Convention

2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

Albuquerque, New Mexico | December 10-13, 2020

Celebrate with us in the "Red or Green" state, where the flavor is hot and spicy!

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and soak up the experience of being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun.

Fun Facts about Albuquerque

  • Red or Green Chili is a local favorite.
  • Albuquerque is the birthplace of Microsoft.
  • Albuquerque is the hot air ballooning capital of the world.
  • Albuquerque is known for its cultural diversity.
  • Albuquerque is over 5,000 feet above sea level.
  • Albuquerque enjoys 310 days of sunshine every year. (Let’s hope the USEA does not jinx this record!)
  • The average temperature is sunny, low humidity, and warm with an average low of 48 degrees!
  • Albuquerque was listed on the top 10 most affordable vacation destinations and the best small city to visit.
  • Albuquerque is recognized as one of the greenest and most open space cities in the country.

Hotel

The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel

330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 842 1234
https://www.HyattRegencyAlbuquerque.com

The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel rated by guests as a 4.5-star hotel. Shopping at Skip Maisel’s Indian Jewelry & Crafts, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Sunwest Silver Jewelry and attractions such as Albuquerque Biological Park and Petroglyph National Monument are all within a two-mile radius. Discover local dining at Hacienda del Rio Restaurant & Bar, Range Café Menaul, Piatanzi and Sadies of New Mexico. If golf is your thing then get ready to tee-off at any of the Champion Golf Course, Santa Ana Golf Club, Desert Greens Gold Course, and many more.

Reservations

Reservations can be made starting in January 2020 at the Booking Website: Coming soon!

Traveling to Albuquerque

The Hyatt Regency Hotel is located just off 4th Street SW off Interstate 25, only a short 12-minute drive from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport.

By Air

The hotel is easily accessible to more than nine commercial airlines flying into Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel is a short 12-minute drive by car from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (airport code ABQ).

By Car

From Albuquerque International Sunport Airport

Take Sunport Boulevard, I-25 North, and Lead Ave SE to 4th Street SW. Follow 4th Street SW to Tijeras Ave NW. The hotel is on your right.

Rental Cars

Car rental customer service counters and ready/return lots are located at:

Sunport Car Rental Center
3400 University SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 315-7770

Car rental shuttles provide free transportation between the terminal building and the Sunport Car Rental Center. Shuttles run every 5 minutes from the commercial lane located outside the first level of the airport terminal building. Shuttle buses are handicap-accessible.

  • Advantage | (800) 777-5500
  • Alamo | (800) GO-ALAMO (462-5266)
  • Avis | (800) 331-1212 | Hearing Impaired/TDD: (800) 331-2323 | Espanol: (800) 874-3556
  • Budget | (800) 527-0700 | Hearing Impaired/TDD: (800) 826-5510
  • Dollar | (800) 800-4000
  • Enterprise | (800) 736-8222
  • Hertz | (800) 654-3131 | Hearing Impaired/TDD: (800) 654-2280
  • National | (800) CAR-RENT (227-7368)
  • Payless | (800) PAYLESS
  • Thrifty | (800) 847-4389

By Public Transit

From Albuquerque International Sunport Airport

ABQ Ride | (505) 243-RIDE or (505) 243-7433
Call or visit the website for bus service times and routes.
Use Route 250 (weekdays only) or Route 50 (weekdays and Saturday).

By Train

NM Rail Runner Express | (505) 245-RAIL (7245)
Train service from Santa Fe to Albuquerque and south to Belen. Shuttle service between Albuquerque International Sunport Airport and Rail Runner stations provided by ABQ Ride. (Route 50 or Route 250)

Amtrak | (800) USA-RAIL or (800) 872-7245

By Limousine

American Limousine | (505) 877-7576
Limousines, sedans, SUVs, and vans for any occasion. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Star Limo | (505) 848-9999

Carey Southwest Limousine | (505) 766-5466
Worldwide chauffeured services, 420 cities, 82 countries. Sedans, vans, limousines, and minibusses.

By Shuttle

Sandia Shuttle | (505) 242-0302 or (888) 775-5696 (toll free)
Shuttle between Albuquerque International Sunport Airport and Santa Fe.

RoadRunneR Shuttle & Charter | (505) 424-3367
Daily Door-to-door shared ride shuttle and private ride charters from the Albuquerque International Sunport to Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola, and surrounding areas.

By Taxi

Yellow Cab Company | (505) 247-8888

ABQ Green Cab Company | (505) 243-6800

Hotel Parking

The parking garage has three accessible van spaces and six accessible car spaces. Self-parking is located off Copper Ave between 3rd and 4th Streets. Valet parking is directly located off Tijeras Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Self Parking

Self-parking (with in/out privileges) = $18/Daily

Valet Parking

Valet parking (with in/out privileges; no R.V. or oversize vehicle parking at hotel) = $22/Overnight

Things to Do In Albuquerque

There is an abundance of things to do in Albuquerque. Whether you're taking a scenic hot air balloon flight over the city, playing a round at one of our award-winning golf courses, mountain biking in the Sandia foothills, hiking through history, kayaking the waters of the legendary Rio Grande, or strolling through Old Town, you'll find Albuquerque offers a real breath of fresh air. Don't miss the stunning views of the city below by taking a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway as it climbs to the 10,378-foot peak of the Sandia Mountains—an ideal spot for taking in those famous Albuquerque sunsets!

Prefer not to venture outdoors? There is much to discover indoors in Albuquerque as well. As the largest city in New Mexico, Albuquerque is packed with activities, cultural attractions, and distinctive sightseeing opportunities. Begin your Albuquerque experience with a visit to the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, or one of our many world-class museums. Immerse yourself in art, culture, unique cuisine, and traditional performances. With so much to do, you may need to add a few extra days to your visit! Visit www.visitalbuquerque.org for more information.

Plan Your Trip

Before coming to Albuquerque, visitors should be aware of the city’s high elevation of over 5,000 feet. It may take your body a couple of days to adjust to the high altitude. At this elevation, the air is thinner and you may become tired faster during physical activity.

Albuquerque’s high desert climate also causes people to dehydrate faster. It's important to drink a lot of water to keep your body hydrated; this is the easiest way to avoid altitude sickness. If you plan on visiting any of our excellent restaurants or bars while in town, you should be aware that alcohol may affect your body faster at higher elevations as well.

Sunscreen is vital while vacationing in Albuquerque. Whether it is sunny or cloudy, summer or winter, the UV rays are stronger at higher altitudes. Visitors should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF at all times to avoid sunburn, and wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.

For more travel tips, visit our FAQ page.

Additional Information

Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer Hardwick by email at [email protected] or by phone (703) 779-0440, ext. 3003.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Outerwear of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Riding Helmet of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA