A city where the history is as rich as the food, Boston will see hundreds of three-day eventers on December 12-15 for the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The week will be packed with eventing highlights, educational seminars, year-end awards, announcement of grants and scholarships, and USEA’s 60-year birthday celebration. Coincidentally USEA’s 60-year milestone will take place in the most historic city in America.
With its name etched into American history, Boston was home to historical events like the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston, all of which played a role in the American Revolution. One of Boston’s top tourist attractions is The Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile red line with a unique collection of historical sites that help tell the story of the American Revolution.
Fun is always had when eventing enthusiasts congregate each year for the Annual Meeting, and this year will be no different. The Sheraton Boston Hotel is in the heart of downtown and conveniently attached to Boston’s Prudential Center. Convention attendees can walk through the Skywalk Observatory to find dozens of unique shops and restaurants.
To experience Boston’s nightlife, take a ride to Faneuil Hall, an area in Boston that’s packed with lively bars, some of which were the favorites of America’s founding fathers. Dating back to 1654, The Green Dragon Tavern, claims to be ‘the Headquarters of the American Revolution’ as the tavern was a common meeting place for Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Dr. Joseph Warren, and others. Around the corner from Green Dragon Tavern, is Bell in Hand which was built in 1795 by Jimmy Wilson. Now, Bell in Hand features live music every night of the week and is one of the liveliest nightspots in the Faneuil Hall area.
Fans of the ‘90s television sitcom, ‘Cheers’ can stop by the bar that’s shown in the opening credits of the show. Formerly known as Bull & Finch Pub, it has now been renamed to Cheers Beacon Hill and is also located in the Faneuil Hall area.
Rumored to be Paul Revere’s favorite drinking spot, Warren Tavern was the first building to be erected after the Battle of Bunker Hill and the oldest tavern still in its original building. Another frequent guest of this tavern was General George Washington. Warren Tavern was built in 1780 and is located near the Bunker Hill Monument and Paul Revere Park.
One of the greatest cities for professional sports, the nickname ‘Titletown, USA’ is a nod to the city’s success in sports. Home to the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Bruins - these professional leagues have won 39 championships with seven being in the last ten years: Patriots (2014, 2016, and 2018) Red Sox (2013 and 2018), Celtics (2008), and Bruins (2011).
Relive the Red Sox roots by visiting Fenway Park, another one of Boston’s top attractions. Built in 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest baseball stadium still in use in the United States.
Attendees can experience all that Boston has to offer while in town for the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. Click here to reserve your room at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and receive the special USEA rate.
Registration for the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will open October 1, 2019 and members may register through their Online Services account.
Each year the Convention follows a new theme and this year theme will be centered around horse care. Interested in who the keynote speaker will be? Stay tuned for the big reveal!
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 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, December 12-15, 2019. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
Following feedback from our membership to the rule change proposal for the USEF Rules For Eventing: Appendix 3 – Participation In Horse Trials, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Board of Governors voted to modify the rule change proposal, but still to recommend the establishment of rider licenses and increase Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) to the regulating authority of the sport US Equestrian (USEF).
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is happy to announce the dates, locations, and judges for the USEA Future Event Horse Championships in 2021. The Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships offer classes for yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds to evaluate their potential for becoming successful upper-level event horses.
USEA Area II announces its annual fundraising auction online is open for bidding! This fundraiser is over 20 years old and now well-known as the "Black Friday" for entries to ALL your favorite events! In typical years, the auction is held as a silent auction at the Annual Area Meeting, but because of COVID-19 restrictions, no in-person meeting will be held, so we're bringing the auction to everyone online this year.
The first USEA Pony of the Year award was presented in 2007 to the legendary Theodore O’Connor (Witty Boy x Chelsea’s Melody), a Thoroughbred/Anglo-Arab gelding ridden by Karen O’Connor and owned by the Theodore O’Connor Syndicate. Now, a trophy bearing his name is presented each year to the Pony of the Year.