Nov 11, 2021

One Month Away! Helpful Links for the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
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It’s only one month away! The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place in-person on December 9 -12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. It will be a week to remember with legendary speakers and extraordinary presentations.

Registration

Registration is open! Attendees may register here. The most cost-effective registration is the full week pass that allows access to all open meetings Thursday through Sunday. Single-day passes are also available for purchase.

Accommodations

The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, and the address is 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The 4-star hotel is one of the finest hotels in Albuquerque and each room provides beautiful views of the mountains and the city. The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque also has an on-site restaurant, a Starbucks coffee, a rooftop pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Save over $90 per night and reserve a room at the hotel through the USEA hotel room block. The USEA has set up a special discounted room rate that will expire on Monday, November 15. The discounted room rate is $149 per night. After November 15, rates will increase to $239 per night and above. Click here to reserve your room at a discounted rate.

Hotel Parking

The hotel parking garage has three accessible van spaces and six accessible car spaces. Self-parking is located off Copper Ave between 3rd and 4th Streets. Valet parking is directly located off Tijeras Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Self-parking is $18 per day. Valet hotel parking is $22 per day.

Transportation

The hotel is easily accessible to more than nine commercial airlines flying into Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel is a short 12-minute drive by car from Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (airport code is ABQ).

Attendees will have transportation at their fingertips and hotel shuttle services are listed on this page.

Click here for more details on air travel, taxi services, parking rates, driving directions, and train stations.

Schedule

The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention has a jam-packed schedule including an interactive show jumping seminar with Chris Barnard on Wednesday, a Tokyo Olympic Games review with the U.S. Eventing Olympic team, a unique keynote speaker presentation featuring Dr. Mark Revenaugh, and an unforgettable 2021 Awards Ceremony celebration.

The official schedule for the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention may be found here. This page has the full schedule, information on each presentation, site maps, speaker biographies, and more.

Special Events and Functions

USEA members may purchase tickets here to the following special events:

  • Thursday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. – USEA Board of Governors Welcome Reception – complimentary with registration
  • Saturday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m. – Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and keynote presentation with Dr. Mark Revenaugh (one ticket included per registration). Additional tickets - $50 each
  • Saturday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. – USEA Awards Ceremony Dinner – An awards dinner ticket is $100. An awards dinner table is $800.

Awards and Grants

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The USEA awards ceremony dinner on Saturday, December 11 will honor the great achievements USEA members accomplished this past year. The special awards presented will include the USEA leaderboard of champions presented by Nunn Finer, the overall leaderboard champions, appreciation awards, and the USEA Foundation grants (listed below).

  • Leaderboard Champions presented by Nunn Finer (Beginner Novice through Advanced)
  • USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day Winner presented by D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis
  • USEA Volunteer of the Year presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods
  • RevitaVet USEA Young Rider of the Year
  • USEA Adult Amateur Rider of the Year
  • Bates USEA Mare of the Year
  • Smartpak USEA Stallion of the Year
  • Smartpak USEA Pony of the Year
  • Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year
  • Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year
  • World Equestrian Brands USEA Rider of the Year
  • USEA Groom of the Year
  • Vintage Cup Award
  • Cornerstone Instructor’s Award
  • Sue Hershey Award
  • Ironmaster Trophy
  • Andrew H. Popiel Award
  • Wofford Cup
  • Governor’s Cup
  • USEA President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • USEA Foundation Grants - (including but not limited to) the Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grants, the Essex Horse Trials Grant, Worth The Trust Scholarship, and the Wilton Fair Grants
  • As You Like It Owners' Award
  • Liz Cochran Memorial Grooms Award
  • Above & Beyond Event Personnel Award
  • Amateur Impact Award

Tips for Your Trip

Click here how the USEA is prioritizing your safety at the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

USEA members should be aware of the city’s high elevation of over 5,000 feet. It may take a couple of days to adjust to the high altitude. At this elevation, the air is thinner, and you may become tired faster during physical activity.

Albuquerque’s high desert climate also causes dehydration. It's important to stay hydrated as this is the easiest way to avoid altitude sickness.

For more travel tips, visit our FAQ page.

For more information about the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, click here or contact [email protected].

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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, Rebecca Farm, SmartPak Equine, Standlee Premium Western Forage, Stackhouse Saddles, Sunsprite Sporthorses, World Equestrian Brands, Area X, and Saratoga Horseworks.

Nov 28, 2021 USEA Foundation

Where are they now? The Holekamp/Turner Grant Recipients

The Holekamp/Turner Grant was founded in 2015 by Timothy and Cheryl Holekamp of New Spring Farm and Christine and T.J. Turner of Indian Creek Farm. This grant gives a USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) Championship competitor the opportunity to represent the United States at the FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships in the 7-year-old Championship (a CCIYH3*-L) at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France. The intention of the grant is to further develop an upward pathway for U.S. team horses in the sport of eventing. Grant recipients who are North American bred will be awarded the full cash grant of $17,500. If the winner is an imported horse, he will be awarded $8,000.

Nov 27, 2021 Convention

World Equestrian Brands Joins as Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year Leaderboard and Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back World Equestrian Brands as the Title Sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year Leaderboard for 2021 and 2022. This year’s USEA Rider of the Year will be honored at the 2021 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony held during the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. World Equestrian Brands will generously provide the winner with a prize of $500 in value. Next year, the USEA Rider of the Year will be recognized during the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention which will take place in Savannah, Georgia on Dec. 7-11, 2022.

Nov 27, 2021 Classic Series

Slaughter, Berry, and Shade Conclude 2021 Season with Wins in Fresno Classic Three-Day Event

What better way to draw the competition season to a close than with a win in a USEA Classic Series division? Three competitors did just that on the weekend of November 17-18 at the Fresno Horse Park in Fresno, California.

Nov 26, 2021 Convention

Rebecca Farm Returns as Gold Level Sponsor for the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Rebecca Farm. Rebecca Farm will return as a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and will be the exclusive sponsor for the Annual Meeting continental breakfast. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9-12, 2021.

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Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

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