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.
The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.
Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.
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For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.