Dec 11, 2021

The USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Daily: Saturday

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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It's time to dive-in to today's USEA Annual Meeting & Convention content. Saturday is an exciting day on the schedule, as not only do we have a large variety of exciting sessions to attend or stream from home, but we also have our 2021 USEA Year-End Awards Presentation and Dinner tonight. But we have a lot to do before participants don their best attire and prepare for this evening's banquet. Check out today's run-down below!

Saturday's Outline

If you thought yesterday's schedule was exciting, wait until you see what the USEA has in store for you today! Pick your track or mix and match and get ready to hear from some of the industry's best with today's list of speakers and open forums.

Track A offers the following:

  • Pure Stretch Exercise Session
  • "Understanding Equine Activity Liability and Minimizing Risk of Exposure" with Yvonne Ocrant
  • ICP Open Forum moderated by Sharon Anthony, Phyllis Dawson, David O'Connor, Jennifer Rousseau, and Robin Walker.
  • Rule Change Open Forum moderated by Malcolm Hook
  • Young Riders Open Forum
  • Amateur and Adult Riders Open Forum: Juggling Work, Life, and Eventing moderated by Donna Bottner, Lou Leslie, Kevin Keane, and Asia Vedder
  • Intercollegiate Open Forum moderated by Leslie Threlkeld

Track B's schedule includes:

  • Safety Committee Open Forum moderated by Sarah Broussard, Mary Coldren, Jonathan Holling, and Jennifer Miller
  • "Making Strides for Equality and Growing the Sport" with Dr. Anastasia Curwood and Heather Gillette
  • "Competing in Thermally Challenging Climates" with Dr. David Marlin
  • "Eventing's Evolving: 3 Top Riders Predict What's Next" with Kyle Carter, Jonathan Holling, and Lauren Nicholson
  • Tokyo Olympic Games Review Panel with Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Doug Payne, and Tamie Smith

Committees that are meeting today include the Young Event Horse Committee, USEF Eventing Sport Committee, Area Affairs/Chairs Committee, Classic Three-Day Task Force, Intercollegiate Committee, USEF Eventing Owners' Task Force, Competition, and the Competition, Calendar, and Rules Committee.

Don't forget that at noon we have the USEA Annual Meeting of Members as well as the Keynote Presentation from this year's speaker Dr. Mark Revenaugh. Learn more about Dr. Mark Revenaugh here.

And lastly, we conclude our action-packed day with our Year-End Awards Presentation and Dinner where we celebrate several riders for their achievements throughout the year, give away hundreds of thousands in grant money, and recognize those who have contributed a lifetime to the sport.

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

Livestreaming

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 - Understanding Equine Liability and Minimizing Risk of Exposure

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MST - ICP Open Forum

11:00 - 12:00 p.m. MST - Rule Change Open Forum

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. MST - Amateur and Adult Riders Open Forum: Juggling Work, Life, and Eventing

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

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. MST - Safety Committee Open Forum

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MST - Making Strides for Equality and Growing the Sport

6:30 - 10:00 p.m. MST - Year-End Awards Presentation

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. MST - Eventing's Evolving: 3 Top Riders Predict What's Next

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. MST - Tokyo Olympic Games Review Panel

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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.

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