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.
As USEA members prepare for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, the USEA is pleased to share “The Business Toolkit For Eventers” from our educational partner STRIDER. This webinar is part of their popular Professional Development Series for Equestrians, which features experts from across the horse industry speaking on business topics relevant to equestrian sport.
If you look at HSH Blake’s competition record, it won’t take you long to understand why Caroline Martin is dreaming big with the7-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding. Owned in partnership by Caroline Martin, Sherrie Martin and Molly Hoff, HSH Blake (Tolan R x Doughiska Lass) has already seen much success in his short career, collecting the championship title at the 2020 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast 5-Year-Old Championship, several top 2 finishes at the CCI2* level and multiple top 10 finishes at the CCI3* level since stepping up this year.
How we breathe is speaking volumes to our horses every step of the ride. Physical Therapy concepts about the breathing muscle of the diaphragm, the ribcage, and the nervous system open up awareness for proper breathing mechanics in and out of the saddle. Practical ideas for using breathing as your new riding aide are also provided!
Adult rider Dan Kreitl recently claimed his first FEI win in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI 4*-L Eventing National Championship, but his eventing story traces way back to his Dressage roots in high school. USEA podcast host Nicole Brown sat down with Kreitl to talk business, family, and, of course, eventing with the Muncie, Indiana native.