Sep 18, 2023

Registration for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Opens on October 1

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release
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St. Louis is calling! Registration for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention opens on Oct. 1, and USEA Members won’t want to miss this jam-packed week of social gatherings and educational activities. This year’s convention will be held on Dec. 7-10, 2023 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

On October 1, the registration portal will be available through the Convention webpage on The most cost-effective registration type is a full week pass which gives members access to all open meetings on Thursday through Saturday and includes one ticket to the USEA Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon. Members are encouraged to take advantage of early bird pricing, which is available Oct. 1 through Dec. 5, to get the best deal. Full members can attend all four-days of Convention for the early bird rate of just $275, while Junior and Collegiate Members can attend for only $150.

Not able to attend the whole week? Single day passes are available as well for $175 for Thursday, which includes the Show Jumping Seminar with Chris Barnard and Marc Donovan, $150 for Friday or $175 for Saturday admission. The Board of Governors Meeting on Sunday, Dec. 10 is open to members at no cost.

Registration fees will increase by $15 after the early bird discount expires on Dec. 5, 2023. If you register on-site, a full week pass will be $290 for full members and $175 for Junior and Collegiate members.

Don’t forget to stop by the Area IV Welcome Reception on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to get a taste of St. Louis! Afterwards, come celebrate the leaderboard champions at all levels of the sport, from Beginner Novice through Advanced, at the Awards Dinner. Tickets to the Awards Dinner can be purchased for one person for $105, a table of 8 people for $840 or a table of 10 people for $1,050.

World-renowned scientist and animal welfare activist, Dr. Temple Grandin, will address the membership as the keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 9. Throughout her life’s work, Dr. Grandin has pioneered the design of livestock handling facilities with modern methods that improve animal welfare and productivity. She is also a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. This keynote address is sure to be a must-attend event! One ticket to the luncheon is included with each full registration, but additional tickets can be purchased for $65 per ticket.

Interested in learning more about show jumping course design? Chris Barnard and Marc Donovan will again host a Show Jumping Building Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 7. Registration for the seminar is included in all full week passes, or interested parties can purchase a single-day pass for Thursday at $175 to attend.

Originally the Slater Hotel, an icon of the St. Louis skyline since the 1900’s, the Marriott St. Louis Grand hotel is a National Historic Landmark that is situated in a prime downtown location near the St. Louis Zoo, City Museum, Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village, and the Gateway Arch. Featuring over 900 guest rooms with flatscreen televisions, private bathrooms and premium bedding, the Marriott St. Louis Grand will afford all members with a clean, comfortable stay. Make sure to take advantage of recreation opportunities during your stay, such as a 24-hour fitness center, concierge services and the Zennia Bar & Grill, a restaurant with a bar and lounge. This hotel also features gift shops, newsstands, wedding services and a ballroom. The hotel address is 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101.

Save money by reserving a room through the USEA hotel room block. The USEA has set up a special discounted room rate that will expire on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Don’t wait to book a room! While making travel plans, check out the USEA Member Rewards Program for other potential savings. TripPlanet, a travel management tool, offers USEA members up to a 60% discount on travel bookings when compared to other online travel sites. Login or create your account today at to start saving!

For more information about the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, click here or contact [email protected].

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 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place in St. Louis, Missouri on December 7-10, 2023. 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, Capital Square, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, Gallops Saddlery, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Kerrits, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, Rebecca Farm, RevitaVet, SmartPak, Standlee, and World Equestrian Brands.

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