Oct 30, 2018

2018 USEA Convention Track Preview: USEA

By USEA
USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

In just over a month, eventers from all around the country will be gathering at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 6-9, for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention featuring the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame! We’ve previewed two different convention tracks, “Eventers" and "Events", and we’ve got one more left: the “USEA” track. The "USEA" track includes events that will take place at this year's convention that no participant should miss. Take a look at some of the fantastic events and presentations we have lined up for the entire audience at this year’s convention.

USEA Board of Governors Meeting
Thursday, December 6, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The USEA Board of Governors meeting focuses on the reports of the USEA committees and general business of the Association. All USEA members are welcome to sit in and hear what is currently taking place on the USEA agenda.

USEA Board of Governors Reception
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
In the true eventing spirit of good times, good food, and good friends, the Board of Governors will welcome everyone to the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention with a reception. The reception is open to all Convention attendees and will kick off the festivities in style on Thursday evening. Everyone is invited to enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres and drinks while meeting members of the USEA Board of Governors and catching up with friends.

USEA Year End Awards Lunch
Friday, December 7, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Master of Ceremonies: Jim Wofford

Friday’s Year-End Awards Lunch will once again feature eventing legend Jim Wofford as the Master of Ceremonies. Come and accept your award or cheer on your friends, fellow riders, volunteers, and other members of the sport who have achieved recognition for their achievements and success this year.

USEA Annual Meeting of Members with Keynote Speaker Erik Duvander
Saturday, December 8, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The USEA Annual Meeting of Members is an important part of the weekend as we bid a fond farewell to the Board of Governors members who have completed their terms, welcome our new Board of Governors members with smiles, and discuss important Association business. This year Erik Duvander, U.S. Eventing High Performance Director, will give the keynote address.

USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala
Saturday, December 8, Cocktails 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Dinner 6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame honors the accomplishments, contributions, and dedication of members of the eventing community who have truly made a difference to the sport. Induction into the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame is U.S. eventing's highest honor. This year the USEA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hall of Fame and inducting six new members. Join us for the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala to celebrate this momentous occasion.

USEA Board of Governors Meeting
Sunday, December 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The USEA Board of Governors meeting focuses on the reports of the USEA committees and general business of the Association. All USEA members are welcome to sit in and hear what is currently taking place on the USEA agenda.

Registration will be open daily on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each moring, a Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The trade fair will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The full Convention schedule including sessions for all tracks can be viewed on the USEA Convention App. Click here to download the app for iOS and click here to download for Android. Once you’ve downloaded the Meeting Applications for Events app, search for “USEA Convention” or scan the QR code.

Registration for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open and members may register through their Online Services account.

To reserve your room at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, call (888) 627-7033 or book here to receive the special USEA rate. Rooms are filling fast, so make sure to book today!

About the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention
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 enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA organizes multiple seminars in addition to committee meetings, open forums, and tons of fun! The 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6-9, 2018. Visit the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention page to stay up to date on news, announcements, and details.

The USEA would like to thank Adequan, Devoucoux, Nutrena, Charles Owen, Standlee Hay, Merck Animal Health, SmartPak, Mountain Horse, Parker Equine Insurance, Rebecca Farm, Auburn Laboratories, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, Bit of Britain, World Equestrian Brands, Gallops Saddlery, Revitavet, CWD, and H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding Company for sponsoring the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

Feb 26, 2021 Rules

Update on Appendix 3 Rule Change Proposal

Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).

Feb 26, 2021 Future Event Horse

Details Announced for the 2021 USEA FEH Championships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.

Feb 25, 2021 Association News

USEA Area II Online Auction Open for Bidding!

USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.

Feb 25, 2021 Leaderboard

A Rescue and a Champion: Señor Santana, 2020 SmartPak USEA Pony of the Year

The first USEA Pony of the Year award was presented in 2007 to the legendary Theodore O’Connor (Witty Boy x Chelsea’s Melody), a Thoroughbred/Anglo-Arab gelding ridden by Karen O’Connor and owned by the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate. Now, a trophy bearing his name is presented each year to the Pony of the Year.

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Official Forage of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

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Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

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