Dec 11, 2019

Fast Facts: 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
The Sheraton Boston Hotel. Photo courtesy of the Sheraton website.

It’s that time of year – the time that eventers congregate to engage in four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s Convention begins tomorrow morning at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and continues through the weekend, featuring the USEA’s 60th Anniversary celebration. In addition to the 60th Anniversary celebration on Saturday night, the weekend will also showcase the Annual Meeting of Members and the Year End Awards Ceremony.

  • This year's Convention is breaking records, with more than 470 registrants scheduled to attend.
  • There are a total of 89 riders, owners, trainers, veterinarians, and experts in their respective fields speaking, presenting, or moderating sessions at the year’s Convention.
  • Those 89 speakers will preside over 47 sessions over the four days of Convention.
  • This year’s Convention features three tracks for attendees to follow, each with their own unique content: Track A, Track B, and the USEA Track.
  • For your most up-to-date information about the schedule for the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, visit the Convention website.
  • The USEA will be providing a livestream of select content from the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention for those who can’t attend the Convention in person. Click here for additional information about how to access the livestream and to check out the streaming schedule.
  • Want to check out session descriptions, speaker bios, and more? Read the digital program for everything you need to know!
  • The Board of Governors will welcome Convention attendees with a reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Boston Hotel from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12.
  • The keynote address at this year’s Convention will be a panel discussion featuring Jim Wofford, Max Corcoran, and Savannah Fulton with Jim Wolf as moderator. The keynote address will take place during the Annual Meeting of Members which begins at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14.
  • Presided over by eventing legend Jim Wofford, the Year End Awards Ceremony will celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our members during dinner on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • There will be 103 awards handed out during the Year End Awards Ceremony, including 10 Hylofit Heart Rate Monitors, two Charles Owen Techincal Merit Awards, three Cornerstone Instructor's Awards, seven Governor's Cups, national awards at every level, and many more!
  • This year’s trade fair will open Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. and run through Sunday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. The trade fair will spotlight several of the USEA’s Corporate and Convention sponsors.
  • Stop by to grab a bite to eat before your morning meetings in the Grand Liberty Foyer Thursday through Sunday from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the continental breakfast sponsored by Rebecca Farm. Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, pastries, and other delicious treats will be available.
  • There’s more to do in the city of Boston than simply attending the USEA Convention! Don’t miss out on all that Boston has to offer. Click here to learn more.
  • Didn’t register for Convention ahead of time? Not to worry! You can register in person at the Sheraton Boston Hotel starting tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

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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 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.

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