The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention featuring the 7th USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame kicks off tomorrow at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Eventers from all over the country are converging on “The Big Easy” to spend four days attending meetings, seminars, and presentations on a wide range of topics as well as celebrating the accomplishments of their fellow eventers at the Year End Awards Ceremony and Hall of Fame Gala.
The program for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is jam-packed with useful information to help you make the most of your Convention experience. Want to learn more about the different speakers? Check out the speaker bios. Not sure which sessions you want to attend? Read the descriptions of the different sessions. Interested in learning more about the special awards being presented at the Year End Awards Ceremony? Take a look at the descriptions of the special awards and grants that will be awarded this weekend. All of that and more is at your fingertips, just a click away!
Click on the program cover below to access the digital program for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
Remember, you can also access information about the speakers and sessions through the Convention App, which will also allow you to select your favorite sessions and have notifications pushed directly to your phone. Click to download the Meeting Application for Events app for Apple iOS or Google Android, search for USEA in the app, and click on 2018 Convention.
If you can’t make it to Convention this year but still want to tune in, be sure to watch the convention live stream! Click here to access the live stream and check out the streaming schedule.
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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 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6-9, 2018. Visit the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention page to stay up to date on news, announcements, and details.
The USEA would like to thank Adequan, Devoucoux, Nutrena, Charles Owen, Standlee Hay, Merck Animal Health, SmartPak, Mountain Horse, Parker Equine Insurance, Rebecca Farm, Auburn Laboratories, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, Nunn Finer, World Equestrian Brands, Gallops Saddlery, Revitavet, CWD, H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding Company, Trio Safety CPR + AED Solutions, Equestrian Athlete Camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and Hylofit for sponsoring the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
For the sixth year the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, N.C. welcomes back the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials. The event will see hundreds of competitors tackling their first FEI event of the season in Area II. Learn more about the history behind the event in its Events A-Z article.
Dr. David Vos and the USEA’s Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee have developed a low cost, easily constructed testing system in order to test obstacles with frangible fence equipment to ensure that the fence will collapse when impacted under appropriate conditions.
For Ashley DeWitt, T Hop aka Oscar holds a very special place in her heart. DeWitt was a student of Philippa Humphreys and she acquired Oscar through Humphreys, who sadly passed away a year later.
The first record of a steeplechase race was in Ireland in 1752. The race, which was between Cornelius O’Callaghan and Edmund Blake, started at St. John’s Church and ended at St. Mary’s Church (around 4.5 miles total) in County Cork, Ireland. After that race, steeplechase was born.