The 2020 USEA Virtual Annual Meeting was an experience unlike any other, and over 210 people attended Saturday’s meeting. Not only was Saturday’s Annual Meeting and keynote address a success, but in coordination with various sponsors and partners, the USEA was able to bring its members and followers additional educational experiences.
The USEA would like to thank all of the presenters of the live webinar sessions including: Malcom Hook for Tuesday’s Rules Open Forum, US Equestrian’s Jenni Autry and Erik Duvander for Wednesday’s USEF High Performance presentation, Coach Daniel Stewart and Coach Tony Sandoval for Thursday’s mental and physical performance webinars, the USEA Eventing Licensed Officials Committee led by Cindy DePorter and Tim Murray for Thursday’s open forum, the USEA Volunteer Committee led by Bonnie Kibbie for Friday’s volunteer open forum, and lastly, EquiRatings’ Sam Watson and Diarm Byrne for the insightful discussion on engineering success.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation also sponsored the USEA Annual Meeting week, offering educational experiences through their vet chat series:
The USEA would like to thank the USEA Corporate Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors for making this year's virtual meeting possible: Nutrena Feeds, Standlee Hay, SmartPak Equine, Mountain Horse, Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, Adequan, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
The USEA 2020 year-end annual awards will take place Friday, January 8, 2021 and 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 Hay – 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 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.
It’s the turn of the world’s best Eventing athletes to stand under the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games spotlight over the next few days as all but one of the horses presented at this morning’s horse inspection at Baji Koen Equestrian Park were confirmed for action by the Ground Jury.
And they're off! Eventing kicks off today in Tokyo (Thursday, July 29 – 7:30 p.m. ET), with the first of three Olympic dressage sessions. Competitors from 29 nations will go head to head, vying for a spot on the coveted Olympic podium.
There were a few last-minute dramas at the first horse inspection for the Tokyo Olympics which took place in the main equestrian park at Baji Koen Equestrian Centre at 9:30 a.m. JST today.