St. Louis is calling! Registration for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention opens on Oct. 1, and USEA Members won’t want to miss this jam-packed week of social gatherings and educational activities. This year’s convention will be held on Dec. 7-10, 2023 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is ready to set our sights on the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri! On December 6-10, USEA members will come together at the “Gateway to the West” at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by fellow eventing enthusiasts.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors (BOG) gathered together in person Aug. 8-9, 2023 for the first in-person meeting of the 2023 season. There were many topics of discussion with the future of eventing in mind over the course of the day-and-a-half gathering.
The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) will be traveling to Area IV this Dec. 6-10 for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri! Join us at the “Gateway to the West” to form bonds with fellow USEA members, participate in the governance of our sport and explore a city that is well-known for barbeque and blues.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to announce that world-renowned scientist and animal welfare activist, Dr. Temple Grandin, will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, this Dec. 6-10. Dr. Grandin has shaped her career around the research and understanding of animal behavior and stress through the lens of her own experiences navigating life with autism.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors met virtually on the evening of Feb. 23 for the first Board meeting of the year. The focus of the agenda was centralized around one theme: rule change proposals. Following the overview of the December meeting minutes, USEA President Lou Leslie presented a slideshow in memory of James Wofford featuring photos from Wofford’s storied career and quotes from former and current USEA Presidents regarding his impact on the sport of eventing.
An interesting addition to the Adult Rider Open Forum that took place during the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was the Grooms panel featuring some of the grooms from the 2022 Eventing World Championships. Former USEA President and professional groom Max Corcoran sat down alongside Stephanie Simpson, groom for Boyd Martin, and Hailey Burlock, groom for Will Coleman, to chat about all things related to grooming.
One of the biggest highlights, undoubtedly, from the 2022 eventing season was Team USA’s performance at the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni. The USEA was lucky enough to have all of the team riders for the U.S. in attendance for this year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, and alongside Chef d’Equipe Bobby Costello and former USEA President and USEF Eventing Elite Program and Team Facilitator Max Corcoran, the team members came together for a review of the 2022 World Championships during this year’s annual gathering. Curious as to what each team member had to say relating to this year’s showdown? We’ve compiled a favorite quote from each member of the panel for your review here.
The meeting room was full of eventing enthusiasts for the Rule Change Open Forum that took place on Saturday, December 10 during the 2022 Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia. Moderator Malcolm Hook outlined the 12 eventing-specific proposed rule changes and clarifications and 15 general rule changes which would impact eventing competitors which have not yet been approved by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). Throughout the session, Hook welcomed questions and feedback from forum attendees and encouraged USEA members to continue to send in their feedback via the rules feedback portal which will go live on Wednesday, December 14th on the USEA website.
Each year, the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention comes to a close with a final meeting of the USEA Board of Governors (BOG). USEA President Lou Leslie kickstarted the meeting by officially calling to order her first USEA BOG meeting as USEA President.
This year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was a special week in Savannah, Georgia. It included several days of celebration and education, including the year-end annual awards ceremony, as well as the USEA’s Hall of Fame Gala. This week and weekend would not have been possible without the support of the many loyal partners of the USEA and the Convention.