The 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif., December 6-10, is less than two months away, and we could not be more excited about all the different topics and speakers that are lined up to present.
The focus of this year’s convention is on event organizers, but our schedule will offer three different tracks that attendees can choose from: “Events,” Eventers,” and “Equine.” Each track will feature a variety of presentations and forums focused around a common theme to educate and engage members.
With over 250 events to fit into 52 weekends, organizing the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and United States Equestrian (USEF) Recognized Event Calendar is like completing a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Creating a balance of caring for longstanding events and welcoming new ones into the fold is the goal of the USEA and USEF as they create the calendar each year. With only so many competitors in the U.S. – especially at the upper levels – every event is working from the same pool and every competition and/or level added to the calendar has an effect on one that is already established.