd

Research (initiation, promotion, tutoring of Diploma- or Master-Thersis and independent Scientific Studies) and consulting

 


Regular Activities

  • Annual Intensive Courses (8 days) on Course Design for different levels (with Certificate and possibility of promotion) - also for riders, trainers, teachers and similar, parallel sessions, about 10/12 lectors
  • Annual ACADEMIC STUDENT PROMOTION AWARD for the 3 best Diploma or Master-Thesis (3.000,-- EURO)
  • Occasional COMPETITION IN COURSE DESIGN (best MASTERPLANS of GP-Courses, or courses for young horses, best creations of new obstacle design, best layout of new natural Showgraounds etc.)
  • Occasional organisation of INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ON COURSE DESIGN (SYMPOSIA)
  • Regional Seminars as
    • Devolopment Courses (Basics on Course Design)
    • Refreshment
  • Consultation concerning Equestrian Technology and Design
 


Qualification System of COURSE DESIGNERS


 

 

 

Qualificaton/Status

Authority Max. Level Events

1 Various National  Systems

NF

various

national

2 ASCD-Certified Course Designer

ASCD

a) 1,10/1,20 m national
    b) 1,20/1,30 m  
   

c) 1,30/1,40 m

3 FEI Level 1 (Assistant Course Designer) FEI    

4 FEI Level 2 (Candidate International Course Designer)

FEI  CSI*/CSI**  international 

5 FEI Level 3 (International Course Designer)

FEI

CSI****

international
    CSIO*****  
    World-Cup Final  

 

 

Continental Championships

 

 

6 FEI Level 4 (Official International Course Designer)

FEI "Olympic Level" international
World Championships
Olympic Games
(as CD or TD)  


Main Objectives

  • Further improvement, development and promotion of high-levelled Course and Concours Design, for the benefit of National and International Tournaments, Olympic Jumping Sport and the FEI on the base of Ethics, Welfare of the Horse and Fairplay.

  • To raise the level of Course Design and Concours Design step by step and to improve education and development of Course Designers and Concours Designers considerably in order to achieve mid-/long term an academic level.
  • Specially to Contribute to NF of countries in development (f.e. courses "Basics of Course Design" or "Concours Design")
  • At the end to be:

A SCHOOL OF MASTERS

 

and

A SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

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