This year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was a special week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was several days of celebration and education and none of it would have been possible without the support of the many loyal partners of the USEA and the Convention.
The USEA would first like to thank its Corporate Level sponsors and partners, who dedicate their time and resources to the USEA programs, events, and membership year-round, helping the sport of eventing thrive in the United States. Special appreciation to Adequan “The Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA,” Bates “The Official Saddle of the USEA,” Nutrena “The Official Feed of the USEA,” Standlee Premium Western Forage “The Official Forage of the USEA, SmartPak “The Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA,” Parker Equine Insurance “The Official Equine Insurance of the USEA, Saratoga Horseworks, “The Official Horse Clothing of the USEA,” and Mountain Horse “The Official Outerwear of the USEA.”
Nunn Finer returned as the Overall Leaderboard Sponsor, supporting and recognizing USEA members at all levels throughout the year. For the individual leaderboards, World Equestrian Brands sponsored the Rider of the Year, Bates Saddles sponsored Lady Rider of the Year and Mare of the Year, RevitaVet sponsored the Young Rider of the Year, Standlee Premium Western Forage sponsored the Horse of the Year, SmartPak sponsored the Stallion of the Year and Pony of the Year, and Sunsprite Warmbloods once again sponsored the Volunteer of the Year.
Thank you to all of these leaderboard sponsors who make these year-end awards possible! Saratoga Horseworks also provided specialty show coolers to the overall leaderboard winners, as well as a special package for the groom of the year and volunteer of the year. D.G. Stackhouse and Ellis Saddles also sponsored the Classic Series Training Three-Day drawing by providing a custom saddle to that winner.
Gallops Saddlery also supported the USEA Convention this year as a contributing sponsor, and they have been a long-time supporter of the USEA and the sport of eventing.
Rebecca Farm continued their support of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention by graciously providing the continental breakfast for USEA members each morning. Their loyalty to the sport and communities around the United States have impacted countless individuals.
Lastly, the USEA’s Area X stepped up to support the USEA Year-End awards, by sponsoring the Awards Cocktail Hour, providing drink tickets to attendees. Thank you Area X for hosting the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in your Area, in Albuquerque, New Mexico!
About the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention
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! The 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention took place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 9-12, 2021. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the combinations selected to compete in the 2024 USEF Futures Team Challenge at the Carolina International CCI and Horse Trials, from March 14-17 in Raeford, North Carolina. The Challenge is designed to replicate the experience of competing within a team environment and thus is a training opportunity embedded within an existing competition at the CCI3* and CCI4* levels.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) in Parker, Colorado, has deep roots in the sport of eventing. Originally known as High Prairie Farms, owner Helen Krieble purchased the property in the early 1990s with one dream: hosting horse trials. That dream took off and for many years High Prairie Farm was host to many eventing competitions. Krieble later donated the ground to Douglas County with the agreement that the land would be used for equestrian sport and the CHP was born.
Kate Boggan describes her younger self as your typical horse-crazy kid. “As soon as I saw a horse, I was obsessed,” the born and raised Texan recalled. “It was the most expensive mistake my parents ever made taking me to my first rodeo as a toddler.”