Dec 10, 2021

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Daily: Friday

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
USEA President Max Corcoran and USEA CEO Rob Burk lead the Board of Governors meeting. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Day one is a wrap and now it is on to day two! Today the real action kicks off as we have several exciting speakers lined up to present on countless informative and educational topics, as well as the continuation of several critical committee meetings, and the Area X Awards Ceremony this evening.

Friday's Outline

Hold on to your hats, today's schedule is a busy one! There are two tracks of presentations and open forums being offered today for our in-person attendees to choose from.

Track A features the following presentations and forums:

  • Pure Stretch Exercise Session
  • "Is There a Relationship Between Ridden Horse Behavior and the Performance of Event Horses" with Sue Dyson
  • Classic Three-Day Open Forum moderated by Gretchen Butts
  • "Flow State in Eventers" with Ashley Johnson
  • Membership Development and Affiliate Open Forum moderated by Janet Gunn and Liz Hoskinson
  • Volunteer Incentive Program Open Forum moderated by Bonnie Kibbie
  • Calendar Planning/Organizers Open Forum moderated by Jonathan Elliot
  • "The Perceived Need for Speed" with John Staples
  • "Regenerative Medicine in 2021: Overview of the Most Current Clinical Thinking" with Dr. Mark Revenaugh
  • ERAofNA Open Forum moderated by Shannon Lilley

Track B's schedule includes:

  • Preceptor Training with Cindy Deporter and Tim Murray
  • "Equine Syndication 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask!" with Yvonne Ocrant
  • "Incident Management" with Sara Broussard, Cindy Deporter, JM Durr, Rusty Lowe, Tim Murray, and Robert Stevenson
  • "ERQI Reports for Officials and How to Use Them" with Rob Burk, Cindy Deporter, Jonathan Holling, and Tim Murray
  • USEF High Performance Athletes Open Forum
  • Reviews of all of the new dressage tests for 2021 with Marilyn Payne
  • "Refining the 6- and 7-year-old Pathway Competitions" with Tim Holekamp and Marilyn Payne
  • Course Designers/Builders Open Forum moderated by Morgan Roswell
  • "ShowConnect - A Community Focused Event Management System" with Margaret Marcus and Robert Winter

Committees that are meeting today include the Young Rider Coordinators Training & Committee, Volunteer Incentive Program, ERAofNA Committee, Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee, Membership Committee, Equine Safety and Welfare Subcommittee, IT Advisory Committee, Cross-Country Builders/Designers Committee and Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee Joint Meeting, Rider Safety Subcommittee, Emerging Athletes 21 Task Force, ICP Committee, Adult Rider Coordinators, Eventing Course Designers/Builders Committee, Area Treasurers Committee, Organizers Committee, Area Treasurers and Area Council, Eventing Licensed Officials Committee, and the USEA Foundation.

Check out the rest of the week's schedule here.


For those of you tuning in from home, two separate feeds from the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention are available. The "Open Stream" feed provides livestream content that is free and available for all to watch, while the "Member Stream" feed is available for viewing free to USEA members who have joined or renewed their membership for the 2022 competition season. Click here to access the livestream and click here for the livestream schedule.

Members who haven’t yet renewed for 2022 or those who wish to join the USEA for the first time may choose from several membership options including a full competing membership or a supporting membership. Click here to join or renew your membership now in order to gain access to the member-restricted content.

Open Stream viewers will have the opportunity to stream the following sessions today:

7:30 - 8:15 a.m. MST - Pure Stretch Exercise Session

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MST - Is There a Relationship Between Ridden Horse Behavior and the Performance of Event Horses?

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. MST - Classic Series Open Forum

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. MST - Flow State in Eventers

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. MST - Volunteer Inventive Program Open Forum

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. MST - Calendar Planning/Organizers Open Forum

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. MST - Regenerative Medicine in 2021: Overview of the Most Current Clinical Thinking

Members Stream Viewers will have the following sessions available for streaming:

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. MST - Equine Syndication 101: Everything You Want to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MST - Incident Management

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. MST - ERQI Reports for Officials and How to Use Them

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. MST - USEF High Performance Athletes Open Forum (Register to attend here)

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. MST - New Dressage Tests: Starter - Modified

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. MST - New Dressage Tests: Preliminary - Advanced

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. MST - Refining the 6- and 7-year-old Pathway Competitions

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. MST - ShowConnect - a Community Focused Event Management System

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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 is taking 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 USEA would like to thank the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Gallops Saddlery, Mountain Horse USA, Nunn Finer, Nutrena, Parker Equine Insurance, RevitaVet, Rebecca Farm, SmartPak Equine, Standlee Premium Western Forage, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis Saddles, Sunsprite Warmbloods, World Equestrian Brands, Area X, and Saratoga Horseworks.

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