If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention commences on Wednesday, December 7 with a full day Show Jumping Building Seminar hosted by Marc Donovan and Chris Barnard and closes on Sunday, December 11 with the USEA Board of Governors’ Meeting. Several highlights of the weekend include the USEA Year End Awards Luncheon on Friday, the 8th edition of the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday evening, and the USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Presentation on Saturday afternoon, led by Sue Dyson. To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.
The Show Jumping Building Seminar, hosted by Marc Donovan and Chris Barnard, will kick off the week of excitement in Savannah on Wednesday, December 7. Registration for the seminar will be $75 and can be purchased with your convention registration. The day will begin with a classroom session at the Hyatt Regency Savannah hotel in the morning, and then proceed to the hands-on building seminar at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Equestrian Center in the afternoon. Transportation to the SCAD Equestrian Center will be provided for seminar attendees. The USEA strongly encourages advanced registration so that appropriate transportation can be secured.
Another exciting session members will not want to miss is the FEI World Championship Riders Recap hosted on Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. directly following the annual meeting of members luncheon. Team USA athletes Ariel Grald, Will Coleman, Boyd Martin, Lauren Nicholson and Tamie Smith, along with Chef d'Equipe Bobby Costello, will recap their incredible silver medal-winning performance at the 2022 FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy in September. The grooms of the silver-medal winning World Championship horses will also get their moment in the spotlight at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday when they take the stage with Lou Leslie and Amy Winnen to discuss the secret to traveling with elite event horses!
View the list of educational seminars hosted at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention below and start planning for which you would like to attend! For the full schedule of events, click here.
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.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Modified Rider division beginning at the 2023 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. The USEA AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky August 29–September 3, 2023.
Are you interested in competing in the sport of eventing but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Do you have a horse that is looking for a new career? Consider participating in a USEA New Event Horse (NEH) competition in 2023! The USEA NEH Program was created to be an introduction to the sport of eventing for both horse and rider, and the 2023 NEH Calendar is now available here.
Will Coleman had a huge 2022 with his string of horses, including a team silver medal at the FEI World Eventing Championship in Italy on Off The Record and top four-star placings with Chin Tonic HS, but it was Dondante whose consistency paid off to earn the Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year title.
Julie Murray has loved horses since she could breathe, so when her daughters showed an interest in Pony Club and then eventing, she was thrilled to go along for the ride.
Murray started volunteering at the Fallbrook Pony Club near her home in Fallbrook, California, serving as an intermediate district commissioner.