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The 2018 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is here! Eventers from all across the country are currently flocking to New Orleans, Louisiana, for four days of seminars, meetings and open forums — all designed to help USEA members be more involved in governing the sport.
The action kicks off today with committee meetings and the first of the educational sessions on the jam-packed schedule. Curious as to who is speaking? You can read bios on all the speakers in the USEA Convention program. This evening’s USEA Board of Governors Reception will serve as the highlight on Thursday’s agenda.
The USEA Year End Awards Ceremony will be held during lunch tomorrow, and the Event Riders Association of North America Year End Awards will cap Friday’s action. Be sure to check back to EN tomorrow for a list of the award and grant winners.
Saturday is the most highly anticipated day at the USEA Convention, with the Annual Meeting of Members taking place during lunch, along with the keynote address from Erik Duvander, USEF Performance Director for Eventing.
New members are inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame every third year, and the 7th Annual USEA Hall of Fame Gala will take place Saturday night. Nina and Tim Gardner, Karen O’Connor, Capt. Mark Phillips, Marty Simensen, Howard Simpson, and Kerry Millikin’s Thoroughbred Out And About will all be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Many of the meetings and sessions at the USEA Convention will be streamed live this year thanks to RNS Video Media. The Open Stream will show content that is free and available for all to watch, while the Member Stream is only available to USEA members who have joined or renewed their membership for the 2019 season.
Be sure to follow along with the USEA’s coverage here. Keep it locked on EN for everything you need to know from New Orleans. Go Eventing.