• Canadian Eventing Champion:

    Learn with an international winning coach

  • Course Design:

    CEI** designer and jump builder

  • Arena Design:

    Dressage and Jumper Arena Design and Implementation



Buckman Eventing is headed by Steve Buckman, an Eventing Course Designer & builder as well as an Equine Canada L-3 Technical Delegate. He has been working since 1993 based in Canada as well as in New Zealand, the USA, and Mexico. His philosophy is based on designing a flow that matches the terrain to create the best course for the horses and riders at each level. What really makes Steve stand out is that he not only designs the course, but both oversees and builds the course and jumps to the highest standards with his background as a builder and craftsman. He also designs the jump stadiums and dressage arenas.


Eventing Course Designer Designations:

  • Federation Equestre International 1* & 2* Course Designer
  • United States Equestrian Federation “R” Combined Training Course Designer
  • Equine Canada Course Designer Eventing – Senior
  • Equine Canada Level-3 Technical Delegate – Senior
  • Horse Council British Columbia Course Designer



  • June 2018: FEI Level-2 course Eventing Officials in Bromont, Quebec: positive assessment
  • April 2015: FEI 1* 2* Course Designers Workshop in Ireland: positive assessment
        (with James Willis and John Nicholson)
  • May 2014: FEI level-2 Course for Eventing Officials in Fairburn, Georgia: positive assessment
  • April 2011: FEI CD/TD seminar,  Santa Lucia, Mexico: positive assessment
  • August 2010: Equine Canada Level-1-2-3 TD Seminar, Langley, BC
  • April 2008: FEI CD/TD seminar, CCI**** Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event: positive assessment
  • October 2007: Equine Canada Level-1-2-3 TD/CD seminar, Maple Ridge, BC
  • April 2004: FEI CD/TD seminar, CCI**** Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event: positive assessment
  • April 2003: Frangible Pin seminar held for Course Designers at the Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event
        (with British Horse Society representative Tim Haddaway)

    Through the USEA Course Advisor Program Steve has had the opportunity to work with high level Advisors and FEI Course Designers, including Captain Mark Phillips, Derek de Grazia, Patricia Gilbert and Tremaine Cooper.

    In addition Steve was an active rider up through the CCI*** level. In 1986 he won the Canadian Preliminary 3-Day Event Championships. Steve also coaches at the international level and has Equine Canada NCCP Level-2 Coaching certification.