Oct 21, 2021

Get Excited for the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention with Throwback Thursday Content

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
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The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place in six weeks on December 9-12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This will be the first time in two years that USEA members will have the opportunity to reunite in person to celebrate the year in eventing. In 2018 eventers celebrated in New Orleans, in 2019 riders reunited in Boston, the 2020 USEA Convention was held virtually but this year will be a meeting to remember as eventers are headed to the great state of New Mexico!

It’s been a historic year for U.S. Eventing and there is plenty to celebrate at this year’s USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Boyd Martin was the first U.S. rider to win a five-star event since 2008, Will Coleman was the first U.S. rider to ever win Aachen, the 2021 AEC was recorded as the largest event in North American history, the U.S. Eventing team had a successful result at the Tokyo Olympics, and so much more.

Before looking ahead to Albuquerque, and in honor of it being a throwback Thursday, it’s time to relive the last three years of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention with interesting educational sessions and memorable keynote speakers.

The 2020 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention was held virtually and the keynote speakers were Liz Halliday-Sharp and Piggy March. Hear what they discussed in the video below. Additional educational sessions during the 2020 USEA Virtual Convention included Backing Young Horses with Martin Douzant, Advances in Recognition and Treatment of Pain in Horses with Colic, Cross-country with Doug Payne and Vandiver, and more.

The 2019 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention celebrated 60 years of U.S. eventing in Boston and the keynote address focused on the past, present, and future of eventing with a panel of keynote speakers – Jim Wofford, Max Corcoran, and Savannah Fulton (video below). Additional educational sessions during the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention included Having and Instilling Rider Responsibility, Tips for Designing Your Cross-Country Course at Home, and Pan American Games Review.

The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention introduced six new members to the prestigious U.S. Eventing Hall of Fame in New Orleans. The keynote speaker was Erik Duvander and the keynote address can be seen in the video below. Additional educational sessions during the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention included The Science of Conditioning and Recovery with Max Corcoran, 2018 World Equestrian Games Review, Step-by-Step: How to Become an Official, and many great others.


Who will be the keynote speaker for this year? Stay tuned for the big announcement!

**Please note it is not guaranteed that all sessions will be recorded during the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention so, start planning your trip to Albuquerque now! Click here to register.

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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 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 9-12, 2021. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

The USEA would like to thank the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Mountain Horse USA, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, RevitaVet, SmartPak Equine, Standlee Premium Western Forage, Stackhouse Saddles, Sunsprite Sporthorses, World Equestrian Brands, and Saratoga Horseworks.

May 15, 2022 Competitions

Boyd Martin and Fedarman B Master the CCI 4*-L Division at Tryon Spring International Three-Day Event

Boyd Martin claimed the win aboard Fedarman B on a final score of 29.0 in the CCI4*-L division to claim the CCI4*-L USET Foundation National Championship, adding nothing to their dressage score after two double-clear jumping rounds. In reserve, and the highest-ranked international rider, Colleen Loach and Vermont, the 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Van Helsing x Heraldik XX) owned by Peter Barry, also completed their weekend without adding any points, ending on a score of 29.3. Clinching third place honors via double-clear stadium round for a total of 31.0 points was Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley, the 11-year-old Holsteiner mare (Connor 48 x Mytens XX) owned by Lesley Grant-Law, Jackie Brown and Steve Brown.

May 15, 2022 USEA Foundation

Ever So Sweet Scholarship Recipient Sierra Lesny Looks Back on a Successful Season

In 2021, Strides for Equality Equestrian (SEE) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA) established the Ever So Sweet Scholarship which provides a fully-funded opportunity for riders from diverse backgrounds to train with five-star eventing Sara Kozumplik Murphy for one season (winter or summer). The scholarship funds cover full board and training costs for one horse, several lessons per week, housing, a stipend for living expenses, competition fees, and coaching at competitions. During the duration of their working student opportunity, participants learn to manage, care for, and compete horses in an immersive program and will have the opportunity to work as part of the team in all aspects of running a large, competitive barn, in addition to making critical professional connections that would otherwise be unattainable.

May 14, 2022 Association News

Equine Fatality at the Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T.

Reddick, FL - The organizing committee of the Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T. is sad to report that No Limits, Oops a 16-year-old gelding ridden by Aline Briot in the Training Rider division experienced a fall at fence 17 on the cross-country course. The horse received immediate veterinary attention at the fence and was euthanized onsite. Aline Briot was uninjured in the fall.

May 14, 2022 Education

Eventing Fact: You Will Sometimes Fall Off

This story first appeared in the May 2022 issue of Sidelines Magazine.

In all horse sport, there’s a risk that you might hit the deck. But if you’re an event rider, that is pretty much guaranteed.

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