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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The USEA would like to thank the USEA Corporate Partners and Annual Meeting Sponsors for making this year's virtual meeting possible: Nutrena Feeds, Standlee Hay, SmartPak Equine, Mountain Horse, Bates Saddles, Parker Equine Insurance, Adequan, and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

Feb 02, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

Feb 02, 2023 Classic Series

Blast from the Past: Compete in a USEA Classic Series Event in 2023

Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.

Feb 01, 2023 Profile

Rescue Horse Runaway Romeo Finds His Calling

Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

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