Dec 11, 2019

A Closer Look at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Livestream

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff

The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and 60th Anniversary celebration will commence tomorrow morning with the first educational sessions, open forums, and Board of Governors meeting of the weekend at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, kicking off four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings of eventers from across the country. For the third year in a row, the USEA will livestream content from the Annual Meeting & Convention so that members that can't make to Boston it can still take part in all the action!

Two separate feeds from the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention are available. The "Open Stream" feed provides live stream content that is free and available for all to watch, while the "Member Stream" feed is available for viewing free to USEA members who have joined or renewed their membership for the 2020 competition season. You can click here to access both the Open and Member Streams as well as the complete live streaming schedule.

With more than 40 sessions to choose from between the two streams, there truly is something for everyone at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Take a look through the session previews below and start planning your weekend! Remember, you can use the USEA Convention website to check out more session descriptions and speaker bios!

Horsemanship Series I: Helping Improve the Eventing Athlete

Speakers: Mark Revenaugh, DVM & Max Corcoran
When: Thursday, December 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST
Where: Constitution B | Member Stream

This session will focus on the convergence of horsemanship and science to improve equine athletic health.

Horsemanship Series II: Practical Advice to Optimize Horse Training

Speakers: Max Corcoran, Tim Worden, PhD
When: Thursday, December 12 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
Where: Constitution B | Member Stream

The recent boom in affordable technology is providing new opportunities to better understand horses and to optimize their training. Fitness wearables, smartphones, and new research can be combined to answer questions that were previously barriers to ensuring horses were at their best for competition. This talk will provide an overview of key training concepts and provide practical advice for monitoring the equine athlete. Some data from Dr. Tim Worden’s past work analyzing FEI jumping horses will also be discussed.

Horsemanship Series III: Effects of Shoe Modifications on Sport Horses

Speakers: Max Corcoran, Steve Teichman
When: Thursday, December 12 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution B | Member Stream

Steve Teichman discusses techniques for managing poor quality hooves for the event horse.

Board of Governors Meeting

When: Thursday, December 12 | 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution B | Member Stream

All are welcome to sit in and hear what is currently taking place on the USEA agenda. This meeting will focus on the reports of the USEA committees and general business of the Association.

Adequan I.M.: Understanding the Facts!

Speaker: Allyn Mann
When: Friday, December 13 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution A | Open Stream

You may think you know everything about the product but if you stop by I am sure you will benefit from the information being presented by Allyn Mann, who has much to share for those who attend. Adequan. Start with it. Stay with it.

Cultivating the Whole Equestrian

Speakers: Emily Hamel, Tyler Held
When: Friday, December 13 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution A | Open Stream

The focus of this presentation will be mindfulness practice, how it ties into the core principles of mindset, fitness, nutrition, and community, and how these topics foster optimal performance in and out of the saddle. As equestrians, we invest a lot of time and energy making sure that our horses are in their best shape to compete and in doing so we often sweep our own needs to the side. By paying attention to the Whole Equestrian and investing in our own self-care, we believe we can enhance our lives with horses as a source of success and fulfillment regardless of outside circumstances.

Course Designers/Builders Open Forum

Speaker: Morgan Rowsell
When: Friday, December 13 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution B | Member Stream

Bring all of your course designing and building questions to the Course Designers/Builders Open Forum to have them answered by the top professionals currently designing and building courses. This forum will focus on recent developments in frangible technology as well as other key factors relating to the design and building of cross-country courses.

Rider Biomechanics

Speaker: Hannah Diebold
When: Friday, December 13 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution A | Open Stream

This session will cover assessing the suitability of the saddle for you, the rider, assessing the suitability of a saddle for your horse, fine-tuning your saddle, how your saddle can support a balanced and secure position, identifying rider imbalance and when this is a symptom of an underlying saddle issue, and understanding the power of a quarterly saddle check.

Tips for Designing Cross-Country Schooling Courses at Home

Speaker: Morgan Rowsell
When: Friday, December 13 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
Where: Constitution A | Open Stream

Morgan Rowsell leads a session detailing tips for creating a safe cross-country schooling course on your own property. He will discuss details including footing, course maintenance, jump positioning, jump construction, and creating a schooling policy for your venue.

Feeding Strategies and Nutrition for the Sport Horse

Speakers: Jaclyn Gagnon
When: Saturday, December 14 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST
Where: Constitution A | Open Stream

This session will focus on how to build and maintain quality muscle through nutrition, understanding the proper calorie sourcing for fueling different types of work, and tips to manage common situations encountered by performance horses.

Sports Massage for the Performance Horse

Speaker: Jo-Ann Wilson
When: Saturday, December 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST
Where: Constitution B | Member Stream

This presentation will cover understanding the connection between problems in performance and the precise underlying muscle causing the problem, due to resistance from muscle tightness, identifying causes of muscle tightness and prevention, and solving and eliminating the resistance to specific movements in performance.

USEA Annual Meeting of the Members & Keynote Presentation

When: Saturday, December 14 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Where: Grand Ballroom | Member Stream

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 we have something special for you a look at the past, present, and future of the sport with some notable eventing personalities.

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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 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, December 12-15, 2019. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

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