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.
It has been 35 years since a female rider last earned the title of USEA Rider of the Year – a fact that was the topic of discussion for the panel of Karen O’Connor, Nina Gardner, Lynn Symansky, Jonathan Holling, and Sam Watson at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention featured a panel including Dr. Mark Hart, Phillip Dutton, Erik Duvander, Lynn Symansky, Sam Watson, William Coleman, and Will Connell reviewing the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) that took place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina.
In their presentation at the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, Equiratings founders Sam Watson and Diarm Byrne review how data can be used to guide decisions in eventing, both when analyzing performance and analyzing risk.
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.
Max Corcoran is a self-professed “geek” when it comes to the science behind conditioning and recovery of athletes. In this seminar, Corcoran spoke about the parallels between the science of human conditioning and recovery and equine conditioning, training, and recovery. As an Olympic groom, her years of the firsthand experience provide her with an interesting viewpoint and a wealth of knowledge.
The highlight of the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Gala where, amid smiles, laughter, and even some tears, Karen O'Connor, Dr. A. Martin "Marty" Simensen, Out and About, Howard Simpson, Tim and Nina Gardner, and Captain Mark Phillips joined the 40 other eventing legends in the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame.