The 2020 USEA Virtual Annual Meeting & Convention is next week and the schedule is now available! The centerpiece of this week will be the USEA Annual Meeting & Keynote Address, taking place on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time via a Zoom Webinar. In addition to this year’s Annual Meeting, the USEA will also offer educational content and interactive webinars on the USEA website from Tuesday, December 8 through Friday, December 11.
*All meetings will be held through Zoom unless otherwise noted. This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.
Rules Open Forum | 12:00 p.m. EST
The Rules Open Forum will discuss changes to the USEF Rules for Eventing for the upcoming competition season. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear which changes are coming and why they are in place. This session will be led by Malcolm Hook, a member of the USEA Competitions, Calendar, and Rules Committee.
USEF High Performance | 3:00 p.m. EST
USEF Managing Director of Eventing Jenni Autry and USEF Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander will discuss this past year and their future goals as they look forward to the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Equestrian Sport Psychology with Coach Daniel Stewart | 10:00 a.m. EST
Based on Coach Daniel Stewart’s book, Pressure Proof Your Riding, this wonderfully upbeat, motivating, and humorous seminar teaches a series of surprising tools that improve focus, confidence, optimism, and willpower by teaching riders how to control fears, pressure, nerves, show jitters, negative memories, doubt, and more.
5 Strategies to Implement During Your Off-Season Training with Coach Tony Sandoval | 12:00 p.m. EST
This presentation from Coach Tony Sandoval aims to help educate riders on a more holistic approach to improving their performance so they can ride at a high level.
Eventing Licensed Officials Committee Open Forum | 2:00 p.m. EST
The USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee (ELOC) invites you to attend their year-end committee open forum. This meeting will be led by ELOC Chair Cindy DePorter and Assistant Chair Tim Murray.
Engineering Success - From Personal Milestones to Team Gold Medals with EquiRatings | 12:00 p.m. EST
Diarm Byrne and Sam Watson of EquiRatings will be discussing setting goals and targets and ways to measure progress to meet them. Examples will include riders at any level and also show how the same targets are used to guide Olympic success. The process is the same at any level - set a goal and then measure progress to that goal.
Volunteer Committee Meeting | 4:30 p.m. EST
The USEA Volunteer Committee invites you to attend their year-end committee meeting. This meeting will be led by Volunteer Committee Chair Bonnie Kibbie. The mission of this committee is to promote and support Eventing volunteers, to develop and maintain a national volunteer database, and to provide comprehensive educational resources and networking opportunities for volunteers, organizers, and area chairs.
USEA Annual Meeting of Members & Keynote Address | 2:00 p.m. EST
Every year, the USEA hosts its Annual Meeting to celebrate the sport and bring together its members. This Annual Meeting will review the past year in eventing and future goals for 2021. In addition, the keynote presentation will have an exciting lineup featuring powerful female event riders.
You must be a current 2021 USEA Member to access the Annual Meeting. Members who have renewed for 2021 will receive an email invitation to the Annual Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, December 10. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2021 and would like to participate in the Annual Meeting, please join or renew your membership by Wednesday, December 9.
The full schedule for the 2020 USEA Virtual Annual Meeting & Convention, including both open session and closed meetings, can be viewed here.
The USEA will also offer multiple on-demand educational videos on the USEA website during the week of December 8-12. These videos will include topics covering cross-country riding, horse health, young horse training, and more.
The USEA would like to thank the USEA Corporate Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors for making this year's virtual meeting possible: Nutrena Feeds, Standlee Hay, SmartPak Equine, Mountain Horse, Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, Adequan, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
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! Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Rebecca Farm. Rebecca Farm will return as a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and will be the exclusive sponsor for the Annual Meeting continental breakfast. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9-12, 2021.
With the new competition season kicking off officially on December 1, it’s time to brush up on the USEF Rules For Eventing ! There are five new rules and amendments that will take effect at the start of the new season regarding competition approvals, officials, and more. To access the full 2022 USEF Rulebook, click here.
The last of the Area Championships took place this past weekend in Tucson, Arizona at the Southern Arizona Fall Horse Trials & Area X Championships. Riders from Area X came from all over in hopes of snagging the coveted champion title, but four riders rode to the top of their fields. The USEA caught up with each champion to relive their performances in Tucson.
“This week was just as much about Paige as it was Favian and I because, without her, we are nothing,” said Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride of Blue Clover Eventing in a social media post after her five-star completion at the Maryland 5 Star. Described as Favian’s hero, Paige Ansaldi is a five-star groom at Blue Clover Eventing, a full-time student at the University of Maryland, a team member of the University of Maryland eventing team, and an active competitor herself.