Get On Track at The 2017 USEA Convention

It’s that time of year again as we gear up for the 2017 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention! Convention is the meeting ground of educated professionals, top riders and passionate eventing supporters, and this year it will be held December 6-10 in Long Beach, California at the Westin Long Beach Hotel.

The USEA Convention has a lot to offer. So much, that it can be a little overwhelming when you first check out the schedule. There are countless open forums, informative presentations and educational opportunities If you want to get your opinion heard, Convention is the place to do it!

Fortunately, our friends at the USEA have made your life a little easier this year by dividing the schedule into three distinct tracks based on your interests: Eventer, Events and Equine. Here are a few highlights for each tack: 


The eventers track is for, you guessed it, eventers!

Introduction to EquiRatings in America with Jenni Autry, Diarm Byrne and Robert Winter
Friday, December 8, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

USEF Eventing High Performance Riders with New Eventing Performance Director Erik Duvander
Thursday, December 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2018 Dressage Test Preview with Marilyn Payne, Gretchen Butts and Matt Brown
Friday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


The events track has been designed for anyone who consistently is involved at competitions. Think organizers, competitors and volunteers.

Plans for the Fair Hill CCI4* with Fair Hill Competitions Manager Ann Haller
Friday, December 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Get FREE Tax Money for your Event! with USEA CEO Rob Burk
Thursday, December 7, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Amateur & Adult Rider Open Forum with Dawn Robbins & Donna Bottner
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


The equine track will cover a variety of topics related to equine care and health.

USEA Funded Equine Health Research with Katherine Cooper and Dr. Mike Van Noy
Friday, December 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Making Good Decisions with Max Corcoran
Thursday, December 7, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Form to Function for the Event Horse: Hoof Care & Anatomy with Bill Merfy
Friday, December 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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