The 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is heading to the West Coast, and we want to see you there! From December 6-10, eventers will gather together at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California to discuss, learn and celebrate the sport. With beautiful scenery and an exciting local community, Long Beach has something for everyone.
Convention registration is open. Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing. Available only for a limited time – this special fee saves you over $50.
Convention has something for everyone, but this year will focus on honoring the organizers – those hardworking members without whom the sport wouldn’t exist. Get a look behind the scenes of how an event is put on and maybe learn a few tips to help out your local organizer.
In addition, there will be a plethora of lectures and presentations about the future of the sport, horse care, riding, training, veterinary medicine, and much, much more! Attendees can attend as many meetings as they want, and will be sure to go home with a bounty of knowledge.
After a day full of learning, enjoying the company of fellow eventers, and adding your input to discussions about your sport, head out on the town to enjoy the sunshine of Long Beach.
Just a few of the highlights you’ll have to look forward to include:
Early Bird Registration
Rooms at the resort are beginning to fill, so don’t forget to book with the USEA room block. Click here for the Booking Website or call the Reservations Line (888) 627-8403. Group Code: USEA. You can register for the Convention by logging onto your Online Services Account, or by mailing in the Registration Form.
Westin Long Beach Hotel
333 East Ocean Boulevard,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562 499 2058
Fax: 562 901 3432
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