The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention may have come and gone, but thanks to our friends at Ride On Video you will have the chance to relive plenty of the action as we will be publishing the livestream videos from many of the different sessions! First up, we've got Boyd Martin's Keynote Address from the 2017 Annual Meeting of Members, in which he speaks about his life with horses and the defining moments of his life and career.
Stay tuned to the USEA website for more session videos from Convention, coming soon!
About the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention
USEA CEO Rob Burk joins us on the program this week to share highlights from the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, which took place in Long Beach, California, December 6-10. This year's Convention was jam-packed with content that was split into three tracks: Events, Eventers, and Equine, each of which offered educational sessions and open forums for attendees to participate in. Over 360 members attended this year's Convention, and nearly all of those attendees came to both the Annual Meeting of Members and the Year End Awards Ceremony. There were presentations by Diarm Byrne of EquiRatings, USEF High Performance Director Erik Duvander, and Tryon International Equestrian Center among many others. Listen in to learn more!
The Essex Horse Trials at Moorland Farm in Far Hills, New Jersey (Area II) hosts one USEA recognized event each year on the last weekend in June and offers Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels. Moorland Farm is also home to the Far Hills Race Meeting and Grand National in October.
After running for three decades from 1968 to 1998, the Essex Horse Trials had become a must-attend fixture on the national and international eventing calendar – drawing the sport’s top riders, plenty of fans, and the embrace of a community much-attuned to equestrian pursuits and the social scene surrounding, in particular, Essex.
In partnership with Eventing Training Online, the Official Online Educational Partner of the USEA, the United States Eventing Association is providing exclusive educational video content featuring coaching and tips from top instructors from around the world. USEA members benefit from discounted subscriptions to Eventing Training Online, where they will have access to a complete video library of educational content suitable for beginner riders to professional trainers. Simply enter the code USEAMEMBER at checkout to receive 50% off your Eventing Training Online membership!
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship will be held at Virginia Horse Trials (VHT) in Lexington, Va. during the Virginia CCI/CIC and Horse Trials May 24-27, 2018.
VHT hosted the inaugural Intercollegiate Championship in 2016 as well as the second edition this year. The Championship will return to VHT for one more year before moving on to a new venue.
NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement for exclusive multiplatform United States media rights to the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on September 11-23. The agreement includes an unprecedented amount of national equestrian sport coverage. The FEI World Equestrian Games™ return to the United States for the second time in eight years and will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.
In this series, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is partnering with Athletux to critique your off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) eventing prospects. Professional riders and trainers will share their insights into each OTTB's pedigree, racing history, and conformation. Would you like to have your off-the-track Thoroughbred featured in the next edition of OTTB Critique presented by Athletux? We are looking for our next horse! Email your tips to [email protected].
The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee has approved the following 15 athletes from a pool of applicants for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program for 2018. This follows the list of athletes named to the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 program list. Talent Advisors evaluated several factors to determine the Emerging Athlete Eventing 25 program participants including current form, competition results, and potential to make a valuable contribution in team competition. They also had the option to talent spot athletes onto the list that met the evaluation criteria, but did not meet the CCI2* minimum eligibility requirement and invite auditing participants.
The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention was so jam-packed with interesting seminars and need-to-know open forums that we wanted to stretch it out for one more day! Read on for our highlights from the third day from Long Beach, California. Couldn't make it to Convention this year? Don't worry! We'll be highlighting additional seminars over the coming months thanks to Ride On Video, who provided the livestream and will be archiving all content from this year's Convention for the future enjoyment of our members.
Preparations for the 2018 World Equestrian Games are Well Underway at Tryon International Equestrian Center
Carol Kozlowski called to order the final Board of Governors meeting of the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on Sunday morning in Long Beach, California. “[Convention] seems to have evolved into a very positive experience this weekend. To be able to gather and to keep the momentum going forward in a cohesive fashion, we’re lucky have such good people in the places that we have them in this sport, and I appreciate everyone here and what you all do to make decisions [for our sport].”
Robin Walker Reports on the ICP Young Horse and Future Event Horse Programs
Every year at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention we recognize the hard work and achievements of our members at the Year End Awards Ceremony. MC’ed by the legendary Jimmy Wofford, the awards ceremony is one of the most anticipated events of Convention and gives eventers the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their family, friends, and the whole eventing community.
The Annual Meeting of Members is the backbone of the USEA Convention and for the Association the most important part as it gives members a look inside the USEA. This year’s Annual Meeting was called to order by USEA President, Carol Kozlowski who introduced Tink Eichell, secretary of the USEA. Eichell then established a quorum was present and there was a vote to approve the minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Members.