Dressage: The Next Frontier
Dear Dressage Enthusiast,
Region 9 is excited to welcome the USDF membership to Houston, TX for the 2021 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. We look forward to showing you southern hospitality, Texas style, December 1-4, 2021.
USDF is facing and embracing the challenges of the “new normal” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and hosting the convention is no exception. While USDF staff are still planning out the logistics, the 2021 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention will continue to be where members and attendees can play an active role in USDF governance. Attendees will still be able to learn about the latest developments in the sport, as well as attend open meetings, forums, and take advantage of educational offerings.
The host hotel will be the JW Marriot Houston by the Galleria, located in uptown Houston, TX. Directly across from the hotel is the Galleria, the city's expansive shopping mall which offers a wide selection of shopping and dining. Meetings will be conducted in their recently renovated meeting spaces that reflect the luxury found in the Galleria neighborhood.
If you have time for sight-seeing, the hotel is in close driving distance to many of Houston’s premier attractions, including the Houston Zoo, the Space Center Houston, and the Downtown Aquarium. December temperatures on average are in the 60s, which is perfect for getting out and seeing the area.
As a member of USDF, help influence the direction of our sport and push it to new heights as we push on to the next frontier of dressage. As always, keep an eye on the convention website and follow USDF on social media for the latest updates.
On behalf of the members and GMOs of Region 9, we look forward to seeing you in Houston!
Region 9 Director