This week's USEA Podcast features the recipients of the 2019 Wilton Fair Grant and 2019 National and International Developing Rider Grants as well as the 2018 USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame recipients.
The US Equestrian (USEF) Eventing Sport Committee has approved the following athletes for the Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 and Eventing 25 programs for 2019. The program aims to identity and nurture athletes with the aim of competing at the highest level of the sport as high performance athletes representing the U.S. on an international level.
The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention featuring the 7th USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame has been a fun-filled, productive week, and none of it would have been possible without the support of the many loyal sponsors of the USEA.
The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention came to a close this morning with the second and final Board of Governors meeting/
Amid smiles, laughter, and even some tears, six new members were inducted into the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame. Karen O'Connor, Dr. A. Martin "Marty" Simensen, Out and About, Howard Simpson, Nina and Tim Gardner, and Captain Mark Phillips were honored yesterday evening at the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Gala at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
Dr. Mark Hart, Phillip Dutton, Erik Duvander, Lynn Symansky, Sam Watson, William Coleman, and Will Connell sat on a panel to review the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.
The Annual Meeting & Convention is an opportunity for eventing community members to gather from all across the country to hear reports from the various groups and committees and provide feedback to make changes and improvements for the future. In addition to the meetings that took place yesterday, there were several more open forums that met today to discuss progress over the past year and plans for the coming year.
When the USEA was first established in 1959 the Annual Meeting of Members was the one time of year the Association members came together. Nearly 60 years later the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention has grown into much more than the single meeting, but it is still the backbone of the week.
The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is all about officials, with a number of sessions being offered throughout the weekend that focus on matters pertaining specifically to our licensed officials, without whom events could not take place. Encompassing our eventing judges, technical delegates, and course designers, the eventing officials provide a safe and fair field of play for all.
Erik Duvander revealed the 2019 Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Strategic Plan in the USEF High Performance Athletes Open Forum today. The mission of the plan is “to create an environment where U.S. riders learn how to succeed at championships.”
Every year at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting & Convention we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our members at the Year End Awards Ceremony. Led by our Master of Ceremonies the legendary Jim Wofford, the awards ceremony gives eventers the opportunity to celebrate their successes with their family, friends, and the entire eventing community.