Attention USEA members! Registration for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open! The convention will be held in person on December 7-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.
Register now to secure your ticket to join us in celebrating the past year of success in the sport of eventing and the momentous 8th edition of the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The most cost-effective registration is the full week pass that allows access to all open meetings Thursday through Saturday and includes one ticket to the USEA Annual Meeting of Members luncheon. Register now 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. Single-day passes are also available for purchase.
Registration fees will increase after the early bird discount expires on December 5, 2022. If you register after December 6, a full week pass will be $290 for USEA members and $175 for Junior and Collegiate USEA members. Click here to register.
Don’t forget to add your ticket to the 8th edition of the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame dinner when you register! Tickets to the Hall of Fame dinner can be purchased for one person for $115, a table of 8 people for $920 or a table of 10 people for $1,150. You will not want to miss this celebration of the legends in our sport!
Marc Donovan will also be hosting a full day show jumping course design seminar on Wednesday, December 7. Registration for the seminar will be $75 and can be purchased with your convention registration. The day will begin with a classroom session at the hotel in the morning, and then proceed to the hands-on building seminar at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Equestrian Center in the afternoon. Transportation to the SCAD Equestrian Center will be provided for seminar attendees. The USEA strongly encourages advanced registration so that appropriate transportation can be secured.
The newly restyled Hyatt Regency Savannah is located on the Savannah River in the heart of Savannah's Historic District. The hotel address is 2 W. Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Guests can enjoy the newly opened Moss + Oak Savannah Eatery or walk to many of Savannah famous restaurants. Within blocks of the hotel is shopping, dining, museums, and nightlife. The hotel offers three guest room views: atrium, historic city, and river with contemporary guest rooms. This 4-star hotel has also received and maintained the GreenLeaders Bronze level.
Save over $100 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 Tuesday, November 15. Don’t wait to book a room! After November 15, rates will increase to $276 per night and above. Click here to reserve your room at the discounted $159 rate today.
Are you planning on flying to the convention? Don’t forget to take advantage of your Member Rewards Program by signing up and using TripPlanet for your next booking. TripPlanet offers members up to a 60% discount on travel bookings when compared to other online travel sites. Login or create your account today at https://app.tripplanet.com/enrollment/invite/USEA to start saving!
If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, contact Jennifer Hardwick via email at [email protected] or by phone at (703) 779-0440, ext. 3003.
For more information about the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, click here or contact [email protected].
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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