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!
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:
Track B's schedule includes:
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.
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.
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.
The countdown is on for the 2022 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds! This year, the USEA AEC moves to the beautiful Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana. The AEC will move back to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2023, so if you have ever dreamed of riding in the Flathead Valley of Montana with views of Glacier National Park, you won’t want to miss this year’s very special opportunity.
USEA Podcast host Nicole Brown is joined by USEA CEO Rob Burk and USEA President Max Corcoran to look back on the highlights of the season so far. From the big five-stars to the road to Pratoni and what to look forward to this year.
When Auburn University’s Alayna Backel jumped the final jump on her cross-country course today you couldn’t even hear the announcer over the mob of Auburn students, fans, and family members standing at the finish flags. As the last member of the Auburn War Eagles team to compete at the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships, Backel’s double-clear cross-country round with Amy Dobbins’ 17-year-old Halflinger gelding Oliver Twist (Aurora x Ludora de Las Perlas) solidified Auburn’s first victory at the Intercollegiate Championships in three years on a cumulative team score of 79.23.
It has been three years since Auburn University has clinched the title of USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Champions, but the team aimed to rectify that at the 2022 Championships by sending six teams to compete, one of which, the Auburn War Eagles, sits in the pole position following the first day of competition.