It was the first Annual Meeting of Members that brought the USEA to life in 1959. Now, 61 years later, the sport of eventing has endured a year unlike any other, and the USEA strongly encourages every member to participate in this year’s Virtual Annual Meeting. In hopes to attract members from all parts of the country, the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom Webinar and will take place on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. This event will be free to join with the only requirement being that you must be a current 2021 USEA member.
Every current 2021 member of the USEA will receive an email invitation from Zoom on Thursday, December 10. To ensure security, this invitation will be unique to each member. The email invitation will include a link to the USEA Annual Meeting Zoom Webinar registration page. To register, members should click on that link and fill in their name and email address. A confirmation email from Zoom will be sent after registration is complete. Once registered, refer back to the confirmation email to join the meeting on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. Make sure to keep your registration confirmation email as the link contained in that email will be the only way to access the Annual Meeting.
Please note, you will need to have the Zoom app installed on your computer in order to participate in the Annual Meeting. The app will begin downloading automatically when you click to join the Zoom Webinar, or you can click here to download the app in advance.
During the Annual Meeting, members will join as ‘attendees’ and can submit questions through the Q&A feature. Click here to learn more about joining and participating in a Zoom Webinar.
In addition to attending the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting, members should participate by exercising their right to vote! If you are attending the Annual Meeting, voting will be done ahead of the meeting through an online ballot system and votes will be tabulated just before the Annual Meeting. Members should enter their USEA member login to access the online ballot and all ballots should be submitted by Friday, December 11. Click here to submit your online ballot.
You should only vote using the online ballot if you will be in attendance at the Annual Meeting. If you will not be attending the Annual Meeting, we encourage you to vote by proxy. Log in to Online Services and select the "Member Proxy Form" link from the Membership section and follow the instructions to submit your proxy electronically.
An extra benefit to having the Annual Meeting virtually is the opportunity for the USEA to have multiple keynote speakers from all over the world. The keynote presentation will have an exciting lineup featuring powerful female event riders. Stay tuned to the USEA website for the keynote speaker announcement coming on Friday!
In the week leading up to the Virtual Annual Meeting, the USEA will be offering educational content and interactive webinars via Zoom. Check out the schedule of live webinars here.
The USEA would like to thank the USEA Corporate Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors for making this year's virtual meeting possible: Nutrena Feeds, Standlee Hay, SmartPak Equine, Mountain Horse, Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, Adequan, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
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! Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
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Tamie Smith’s year has been nothing short of action-packed as she packed up all 25 of her competition horses and made her way to the East Coast for the first part of the year before hopping on a jet to Tokyo where she served as the U.S. team reserve for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She then stayed overseas and competed abroad for a little while before returning home to the West Coast. While this year has been full of opportunities to show, her aspirations are bigger than just competition. The 2021 Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year has been full steam ahead chasing goals in both her riding career as well as in her impact on the sport’s future.