Clayton Fredericks presented a heartfelt keynote address that focused on his family at the start of the members' annual meeting.
Members elect the Board of Governors.
Members of the USEA Executive Committee presented the organization's financial and membership numbers for the year.
Clayton, who is the lead singer of a rock band, treated the attendees of the annual meeting to an entertaining song about USEF President David O'Connor.
The US Pan American gold medal winning team reviewed their experience for a captivated crowd.
Bit of Britain's John Nunn coaxed around $16,000 out of the generous attendees at the live auction benefiting the USEA.
The atmosphere was lively and much fun was had by all!
Kisses and hugs from top riders like Jonathan Holling were bartered for bids.
Clayton helped John get the most out of a lovely Five Star Tack bridle.
The live auction was a good time to buy Christmas gifts.
Everyone enjoyed the evening festivities.
Nina Ligon donated a Hybrid Point Two Air Vest and demonstrated its function for the crowd.
The current USEA President, Brian Sabo, welcomed everyone to the Awards Dinner Saturday evening.
The food was great.
The company was even better!
The Sheraton Music City hotel was a beautiful venue for the 2011 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.