Dec 01, 2020

Announcing the Schedule for the 2020 USEA Virtual Convention

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

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.

2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Schedule

*All meetings will be held through Zoom unless otherwise noted. This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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.

Access the Rules Open Forum Zoom Webinar

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    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.

    Access the USEF High Performance Zoom Webinar

      Thursday, December 10, 2020

      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.

      Access Coach Daniel Stewart's Zoom Webinar

        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.

        Access Coach Tony Sandoval's Zoom Webinar

          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.

          Access the Eventing Licensed Officials Committee Zoom Webinar

            Friday, December 11, 2020

            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.

            Access the Equiratings Zoom Webinar

              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.

              Access the Volunteer Committee Zoom Webinar

                Saturday, December 12, 2020

                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.

                  May 19, 2022 Competitions

                  Weekend Quick Links: May 21-22

                  Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.

                  May 19, 2022 Sponsor

                  FITS Returns to Sponsor Intercollegiate, AEC, ATC, and Classic Series for 2022

                  The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2022. They are returning as a ‘Bronze Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series’, and a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.’ As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.

                  May 19, 2022 Future Event Horse

                  Area IV to Host Their First YEH/FEH/NEH Qualifier at Woodloch Stable in Hugo, MN

                  The USEA offers many programs to help the development of upcoming event horses such as the Future Event Horse (FEH) program which focuses on yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds, the Young Event Horse (YEH) program which serves as an eventing talent search for 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds under saddle, and the New Event Horse program which is an adaption of the YEH program that was designed to serve as an introduction of the sport of eventing for horse and rider that provides a stepping stone to recognized eventing. For the first time ever, USEA Area IV will be hosting a competition that features all three of these programs at Woodloch Stable in Hugo, Minnesota on July 9, 2022.

                  May 18, 2022 Intercollegiate

                  Meet the Teams of the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

                  It’s time to meet the teams of the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships! A total of 92 competitors, 12 schools, and 23 teams will be competing at the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships on May 21-22 at Chattahoochee Hills H.T. in Fairburn, Georgia.

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