Dec 07, 2022

Fast Facts: 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff

USEA members from near and far are getting ready to converge on the historic city of Savannah, Georgia this week for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention! With four full days jam-packed with educational seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings, the convention is sure to excite all members of the eventing community that will be in attendance. The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel this year, and we have all of the information you need to know to make the most of your experience!

  • When: December 7-11, 2022
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel, Two Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401
  • There will be 21 educational seminars, 15 open forums, and 34 committee meetings on the schedule.
  • This year’s convention features two tracks for attendees to follow, each with their own unique content: Track A and Track B. View the whole schedule with meeting descriptions and speaker information here.
  • Stop by the Mezzanine from 7:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. on Thursday through Sunday for a continental breakfast, courtesy of Rebecca Farm.
  • Special Events:
    • The Show Jumping Building Seminar on Wednesday, December 7 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. will kick-off convention week. Pre-registration is required and can be purchased for $75 per person under “Event Tickets” here.
    • The USEA Board of Governors will meet on Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 P.M. and Sunday, December 11 at 9:00 A.M. in the Regency Ballroom A. All are welcome to sit in and hear what is currently taking place on the USEA agenda.
    • The USEA Board of Governors will host a Welcome Reception on Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 P.M in the Harborside Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel for all convention attendees.
    • Hosted by Jimmy Wofford and Jim Wolf, the USEA Year End Awards Luncheon will take place on Friday, December 9 at 12:00 P.M to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our members throughout the year in Regency Ballroom A-F. Awards cocktails will begin 30 minutes prior to the luncheon in the Mezzanine Lobby.
    • The Event Riders and Officials Town Hall will be on Friday, December 9 at 6:00 P.M. Former USEA President Kevin Baumgardner will moderate as members of the Eventing Licensed Officials Committee and the ERAofNA Committee conduct a panel discussion with topics relative to the sport in Regency Ballroom A-F.
    • Join Area III as they extend their southern hospitality by welcoming all USEA members to Savannah during the Area III Welcome Reception on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 P.M. in the Scarborough 4-5 room.
    • The USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Presentation will be on Saturday, December 10 at 12:00 P.M. in Regency Ballroom A-F.
    • The FEI World Championships Riders Recap will take place on Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 P.M. in Regency Ballroom A-F. The silver medal winning Team USA, consisting of Ariel Grald, Will Coleman, Boyd Martin, Lauren Nicholson and Tamie Smith, as well as Chef d'Equipe Bobby Costello and Max Corcoran will discuss their experience at Pratoni.
    • The USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Gala will cap off the exciting weekend on Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 P.M. The USEA is proudly presents the 8th edition of the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame induction gala. This year, five new inductees will join this esteemed group of eventing legends: Janie Atkinson, Col. Harry Chamberlain, Trish Gilbert, Sally O'Connor and Eagle Lion.
  • Please note that the USEA will not be livestreaming the Annual Meeting & Convention this year. If you will not be able to attend in-person, make sure you follow the USEA on social media @useventing and visit the Convention webpage to follow along with the media coverage throughout the event.
  • To learn more about all of the exciting attractions available to enjoy in Savannah, GA, click here.
  • Not registered for convention yet? Don’t worry! You can register to attend on-site in the Mezzanine starting today at 12:00 p.m.

To learn more about the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, please click here. Hotel reservation and transportation information, local must-do tourist activities and options for dining in Savannah, GA are available at 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, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 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.

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