Lexington, Ky.—October 2, 2019—The USHJA is pleased to announce World Equestrian Center as the presenting sponsor of the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting taking place Sunday, December 8, to Thursday, December 12 at the Denver Hilton City Center in Denver, Colorado.
“We’re thrilled to welcome back World Equestrian Center as presenting sponsor of the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting,” said Mary Babick, president of the USHJA. “We are looking forward to a great meeting of networking, education and discussion and have an exciting agenda planned for our members.”
Each year approximately 300 members attend the USHJA Annual Meeting. This year's meeting will feature educational sessions, rule change proposal forums and the chance for members to connect with their peers, meet with Association leadership and celebrate the accomplishments of their fellow equestrians.
The meeting kicks off with USHJA Zone committees and USHJA Affiliates gathering on the first days to discuss ways to serve the USHJA membership based on their geographical needs. Throughout the Annual Meeting, USHJA committees and the Board of Directors will discuss plans for enhancing the sport, including considering Rule Change Proposals that aim to create new opportunities, support horse and rider well-being, encourage fairness, and overall benefit the sport and those in it.
Tuesday night will feature USHJA's premier awards ceremony, USHJA Evening of Equestrians, which will be followed by the Awards Dinner After-Party. The evening will feature a formal sit-down dinner and presentations honoring some of the most influential equestrians in our industry. USHJA will recognize the USHJA Nominee for the USEF Youth Sportsman's Award and recipients of the USHJA Youth Leadership Award, Dash for Cash Award, Mrs. A.C. Randolph Owner's Legacy Award, Vital Horse Show Staff Award, Amateur Sportsmanship Award, Jane Marshall Dillon Award, Presentation of Director Emeritus, President's Distinguished Service Awards, Volunteer of Year Award and culminate with the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The USHJA sends a special thank you to our Zone 8 Affiliates that are showing their support of the 2019 Annual Meeting: Colorado Hunter Jumper Association and Arizona Hunter Jumper Association. Thank you as well to Charles Owen, EMO Insurance, Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Hodges Badge Company, The National Western Stock Show, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, US Equestrian and USHJA Zone 8.
For more information about the USHJA Annual Meeting, including the schedule and accommodations, visit ushja.org/AnnualMeeting.