Nov 02, 2022

One Month Until the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia - Helpful Links and Information Abound!

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff
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In just a few weeks, the USEA membership will convene in Savannah, GA for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention on December 7-11 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel. Continue reading for all of the must-know information regarding registration, accommodations, the 8th edition of the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame, and more!

Registration

Registration is open! A full week pass allows you access to all open meetings Thursday through Sunday and includes one ticket to the USEA Annual Meeting of Members luncheon. Register now through December 5th to take advantage of the early bird price for a full week pass, which is $275 for USEA members and $150 for Junior and Collegiate USEA members. Click here to register.

Accommodations

The 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah hotel, which is located at 2 W. Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 United States. Save over $100 per night by reserving a room at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel through the USEA room block. After November 15, the USEA room block rate will expire and rates will increase to $276 per night and above. Click here to reserve your room at the discounted $159 rate today.

Parking

The Hyatt Regency Savannah offers secure underground valet parking. There is also self-parking available at a nearby City of Savannah garage. Valet parking at the hotel starts at $15 for 0-4 hours and is $38 for 8+ hours. Self-parking is available off-site in the Whitaker Street Garage for $16 per day.

Transportation

The hotel is only 10 miles from the Savannah - Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), which offers around 60 daily nonstop departures and several additional seasonal nonstop flights from 8 airlines.

For a full listing of air, rail and ground transportation options, as well as driving directions and parking rates, please click here.

When booking your air travel, consider taking advantage of your USEA Member Rewards Program by signing up for TripPlanet. Login or create your account today at app.tripplanet.com/enrollment/invite/USEA to start saving!

Schedule

The 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention has a jam-packed schedule including an interactive show jumping seminar with Marc Donovan and Chris Barnard on Wednesday, an FEI Eventing World Championship Pratoni recap with the U.S. Eventing team, a unique keynote speaker presentation featuring Dr. Sue Dyson, the 2022 Awards Ceremony celebration and the USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala.

View the official schedule for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention here. This page has the full schedule, information on each presentation, speaker biographies, and more. *Please note that some meetings may shift, so we recommend that you continue to check the schedule for updates regularly.

Special Events and Functions

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

  • Wednesday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. – Show Jumping Building Seminar taught by Marc Donovan and Chris Barnard - $75 per ticket
  • Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. – USEA Board of Governors Reception – complimentary with registration
  • Friday, December 9 at 12:00 p.m. – USEA Year End Awards Luncheon - $80 per ticket
  • Saturday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m. – USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and Keynote Presentation with Dr. Sue Dyson (one ticket included per registration). Additional tickets - $60 each
  • Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. – USEA’s Eventing Hall of Fame Gala – A single Hall of Fame dinner ticket is $115. For those interested in attending with a group, a table for 8 people is $920 or a table for 10 people is $1,150.

Awards and Grants

Christine Turner, Max Corcoran, Boyd Martin and the USEA's Hannah Seagle. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.


The USEA awards ceremony luncheon on Friday, December 9 will honor the great achievements USEA members have accomplished this past year. The special awards will include the USEA leaderboard of champions presented by Nunn Finer, the overall leaderboard champions, appreciation awards, and the USEA Foundation grants. See below for a full listing.

  • Leaderboard Champions presented by Nunn Finer (Beginner Novice through Advanced)
  • World Equestrian Brands USEA Rider of the Year
  • USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day Winner presented by D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis
  • USEA Classic Series Novice Three-Day Winner presented by D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis
  • ERAofNA As You Like It Owners' Award
  • Liz Cochran Memorial Grooms Award
  • ERAofNA Above & Beyond Event Personnel Award
  • ERaOFna Amateur Impact Award
  • USEA Foundation Grants - Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grants, Ocala Horse Properties Rebecca Farm Flight Grant, Wilton Fair Fund, MARS Bromont Rising Grants and more!
  • Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year
  • RevitaVet USEA Young Rider of the Year
  • USEA Adult Amateur of the Year
  • USEA Volunteer of the Year
  • Standlee USEA Horse of the Year
  • Bates USEA Mare of the Year
  • Smartpak USEA Pony of the Year
  • Smartpak USEA Stallion of the Year
  • Wofford Cup
  • Cornerstone Instructors Award
  • Neil Ayer Course Designers' Award
  • Posthole Digger Award
  • Ironmaster Trophy
  • Concour Complet Trophy
  • Andrew H. Popiel Memorial Trophy
  • Vintage Cup Award
  • Governor’s Cup
  • USEA President’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sue Hershey Award

To learn more about the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, click here. If you have any other questions or suggestions, please contact Jennifer Hardwick by email at [email protected] or by phone at (703) 779-0440, ext. 3003.

The USEA would like to thank the support of the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Mountain Horse, Nutrena Feeds, Parker Equine Insurance, Standlee Premium Products, SmartPak, Kerrits, Capital Square, Nunn Finer, RevitaVet, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, World Equestrian Brands, Rebecca Farm, Gallops Saddlery and more.

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 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia on December 7-11, 2022. This year will be special as the USEA honors new inductees into the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

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2022 USEA Classic Series Season Comes to a Close at Ram Tap

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US Equestrian Announces Bid Allocation for Week 10 of the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar

US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors.

Nov 29, 2022 Area Championships

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