This year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was a special week in Savannah, Georgia. It included several days of celebration and education, including the year-end annual awards ceremony, as well as the USEA’s Hall of Fame Gala. This week and weekend would not 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 “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,” Kerrits “The Official Competition and Training Apparel of the USEA,” Capital Square “The Official Real Estate Partner 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 sponsored the Horse of the Year, Capital Square sponsored the Adult Amateur 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! D.G. Stackhouse and Ellis Saddles also sponsored the Classic Series Novice and Training Three-Day sweepstakes by providing a custom saddle to the winner of each of those categories.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation stepped up as a Silver Level sponsor of the USEA Convention this year, and also led a great discussion on the practical application of equine research findings to your horse’s health.
Rebecca Farm continued their support of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention by graciously providing the coffee and continental breakfast for USEA members each morning. Their loyalty to the sport and communities around the United States have impacted countless individuals.
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.
Lastly, the USEA’s Area III stepped up to support the USEA Convention, and the USEA was thrilled to host the Convention in Savannah, Georgia this year. Thank you to everyone for their support, and thank you to everyone who attended the convention and this great week for the sport.
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 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention took place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia, December 7-11, 2022. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
The 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors! The USEA would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Capital Square, D. G. Stackhouse and Ellis, Gallops Saddlery, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Kerrits, Mountain Horse, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, Rebecca Farm, RevitaVet, SmartPak, Standlee and World Equestrian Brands.
Save the date for next year’s Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, December 6-10, 2023.
Has this horse quality? The answer is definitely yes. This first impression is so important. As a selector for the Goresbridge Go for Gold Event horse sale, I have an abbreviation ‘GPO’ which stands for "Good Pull Out." It means that the first look prompts the potential client the need to bring the horse out of his box for a further look.
It was a beautiful but chilly weekend in the pines at the Setters' Run Farm Carolina International. After a record-setting 19.4 in the CCI4*-S dressage, Will Coleman became the first three-time winner in the event's history when he led from start to finish on Hyperion Stud's Chin Tonic HS.
West Coast eventers experienced tremendous success in 2022. Tamie Smith recorded top-10 finishes at Badminton in England, at the FEI World Championships at Pratoni in Italy, and at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. Helen Alliston won the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, and Tommy Greengard captured the USEA Intermediate Championship at the USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), presented by Nutrena Feeds. James Alliston returned to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event for the first time since 2017 and finished third in the CCI4*-S.
I first met Moose (JC: Plain Brown Wrap) when he was an 18-year-old lesson horse in April 2020 in Texas. I was a 40-year-old mom of four young girls who had stopped riding before my 20s but had somehow convinced my husband to buy a pony for our girls two years earlier. But once COVID hit, to get some “me” time, I started taking jump lessons at the eventing barn where we boarded our pony.