All Areas are encouraged to host a town hall meeting once again! Come share your opinions and suggestions on the issues facing our sport. Town hall meetings are be free and open to all with a stake in U.S. Eventing.
This post will be updated to reflect the exact time when it is announced. Light snacks and water will be provided.
The town halls will be structured in such a way that all those present will be given the opportunity to speak in an open and respectful forum. All input will be compiled by the USEA for future consideration and/or implementation.
Topics discussed during the town hall will most likely include:
In 2016, following the Sports Summit hosted the year prior, each USEA Area hosted Town Hall style meeting to allow members to discuss the issues they feel are most important. Last year’s meetings lead to a flourish of discussion and idea sharing. Because of this, the USEA is encouraging Areas to continue to host Town Hall meetings in 2017.
Information gathered from these discussions was gathered and presented at the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. This resulted in a project tracker, where every single recommendation put forward in 2016 has been logged in addition to the responsible parties, categories and progress reports. You can view the entire document here.
Upcoming Town Hall Meetings (This post will be updated as other Area's solidify the scheduling for Town Hall Meetings)
Area I – Town Hill H.T. - August 25-27, 2017
Area II – Virginia Horse Trials – May 2017
Area III – TBA
Area IV – Fox River Valley Pony Club - June 23-25, 2017
Area V – Texas Rose Horse Park HT – March 31, 2017
Area VI – Twin Rivers Horse Trials - April 15, 2017
Area VII – TBA
Area VIII – IEA H.T. - June 1-4, 2017
Area IX – TBA
Area X – Coconino II - July 13-15, 2017
USEF Director of Licensed Officials Alina Brazzil led a panel including Cindy Deporter, Sally Ike, John Michael Durr, Wayne Quarles, Loris Henry, Tim Murray, and Marilyn Payne in a discussion about the eventing officials licensure process.
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