The 2022 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia is a time to celebrate the incredible achievements and memories made by our members throughout the year. During the convention, the USEA will shine a spotlight on the national awards winners, grant recipients and eventing legends during three separate events: the USEA Year End Awards Luncheon, the USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and the 8th edition of the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala. With so many celebrations taking place in one packed weekend, it may be hard to decide which you want to attend. Keep reading for all you need to know to on these three uniquely special events!
Awards celebrations at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will start with the USEA Year End Awards Luncheon on Friday, December 9 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. in Regency Ballroom A-F of the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel. During the luncheon, host Jim Wolf will assist in presenting awards to the majority of the leaderboard champions, grant recipients and appreciation award winners. The Awards Ceremony luncheon is a ticketed event, and all interested parties will need a separate Awards Luncheon Ticket to attend, which costs $80 and can be purchased one on the USEA website. Limited availability tickets may also be purchased on-site at Convention Registration in the Mezzanine. For a full list of awards presented during the Friday Awards luncheon, read below.
Celebrations will continue Saturday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m.. during the USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and Keynote Presentation, where the Governor’s Cups, the Andrew H. Popiel Memorial Trophy and the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented. All convention attendees are encouraged to come to Regency Ballroom A-F for the luncheon, as one complimentary ticket to this event is included with every Full or Saturday only registration tickets. Additional Meeting of Members Luncheon Tickets can be purchased for $60.
Finally, the pinnacle event of the weekend will cap off on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. with the 8th edition of the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala. Join the USEA as we induct another class of eventing legends in the Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Janie Atkinson, Trish Gilbert, Col. Harry Chamberlin, Sally O’Connor and Eagle Lion. A Hall of Fame Dinner Ticket is required to attend this event. A single dinner ticket can be purchased for $115, or a table for 8 people is $920 and a table for 10 people is $1,150. Please purchase dinner tickets in advance here. This event may not have availability to purchase on-site, as seating will be limited.
To learn more about the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention schedule, please click here. Hotel reservation and transportation information, local must-do tourist activities and options for dining in Savannah, GA are available at useventing.com/membership/convention. If you have any other questions or suggestions, please contact Jennifer Hardwick by email at [email protected] or by phone at (703) 779-0440, ext. 3003.
The USEA would like to thank the support of the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Mountain Horse, Nutrena Feeds, Parker Equine Insurance, Standlee Premium Products, SmartPak, Kerrits, Capital Square, Nunn Finer, RevitaVet, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, World Equestrian Brands, Rebecca Farm, Gallops Saddlery and more.
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 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia on December 7-11, 2022. This year will be special as the USEA honors new inductees into the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
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