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.
Get to know each United States Eventing Association (USEA) Areas a little better in this new series, Meet the Areas! This month’s feature is USEA Area I which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in the 1960s, Area I was the birthplace of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) which was founded in 1959 and would later evolve into the USEA in 2001. In 2021 just under 800 members made up the membership count in Area I.
Trainers, riders, parents, and more are in for a real treat when the all-new USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels is officially released. Those participating in the 2022 USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium at Barnstaple South Farm in Ocala, Florida on February 8-9 will be the first to set eyes on this all-encompassing guide that has been two years in the making.
The USEA established the Young Event Horse (YEH) program in 2004 to identify young horses that possess the talent and disposition to, with proper training, excel at the uppermost levels of the sport. While the goal of the YEH program is to identify horses that will be successful at the four- and five-star levels, horses with the potential for lower-level success are also showcased by the program.
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.