Aug 15, 2018

Registration is Open for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention!

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
The Annual Meeting of Members at the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Long Beach, California. USEA/Jessica Duffy Photo.

The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana is four months away! Taking place December 5-9, 2018 at the Sheraton New Orleans, the USEA will be celebrating the seventh Eventing Hall of Fame in “The Big Easy” with the induction of six new members.

The 2018 Convention registration is now open and USEA members may register here. Convention registration is available to USEA members for $225 and Collegiate and Junior members may register for $145. After November 14, rates will increase to $250 for USEA members, and $170 for Collegiate and Junior members, so be sure to register soon for the early bird discounted price!

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

  • Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. – USEA Board of Governors; Welcome Reception – complimentary
  • Friday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m. – USEA Year-End Awards Presentation and Luncheon - $65 each
  • Saturday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m. – Annual Meeting of Members with Keynote Speaker, Erik Duvander (one ticket included per registration) Additional tickets - $63 each
  • Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. – USEA Eventing Hall of Fame Gala and Dinner - $100 each

Saturday night’s USEA Eventing Hall of Fame Gala and Dinner will honor the six new inductees, including one horse, Out and About, and the following people: Karen O’Connor, Captain Mark Phillips, Marty Simensen, Howard Simpson, and Tim and Nina Gardner. There will also be a special surprise Saturday evening organized by the USEA, so members should be sure to arrive at dinner early.

The theme at this year’s Convention is “All About Officials” with an educational track designed for and aimed at current, or future eventing officials. The schedule will be released this fall and there will be something for everyone.

Hotel registration is already open, so call (888) 627-7033 or members can reserve their rooms at the Sheraton New Orleans here to receive the special USEA rate. For more information about the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, click here or contact [email protected].

Feb 19, 2020 Intercollegiate

Eventing at NC State Treasures Horsemanship and Friendship

Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.

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Dibowski Wants You to Feel the Rhythm at the 2020 ICP Symposium

Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.

Feb 18, 2020 Education

Top 10 Tips for Introducing Your Horse to Cross-Country with Tim Bourke

A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?

Feb 17, 2020 Instructors

Andreas Dibowski’s Words of Wisdom From Day 1 of the 2020 ICP Symposium

The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.

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