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.
After several continuous days of rain, the skies cleared over Leesburg, Virginia today as the Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L got under way with the first horse inspection. Warm weather, bright sunshine, and fall decorations set the stage for 25 horses to present before the ground jury. All 25 horses passed on first inspection. The ground jury consisted of Wayne Quarles (USA), Robert Stevenson (USA), and Sue Baxter (GBR).
While a total of 95 4- and 5-year-old horses will be vying for top-finishes in The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships next weekend, a select group of YEH graduates are entered in the CCI5*-L division at the second annual MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Presented by Brown Advisory. The USEA YEH program has run successfully for over 15 years, and many graduates of the program have gone onto compete at the pinnacle of the sport, the FEI 5-Star level of eventing, including the four horses entered in the 2022 Maryland 5 Star.
Founded in 2019, the MARS Bromont Rising U25 Program was initially created to assist up-and-coming riders under the age of 25 in North America who had not yet competed in a destination event, such as the program’s namesake the MARS Bromont CCI in Lac Brume, Quebec, Canada, or been recognized by the USEF programs intended for emerging athletes.. Spearheaded by the late Steve Blauner and Sue Ockendon, the program sought to give back to the sport by helping the next generation of riders get more experience under their belt with the help of the financial assistance provided by the program, and the two days of included instruction from leading coaches around the world.
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.