With the AEC in our rearview mirror, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) is excited to set our sights on the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, taking place in charming Savannah, GA! On December 7-11, 2022, USEA members will converge on the heart of Savannah’s Historic District at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel to discuss, learn, and enjoy being surrounded by other eventing enthusiasts. The USEA will also celebrate the 8th Eventing Hall of Fame in true southern style by inducting several new members to the current esteemed group of 47 legends who have made a significant difference in the sport of eventing.
The highly anticipated Convention Schedule is now available here on USEventing.com. The 2022 Convention will feature two tracks of educational seminars for members to attend throughout the week, as well as the Annual Meeting of Members Luncheon and Keynote address, and the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday, December 10, 2022. The Convention will conclude with the USEA Board of Governor’s Meeting on Sunday.
For everything you need to know to make the most of your 2022 Convention experience, please read below:
Event: 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, featuring the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame
Dates: December 7-11, 2022
Location: Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel, Two Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Located on the Savannah Riverfront the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel is within blocks of Savannah’s best shopping, dining, museums, and nightlife. To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SAVRS/G-USEA
Transportation: The nearest airports are the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV- 10.4 mi) and the Hilton Head Island, SC Airport (HHH- 35.1 mi). Eight airlines serve SAV with around 60 daily nonstop departures and several additional seasonal nonstop flights. SAV is also the preferred airport of the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel.
Amtrak’s Silver Service/Palmetto trains offer daily service between Savannah and New York, Washington, DC, Charleston, SC, and Jackson, Tampa, Miami and Orlando, FL.
If you are driving to the Convention, I-95 runs north/south and I-16 runs east/west through Savannah. If you are approaching from the Savannah International Airport, take I-95 South to I-16 East. Exit at Montgomery St. Turn right onto Bay Street. The Hyatt Regency Savannah hotel is three blocks on left. If you are approaching from Jacksonville, take I-95 North to I-16 east. Exit at Montgomery St. Turn Right on Bay Street. The Hyatt Regency Savannah is three blocks on left. The Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel offers secure underground valet parking or self-parking at a nearby City of Savannah garage.
Rental cars can be reserved at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport from Enterprise, Firefly, Hertz, Fox and Alamo car rentals. Various taxies, Lyft (Lyft.com), Uber (Uber.com), horse-drawn carriages, trolley tours and pedicabs are also available.
Activities & Tourist Attractions:
Show Us Your Badge: The Show Us Your Badge program gives Convention attendees access to discounts all over the city when you present your USEA Annual Meeting & Convention ID. Discounts on dining, tours and attractions, shopping and lifestyle activities can be discovered here. As with visiting any large city we recommend removing your badge before leaving the hotel and carrying it in your pocket or purse. Don’t be a prey for pickpockets and panhandlers.
10 Must Do Activites in Savannah:
The USEA would like to thank the support of the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention sponsors: Adequan, Bates Saddles, Mountain Horse, Nutrena Feeds, Parker Equine Insurance, Standlee Premium Products, SmartPak, Kerrits, Capital Square, Nunn Finer, RevitaVet, D.G. Stackhouse & Ellis, World Equestrian Brands, Rebecca Farm, Gallops Saddlery and more.
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 is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia on December 7-11, 2022. This year will be special as the USEA honors new inductees into the USEA Eventing Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more about the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.
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