The 2018 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting & Convention featuring the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame kicks off in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, December 6-9, 2018. The USEA staff have been hard at work the last few months lining up a variety of educational and informative sessions and meetings for this year’s Convention, covering all sorts of topics from course design and how to become an official to conditioning for the equine athlete and the latest in safety technology.
This year, the USEA is putting the USEA Convention App to good use as your one-stop shop for all the information you need to know as a Convention attendee. Convention goers can download the app for iOS and Android devices or interface with the app directly through their web browser to access the most up-to-date information, including the complete Convention schedule, synopses of the sessions, and speaker biographies and photos.
You’ll be able to plan each day at the USEA Convention by “favoriting” the meetings you’d like to attend; this will create your own personalized Convention agenda. Plus, the app will send notifications to your phone to let you know where to be and when to be there! The different sessions are organized into three tracks: Events, Eventers, and USEA.
We also invite you to rank the different sessions you attend at Convention using the handy rating system built directly into the app. This valuable feedback will better help us plan for next year’s Convention. Plus, don’t forget to check out the Convention sponsors and the exhibitors who will be on site in the Trade Fair.
The app offers a news section, so you won’t miss any important announcements, and you can share your social media posts through the app using #USEAConvention and #EventingHOF. Your posts might also be shared on the USEA social media! Check out the handy video below to see how to download and navigate within the app.
At the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, the USEA will honor six members of the eventing community at the USEA's Eventing Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday night: Karen O’Connor, Captain Mark Phillips, Marty Simensen, Howard Simpson, Tim and Nina Gardner, and Kerry Millikin’s Out and About. Each of these members of the eventing community will be celebrated and honored for their accomplishments, contributions, and lifelong dedication to the sport of eventing.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Erik Duvander, the US Equestrian Eventing High Performance Director. Duvander will deliver his speech during the USEA Annual Meeting of Members at lunch on Saturday, December 9.
Registration for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open and members may register through their Online Services account.
To reserve your room at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, call (888) 627-7033 or book here to receive the special USEA rate.
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 2018 Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 6-9, 2018. Rooms are filling fast, so make sure to book today - click here for booking or use the reservation line (888) 627-7033. Visit the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention page to stay up to date on news, announcements, and details.
The USEA would like to thank Adequan, Devoucoux, Nutrena, Charles Owen, Standlee Hay, Merck Animal Health, SmartPak, Mountain Horse, Parker Equine Insurance, Rebecca Farm, Auburn Laboratories, Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, Bit of Britain, World Equestrian Brands, Gallops Saddlery, Revitavet, CWD, and H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding Company for sponsoring the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
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