Erik Duvander Announced as Keynote Speaker of 2018 USEA Convention

Lauren Kieffer reflects on her cross country round at Badminton 2018 with Erik Duvander. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Exciting news! The USEA has announced that Erik Duvander will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention, December 5-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Erik was appointed to the role of U.S. Performance Director for Eventing in October of 2017 and we’re all excited to hear his reflections on his first year with the program and his thoughts for the future. The keynote address is always a highlight of the convention; recent speakers have included Boyd Martin in 2017 and William Fox-Pitt in 2016, both of whom brought the house down with their humor and insight.

In addition to Erik’s address, the convention will feature a packed four-day schedule of forums, lectures, award-givings and the Hall of Fame ceremony which will induct six eventing legends: Capt. Mark Phillips, Karen O’Connor, Nina and Tim Gardner, Marty Simensen, Howard Simpson, and Kerry Millikin’s Thoroughbred, Out and About. Learn more about this year’s inductees here.

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel will play host to this year’s convention. We hear that rooms are filling fast, so be sure to book yours today — click here to make a reservation online or call the reservation line at (888) 627-7033. Visit the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention page for more info and updates. Hope to see you there!

[Announcing the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting: Erik Duvander]