This year the USEA will host an Annual Meeting & Convention unlike any other. The 2020 USEA Annual Meeting will be held virtually and participants can attend the meeting from the comfort of their own home. The 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was originally set to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico but, due to COVID-19, the in-person meeting was postponed and replaced by a unique virtual experience.
The centerpiece of the USEA Virtual Annual Meeting & Convention will be the Annual Meeting of Members and the Keynote Address taking place on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. This event will be free to join with the only requirement being that you must be a registered 2021 USEA member (at any level) to participate.
Much like the week of convention, the USEA will also offer exclusive educational content and interactive webinars on the USEA website in the days leading up to the annual meeting. This content will be open to the public. USEA members will also be able to participate in open committee meetings and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the workings of the Association.
The educational and informative sessions offered at convention typically require a registration fee, but this year it will be entirely free of charge. Make sure to mark the calendars as you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity.
Interested in finding out who will be the keynote speaker for this year’s annual meeting? Stay tuned!
Details on the year-end awards ceremony will be decided by the USEA Board of Governors and announced soon.
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! Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
Just a week ago today college almost 90 college students representing 12 different universities gathered at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia for the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. The weekend was full of spirit, glitter paint, fierce competition, and camaraderie. While schools were competing against one another, you could often find "arch rivals" cheering for one another as rider after rider crossed the finish flags on cross-country. Take a trip back in time as we revisit some of our favorite memories through the lens from this year's Intercollegiate showdown.
Preparing for your first horse trial and not sure what is expected of you at each level? Over the course of the next few Rule Refreshers, we will be diving into each level and the performance expectations of each phase. Want to better prepare yourself or your students for their first competition or a move-up? The USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is a free resource to all USEA members that outlines clear and consistent guidelines for riders and trainers to refer to when navigating their way through the competition levels. You can access this guide by logging into your online services account.
I’m not one for the spotlight. As the voice of the Association, you don’t need to know my personal views, political, eventing, or otherwise. So despite my byline appearing on thousands of articles on the USEA website and magazine, this is probably only the second time I’m writing about myself (the first was about my love for lessons, and reading it now makes me laugh as I am still 100% addicted). But as I am now just a USEA member I thought I would share a bit of my journey to add to our member spotlight series, Now on Course.
You’ve likely spent some time scouring the USEA Calendar to line up your 2022 competition schedule. Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to plan some cross-country schooling outings to make sure you and your horse are as ready as possible. If you own or manage a facility that welcomes guests for haul-in schooling, you’ve likely noticed horses and their humans showing up in droves to get their practice in. A successful off-site schooling day has many, many moving parts. From paperwork and payment to safety, these best practices for hosts and guests will help everything go as smoothly as possible.