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.
The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.
Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.
Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.
For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.