Ocala, Florida - On Friday April 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ocala Horse Properties International 3-Day Festival of Eventing, the USEA will hold a town hall meeting. This meeting will be the first of approximately 11 town hall meetings being scheduled around the country in 2016. The town hall meetings will be a continuation of the Eventing 2016-2026 Summit which was held at the 2015 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Those in attendance will be invited to discuss the issues facing the sport and their recommendations on how the USEA can address them. Members of the USEA Board of Governors, USEA staff and local leadership will be present to listen and take notes on the input provided. All town hall meetings will be free and open to all people with a stake in U.S. Eventing.

Topics discussed during the town hall will most likely include:

  • Eventing Costs
  • Growing the Number of Eventers
  • 21st Century Sport/Business
  • Calendar of Events
  • Education
  • Organizing Events
  • Professionals
  • Amateurs
  • Other points that members feel need to be addressed 

The town halls will be structured in such a way that all those present will be given the opportunity to speak in an open and respectful forum. All input will be compiled by the USEA for future consideration and/or implementation.

The tentative list of USEA town hall meetings will include:

  • Area III Ocala Horse Properties Int. 3-Day Festival of Eventing (April 13-17)  Town hall date: Friday, April 15 Time: 6:00 p.m. Location on site: VIP Tent
  • Area V Holly Hill Spring H.T. (April 23-24)
  • Area VI TBD
  • Area VIII TBD
  • Area IX Colorado Horse Park CCI2*/1*, CIC2* & H.T. (June 2-5)
  • Area IV Roebke’s Run CCI & CIC2/1 & H.T. (June 9-12) 
  • Area II The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (July 15-17)
  • Area X TBD
  • Area VII Event at Rebecca Farm (July 21-24)
  • Area I Millbrook Horse Trials (August 4-7)
  • National Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships (September 1-4) 

A report of all the information gathered throughout the year will be given at the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting at Convention in Hollywood, Florida on December 7-11. The report will also include a status update on the proposals put forward during the Eventing Summit 2016-2026.
For more information, contact Rob Burk, USEA CEO.

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