Dec 07, 2020

USEA Podcast #272: USEA Convention Preview

By USEA

The 2020 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is upon us, listeners! Being held virtually this year, the USEA Convention will run Tuesday, December 8 through Friday, December 11, culminating in the USEA Virtual Annual Meeting & Keynote Address on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. This week's show features host Nicole Brown speaking with USEA CEO Rob Burk and Diarm Byrne of EquiRatings about the upcoming week.

  • Burk leads off with an explanation of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, for those who might not have attended one in person in years past. Hosting the Convention virtually this year gives the USEA the chance to broadcast a taste of what the in-person event is like to a larger audience. Byrne chimes in with his observations of the Convention, which he and Sam Watson have attended for several years.
  • Brown and Burk preview a few of the virtual sessions that will be open and available for viewers, including the Rules Open Forum (Tuesday, December 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET), the USEF High Performance session (Wednesday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET), and Engineering Success - From Personal Milestones to Team Gold Medals with EquiRatings (Friday, December 11 at 12:00 p.m. ET). For a look at the full schedule for the week, including open sessions and closed meetings, click here.
  • On Saturday, attention will turn to the USEA Virtual Annual Meeting & Keynote Address, held virtually via Zoom at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Annual Meeting of Members is a time for the eventing community to gather to review the successes of the past year and vote on important business of the Association. Following the Annual Meeting of Members is the keynote address, which this year will feature two female eventing powerhouses: 2020 USEA Rider of the Year Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and British five-star eventer Piggy March. Learn more about our keynote speakers here.
  • The USEA Virtual Annual Meeting & Keynote Address will be free to join with the only requirement being that you must be a registered 2021 USEA member (at any level) to participate. Membership must be renewed by Wednesday, December 9 to receive information on how to register for the Annual Meeting. Click here for more information on registering for Annual Meeting.

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Area IV to Host Their First YEH/FEH/NEH Qualifier at Woodloch Stable in Hugo, MN

The USEA offers many programs to help the development of upcoming event horses such as the Future Event Horse (FEH) program which focuses on yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, and 4-year-olds, the Young Event Horse (YEH) program which serves as an eventing talent search for 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds under saddle, and the New Event Horse program which is an adaption of the YEH program that was designed to serve as an introduction of the sport of eventing for horse and rider that provides a stepping stone to recognized eventing. For the first time ever, USEA Area IV will be hosting a competition that features all three of these programs at Woodloch Stable in Hugo, Minnesota on July 9, 2022.

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Meet the Teams of the 2022 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

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MARS Bromont Rising Recipients Announced

Entries are strong leading up to the exciting return of the MARS Bromont CCI that is taking place June 8-12 in rural Bromont, Quebec. Bromont is a popular destination for North American competitors who are eager to return to this 1976 Olympic Games venue just 90 minutes from Burlington, Vermont.

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Four U.S. Based Pairs Set Sights on Luhmühlen CCI5*-L

Five-star season is well underway and four U.S.-based pairs have turned their focus toward the CCI5*-L at the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials which takes place June 16-19 in Salzhausen, Germany. We caught up with each rider to get their thoughts on their decision to make the trek overseas and what they hope their horses glean from the experience.

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