During the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, Volunteer Committee Chair Bonnie Kibbie presented to the group assembled at the Volunteer Open Forum. She began by providing a report on the health of the Volunteer Incentive Program, including several statistics about usage by both events and volunteers.
Since the formation of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) in 1959, U.S. eventing has earned over 67 medals at international championships. The victories from the Pan American Games, World Equestrian Games, and the Olympic Games have brought joy, inspiration, and a unified passion for the sport.
A panel of officials, including Cindy Deporter, Tim Murray, Wayne Quarles, John Michael Durr, and Marilyn Payne led a presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention about how to be a preceptor. Preceptors provide a vital part of the education process for those pursuing their eventing officials license.
Gretchen Butts led the Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day Open Forum at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention where a number of topics were discussed.
The Safety Committee consists of three subcommittees: Rider Safety, Equine Safety, and Welfare, and Cross-Country Safety. They came together at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention to discuss what the subcommittees have been working on in the Safety Committee Open Forum.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) turns 60 years old this year, and the birthday celebration will begin on December 11-15 in Boston, Massachusetts. This monumental celebration will take place in the heart of downtown Boston at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Roy Burek of Charles Owen passed away on April 27, 2019 following a heart attack in his sleep. Through his work at Charles Owen, Burek made an immeasurable contribution to head injury research and helmet safety technology. He gave a presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on the different safety technology currently used in helmets as well as advancements in technology that are taking place.
To kick off the Organizers Open Forum at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, Robert Winter provided a report to the organizers in attendance on Xentry and invited organizers to provide feedback on some of the changes that have been implemented.
Cindy Deporter led a session at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention focused on providing problem-solving tools for officials. A varied panel of speakers helped to answer questions about specific scenarios and engaged in short role-playing sessions to demonstrate potential scenarios and how best to respond.