The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico is only one week away! Start planning your personal agenda as next week will have a jam-packed schedule starting on Wednesday, December 8 through Sunday, December 12.
The convention schedule is available for viewing online. On the schedule, there are two tracks featured – Track A (shaded blue) and Track B (shaded red) and attendees can pick and choose which meeting out of the two tracks they wish to attend. The week will start off on Wednesday with the interactive show jumping course design clinic with Chris Barnard and Sunday will wrap up the week with a Board of Governors meeting open to the public. Friday and Saturday will be the busiest days with educational content, meetings, awards celebrations, and more happening from sunup to sundown.
Track A will include speakers like five-star eventer Ashley Johnson, equestrian strength and training coach Tony Sandoval, and veterinarian Dr. Sue Dyson. Topics featured in Track A include 'The Perceived Need for Speed,’ ‘Age is Just A Number,’ and ‘The Regenerative Medicine of 2021.’
Track B will include speakers such as USEA CEO Rob Burk and the Tokyo Olympic team made up of Doug Payne, Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, and Tamie Smith. Topics featured in Track B include ‘Eventing’s Evolving: 3 Top Riders Predict What’s Next,’ ‘Equine Syndication 101,’ and ‘Tokyo Olympic Games Review Panel.’
Interested in learning more about the speakers for each meeting? Speaker bios are available on the convention schedule. Click on the specific meeting you are interested in, and it will provide more details including the bio for each speaker.
All meetings starting on Thursday through Sunday will take place in the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel. A map of the hotel meeting rooms is also available on the convention schedule page or click here to view the map.
If you have any downtime, don’t forget to shop the Convention vendors. Check out the vendor list here.
Register now before prices go up! The early bird discount will expire on December 6 and attendees may register here before ticket prices increase. 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.
Click here for more helpful links. The USEA can’t wait to see you in Albuquerque!
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, Gallops Saddlery, Mountain Horse USA, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, RevitaVet, Rebecca Farm, SmartPak Equine, Standlee Premium Western Forage, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, Sunsprite Warmbloods, World Equestrian Brands, Area X, and Saratoga Horseworks.
The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is an educational tool that was developed over the course of two years and is loaded with materials and resources targeted for all levels of eventing professionals, instructors, and coaches.
The USEA Future Event Horse Program (FEH) was introduced in 2007 to evaluate yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds for their suitability for the sport of eventing based on conformation and type. The FEH program also created a pipeline for horses to gain experience competing before attending USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) competitions.
The key to eventing’s success lies heavily in the organizers who put on our events. The USEA is proud to recognize each year the organizers who have made contributions to the sport through their organizational efforts. For 2021, the USEA Organizers Appreciation Honor Roll of Names honors nearly 200 organizers for five to 25+ years of service. The Blue Ribbon is awarded to those organizers with five to nine years of service, the Bronze Medal recognizes organizers with 10-14 years of service, organizers who have contributed 15-19 years of service are awarded the Silver Medal, those with 20-24 years of service will receive the Gold Medal, and a select few with 25 years or more of service as organizers are bestowed the title of Platinum Medal organizers.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the members of its newly populated Eventing Elite Program Task Force. These respected members of the Eventing community have proven expertise in sport on a global level within their respective roles and represent a diverse constituency of athletes, owners, coaches, licensed officials, governance leadership, and team support personnel.