The 2017 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Annual Meeting and Convention is two months away, and the forecast looks great! The USEA has exceptional educational seminars planned, great meetings, and over-the-top receptions and awards functions. Join the USEA in Long Beach, California, December 6-10 for a long weekend of sunshine, education, discussions, and celebration.
The tentative schedule is available online in order to help members plan their stay and choose their tracks. The focus of this year’s Convention is on event organizers, who truly keep this sport running in the United States. The schedule this year offers a variety of tracks to choose from: “USEA,” “Events,” “Eventers,” and “Equine.” Members will notice each track may offer various things to pique their interest or involvement in the sport, but each track is geared toward a common theme.
Explore the tentative schedule and the various tracks here.
There will also be two fun contests to give members the chance to win Convention tickets! Follow the USEA Facebook page closely on Thursday, October 19, and on Thursday, November 2 for your chance to win. The contests and their dates will be run are as follows:
October 19 – #TBT Photo Caption Contest to win 1 Convention Registration Ticket!
November 2 – Trivia Thursday to win 2 Convention Lunch Tickets!
In order to win, you must follow the USEA on Facebook and comment on the contest posts to be entered. Winners will be announced 24 hours after the initial postings.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Boyd Martin, an eventing fan favorite and accomplished Olympian. Martin will be leading his speech during the USEA Annual Meeting of Members at lunch on Saturday, December 9. Catch up on the other noteworthy Convention highlights here.
Convention Registration is now open! The Early Bird discounted rate expired on September 30, but regular registration rates are now available to active USEA members by logging into your Online Services account or by registering here. The cutoff date for registration is November 15, so be sure to register soon.
About the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention
The USEA Annual Meeting and 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 eventing enthusiasts. The 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention will take place at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA. December 6-10, 2017. Rooms are filling fast, so make sure to book today! Click here for booking or use the reservation line (888)-627-8403.
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