Dec 18, 2020

Save the Date for the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

Now that the 2020 USEA Annual Meeting of Members has come to a close, it’s time to celebrate the 2020 year-end award winners! Taking place the evening before the first event of 2021, the 2020 USEA Year-End Awards Ceremony will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar on Friday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The ceremony will be led by Master of Ceremonies Jim Wofford and will honor the great achievements USEA members accomplished this past year. The special awards presented will include the USEA leaderboard of champions presented by Nunn Finer, the overall leaderboard champions, and several appreciation awards.

Awards Ceremony Lineup:

  • Leaderboard Champions presented by Nunn Finer (Beginner Novice through Advanced)
  • USEA Classic Series Training Three-Day Winner presented by D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis
  • USEA Volunteer of the Year presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods
  • RevitaVet USEA Young Rider of the Year
  • USEA Adult Amateur Rider of the Year
  • Bates USEA Mare of the Year
  • Smartpak USEA Stallion of the Year
  • Smartpak USEA Pony of the Year
  • Standlee Premium Western Forage USEA Horse of the Year
  • Bates USEA Lady Rider of the Year
  • World Equestrian Brands USEA Rider of the Year
  • USEA Groom of the Year
  • Vintage Cup Award
  • Cornerstone Instructor’s Award
  • Sue Hershey Award
  • Ironmaster Trophy
  • Andrew H. Popiel Award
  • Wofford Cup
  • Governor’s Cup
  • USEA President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

There’s a lot to look forward to during this ceremony and the USEA will provide a unique, fun experience for every attendee. This event will be free and available for anyone to join.

Share the Zoom link below with your friends and family to celebrate and honor the members of our sport.

Year-End Awards Ceremony Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/99704608338?pwd=K1l5a1EzckZxcUEvOVZaRW5lbWhudz09

The password to join is ‘USEA’.

Interested in who will be featured? The 2020 Year-End Award Winners were announced earlier this week - click here to view the winners.

Please remember that you will need to have the Zoom app installed on your computer in order to participate in any of our interactive live sessions and the Annual Meeting. The app will begin downloading automatically when you click to join your first Zoom Webinar, or you can click here to download the app in advance.

The USEA would like to thank the leaderboard sponsors: Nunn Finer - sponsor of the overall leaderboards, World Equestrian Brands – sponsor of the USEA Rider of the Year, Bates Saddles – sponsor of the Lady Rider of the Year and the Mare of the Year, Standlee Premium Western Forage – sponsor of the Horse of the Year, SmartPak Equine – sponsor of the Stallion of the Year and Pony of the Year, RevitaVet – sponsor of the Young Rider of the Year, Sunsprite Warmbloods – sponsor of the Volunteer of the Year, and D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis – sponsor of the Classic Series Training Three-Day year-end Champion.

The USEA would also like to thank the USEA Corporate Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors for making this year's virtual Annual Meeting possible: Nutrena Feeds, Standlee Hay, SmartPak Equine, Mountain Horse, Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, Adequan, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

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