Dec 11, 2023

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention

By Kate Lokey - USEA Staff
USEA/Meagan DeLisle photo

This year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention was a special week in St. Louis, Missouri. It included several days of celebration and education, including the year-end annual awards ceremony, as well as the Annual Meeting of Members with very special keynote presentation by Dr. Temple Grandin at the USEA luncheon. 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,” and Capital Square “The Official Real Estate Partner 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.

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. Additionally, Bates provided prizes for packages given to the Beginner Novice and Modified Three-Day winners.

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.

Lastly, the USEA’s Area IV stepped up to support the USEA Convention, and the USEA was thrilled to host the Convention in St. Louis, Missouri 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.

The USEA would also like to thank all USEA members for their support of eventing, and the USEA wishes all members and supporters a very happy holiday season. Please save the date for the 2024 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in Seattle, Washington, Dec. 11-15.

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 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention took place in St. Louis, Missouri, on Dec. 7-10, 2023, and next year’s USEA Annual Meeting & Convention will take place in Seattle, Washington, Dec. 11-15, 2024. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.

The USEA would like to thank the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Capital Square, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, Kerrits, Horse & Country,Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, Rebecca Farm, RevitaVet, SmartPak, Standlee, and World Equestrian Brands.

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Grab Your USEA Gear at the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event!

There are so many things to love about the Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event and the opportunity to peruse the booths of so many amazing vendors is definitely one of them! Don’t forget to stop by the USEA booth, located just behind the Rolex Stadium next to the large Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event booth, to stock up on all of your favorite USEA apparel.

Official Corporate Sponsors of the USEA

Official Joint Therapy Treatment of the USEA

Official Feed of the USEA

Official Saddle of the USEA

Official Real Estate Partner of the USEA

Official Equine Insurance of the USEA

Official Forage of the USEA

Official Supplement Feeding System of the USEA

Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA

Official Horse Boot of the USEA