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.

Dec 08, 2021 Convention

Fast Facts: USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

After a one-year gap, eventers from all over are ready to gather together and engage in four days of seminars, presentations, and gatherings at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention. This year’s convention begins Thursday morning at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel and continues through the weekend.

Dec 07, 2021 Young Event Horse

The YEH Yearbook: Class of 2015

Over 40 horses competed in the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) 5-year-old East and West Coast Championships in 2015. The YEH East Coast Championships were held during the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland, while the YEH West Coast Championships took place at Galway Downs in Temecula, California. Following 2015’s YEH finale, many of the graduating class of the 2015 USEA Young Event Horse Championships have gone on to make their mark on the upper levels of eventing.

Dec 06, 2021 Education

USEA Podcast #298: Ask The Experts

Nicole Brown is joined by a panel of experts including top FEI veterinarian Dr. Emily Sandler-Burtness, five-star eventer Will Faudree, and professional eventer and horsemanship expert Tik Maynard to answer all of your biggest questions.

Dec 05, 2021 Education

Pressure Proof with Daniel Stewart: The Present is a Gift

I’d like to start my Holiday Pressure Proof Tip with an excerpt from my new book Bolder Braver Brighter.

"Imagine leaning against a tree while your horse grazes happily beside you. You feel the warm sunshine and breeze on your cheek, hear the chirping of nearby birds, and smell the fragrance of the grass and wildflowers. Your horse nickers quietly and all you can think about is how lucky you are to have this horse and this sport and this life… right here, right now.

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