The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) will be traveling to Area IV this Dec. 6-10 for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri! Join us at the “Gateway to the West” to form bonds with fellow USEA members, participate in the governance of our sport and explore a city that is well-known for barbeque and blues.
Annual Meeting & Convention forums and activities will take place at the Marriot St. Louis Grand Hotel in the heart of the city. The hotel is only a 5- to 10-minute walk from the National Blues Museum, the Dome at America’s Center and Busch Stadium and offers several on-site amenities, like a 24-hour fitness center, concierge services, gift shops, and the Zenia Bar & Grill. Reservations can be made online through Bonvoy or by calling the Marriott St. Louis Grand at 855-680-3239. Click here to reserve a room today.
This year, world-renowned scientist and animal welfare activist, Dr. Temple Grandin, will give the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, Dec. 9. Dr. Grandin currently serves as a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University where she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design. A prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior, Dr. Grandin has written more than a dozen books, pioneered the design of livestock handling facilities using modern methods that improve animal welfare and remains a staunch advocate for the autism community. To learn more about Dr. Grandin, visit templegrandin.com or consider watching the HBO documentary on her life.
The USEA Annual Meeting and 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 eventing enthusiasts. This year’s focus is all about you, the competitors and the people who keep us forging ahead through unparalleled obstacles. Come out to see the future of the sport of three-day eventing and become a part of the various seminars to educate yourself on all the latest information of the sport!
For more information on the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on Dec. 6-10, please visit useventing.com/convention. St. Louis is easily accessible by air from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) or the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV), by train via Amtrak and the historic St. Louis Union Station and by car. For additional travel recommendations and tourist attractions in St. Louis, click here.
The USEA would like to thank the support of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Capital Square, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, Kerrits, Gallops Saddlery, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Mountain Horse, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, RevitaVet, Rebecca Farm, SmartPak, Standlee, and World Equestrian Brands.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations selected to compete in the 2024 USEF Futures Team Challenge at the Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials, from March 14-17 in Raeford, North Carolina. The Challenge is designed to replicate the experience of competing within a team environment and thus is a training opportunity embedded within an existing competition at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, Colorado, has deep roots in the sport of eventing. Originally known as High Prairie Farms, owner Helen Krieble purchased the property in the early 1990s with one dream: hosting horse trials. That dream took off and for many years High Prairie Farm was host to many eventing competitions. Krieble later donated the ground to Douglas County with the agreement that the land would be used for equestrian sport and the CHP was born.
Kate Boggan describes her younger self as your typical horse-crazy kid. “As soon as I saw a horse, I was obsessed,” the born and raised Texan recalled. “It was the most expensive mistake my parents ever made taking me to my first rodeo as a toddler.”