2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

St. Louis, Missouri | December 7-10, 2023

Welcome to the “Gateway to the West,” Where BBQ is King and Home to the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale!

The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention takes place each December and brings together a large group of dedicated USEA members and supporters to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in additions to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun. This year’s focus is all about you, the competitors and the people who keep us forging ahead through unparallel obstacles. Come out to see the future of the sport of three-day eventing and become a part of the various seminars to educate yourself on all the latest information of the sport!

Questions or suggestions about Convention? Contact Jennifer or call 703-779-0440 ext. 3003.


Marriott St. Louis Grand

800 Washington Avenue,

St. Louis, MO 63101

(314) 621-9600

The Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel is in the heart of St. Louis, within a 5-minute walk of the National Blues Museum and Dome at America’s Center. This 4-star hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Busch Stadium and 0.6 mi (1 km) from City Museum. Stay in one of the 917 guestrooms that feature flat-screen televisions, beds with down comforters and premium bedding, wireless internet access and satellite programming. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations offer complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Take advantage of recreation opportunities, such as a 24-hour fitness center and other amenities like concierge services. This hotel also features gift shops, newsstands, wedding services and a ballroom. Grab a bite to eat at Zenia Bar & Grill, a restaurant with a bar and lounge.

Trip advisor has rated this hotel a 4-star property (very good).


Reservations can be made at the following Booking Website: The room block has been extended through Friday, December 1, so don't wait to make your reservations.

If you require assistance making your reservation, you can contact the Marriott St. Lous Grand at 855-680-3239 or make your reservations online through Bonvoy with your USEA Reservation code.

Fun Facts about St. Louis

The Show me State! The birthplace of 7-Up, First in the World Fair, the tallest man-made monument - The Gateway Arch, the site of the Exorcist movie, home to the largest collections of mosaics in the world, and home to Anheuser Busch and the Budweiser Clydesdales at historic Grands Farm.

Covid is here to stay, so be safe and follow the CDC guidelines for the visiting city:

The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. In light of COVID-19 and its variants for precautionary measures, some services and facilities will be impacted. For inquiries, please contact the hotel directly.

Government mandate - This location may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place including national, local and health advisories and requirements. Learn more.

Getting to St. Louis, MO

The nearest airports to St. Louis, Missouri are Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), the most historic airport in the US, and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV).

BY AIR: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is situated 13 miles from Downtown St. Louis. STL served nearly 15.9 million passengers in 2019. The airport has more than 250 daily departures to 70+ domestic and international destinations. Southwest Airlines is the most prominent carrier at STL, but American, United, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, Frontier, Spirit and Lufthansa also serve customers from this airport. If you are in need of transportation from the airport to the hotel, you can utilize popular transportation options such as Uber or this car service.

BY TRAIN: If you’d rather travel to St. Louis on the ground, Amtrak is the ideal solution. Trains run daily from stations located in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood and at the Gateway Transportation Center located on South 15th Street. Along with Amtrak the Gateway Transportation Center serves Greyhound and Burlington Trailways interstate buses and is conveniently located one block from a MetroLink Light Rail Station and Historic St. Louis Union Station.

BY CAR: If you’re driving to St. Louis with your own wheels – Check for the best driving directions here.

From St. Louis International Airport (14.2 miles or 18 min.): From the Airport Take I-70 East follow I-70 to St. Louis. Take exit 292B from I-44. Follow N. Broadway and Washington Ave to your destination Marriot St. Louis Grand Hotel.

From MidAmerican St. Louis Airport (BLV): (24.2 miles or 27 min.) Take I-64 West N 3rd Street in East St. Louis. Take Exit 2A from I-64 W. Take Riverpark Dr, Eads Bridger and Washington Ave to your destination in St. Louis.


Downtown St. Louis Preferred Parking: Visitors who choose to drive their own vehicles will find no shortage of parking in downtown St. Louis. 2,700 smart metered curbside parking spaces are available on the streets. Find convenient preferred parking with, a mobile website that lists parking options around Downtown St. Louis, or by looking for signage with a white “P” in a blue circle. Preferred Parking providers have uniform credit card payment options, security, accessible spots, identifiable signage and wayfinding to make parking safe, affordable, and convenient. Look for signage with a white “P” in a blue circle or go to the mobile website to find Preferred Parking garages and lots.


For the convenience of our guests, the Marriot St. Louis Grand is offering a 10% discount to the USEA guests. Parking is available in hourly and daily rates:

  • Daily - $30.00.
  • On-site Parking- $2.00 hourly
  • Valet: Dailey $48.00. (No discount of Valet)
    • Self or Valet does not accommodate oversize vehicles.

RENTAL CARS: (Remember – discounts available in your USEA Member Rewards Program for your car rental needs)

  • Alamo Car Rental-800-462-5266
  • Avis Car Rental-800-831-2847
  • Budget Car Rental-800-527-0700
  • Enterprise Car Rental- 800-325-8007
  • Hertz Car Rental- 800-654-3131
  • National Car Rental- 800-227-7368

    BY TAXI: (Safety is our Priority)

    There is no shortage of taxi’s in St. Louis. Taxi drivers are uniformed, and their vehicles must meet strict standards enforced by the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, including completing a hospitality training program run by Explore St. Louis.

    BY BUS:

    MetroLink and MetroBus Information
    (314) 982-1495


    Lyft and Uber both operate throughout the St. Louis area and can be a great way for you to get around town. Visit their websites or download their mobile apps to get started.



    The hotel is perfectly positioned downtown within a mile of the St. Louis Zoo, City Museum, Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village and the Gateway Arch. Originally the Statler Hotel, an icon of the St. Louis skyline since the 1900s, the Marriott St. Louis Grand is a National Historic Landmark.


    There are several fun things to do near the Marriott St. Louis Grand hotel. A few of our favorites include:


    Parking can be a challenge in any large city. Check out the Global Reservation Numbers for “Cars Stay Free” promotional package.



    Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, June 21st for "‘Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du Soleil!"

    The Fabulous Fox theatre is only 10 mins from the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, and the show runs from November 29 to December 10, 2023. Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets. See you there!


    Sports fans rejoice; the USEA has a special deal for you! Join us in St. Louis before the excitement of the Annual Meeting & Convention kicks off to take in a hockey game at the Enterprise Center. The St. Louis Blues will play the Vegas Golden Knights at 8:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, December 6, and USEA Members can take advantage of the special ticket prices listed below:

    • 300-Level Seats: $42
    • 100-Level Seats: $89
    • All-Inclusive Club Seats: $159

    Click here to purchase your tickets today and get ready to cheer on the Blues!


    • St. Louis is overflowing with breweries, from world-famous Anheuser-Busch to small craft producers.
    • As the city’s first craft brewery since prohibition, Schlafly is a St. Louis stalwart, offering great beer and great food at four area locations. With two locations in St. Louis – Midtown and The Grove – plus one in Germany, Urban Chestnut pours beers made with old-world techniques in a modern style.
    • At 4 Hands Brewing Co., which is within walking distance to Busch Stadium, choose from a core lineup of lagers, ryes and ales, or pick a seasonal pour. Looking for a hidden gem?
    • Try Narrow Gauge, which is tucked into an Italian restaurant in Florissant and sought after for its creative small batch brews.




    St. Louis has a plethora of unique places to shop. Find vintage-inspired clothing, trendy and unique furniture, locally made crafts and accessories at specialty boutiques. Couture and designer brand-name fashions are available at dozens of high-end shops throughout the city. Hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures at many area antique shops and independent bookstores or get it all under one roof at one of the many local malls and shopping centers. Interested in learning more? Click here.

    Additional Information

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

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