The 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting kicks off today in West Palm Beach, Florida, featuring a five-day lineup of informational and educational opportunities as well as the annual awards gala. The meeting takes place at Hilton West Palm Beach, and to accommodate those of us unable to attend in person many of the sessions will be live streamed via USEF Network.
Here’s everything you need to participate whether from near or afar!
2019 Annual Meeting highlights:
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., join US Equestrian President Murray Kessler for the Welcome Reception sponsored by the Palm Beach Sports Commission for poolside cocktails and appetizers on the outdoor lawn.
On Thursday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m., catch the centerpiece event, the General Session: “Members Make It Happen,” with Kessler and US Equestrian senior staff. Hear about the year’s key achievements, discover how US Equestrian is facing its challenges, learn how members can power action and change in horse sports, and look ahead to 2019. The General Session also will be streamed live and will be available afterwards for on-demand viewing.
Kick off the 2019 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m., with a full slate of educational opportunities, including workshops and panels.
- SafeSport: What You Need to Know
- Competition and Member Summit, with panelists to include USEA CEO Rob Burk
- Buying, Selling and Leasing Horses with Confidence
- Building a Successful Equestrian Business
- Growing the Grassroots
- Major Rules Changes: News to Know
- The Power of Media and Membership
SafeSport has been high on the US Equestrian agenda throughout the year and again takes precedence at the annual meeting. A SafeSport discussion featuring Olympic show jumper Anne Kursinski, HBO’s The Tale director Jennifer Fox, and U.S. Center for SafeSport investigator Scott Lewis, with moderator Sonja Keating, takes place on Wednesday at 8 a.m. and is accessible via live stream. Need to complete your SafeSport training? Free SafeSport training is being offered on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 9:30-11 a.m. Register now for a SafeSport training session.