2023 Central Zone Championships

Come join in the celebration!

We’re looking forward to welcoming Working Equitation fans from near and far to the 2023 Central Zone Championships at the lovely Elkhorn Equestrian Center in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

There are MANY ways to get involved! Signing up to compete, of course, is the best way to participate — without competitors, shows can’t happen. We’re counting on at least 35 entries to make this event viable. Bring a friend!

In addition to competing, you can  volunteer, both before and at the event. Before the event, we need volunteers to help solicit donations for our Prize Giveaway Table, Competitor Swag Bags, and Special Awards.  At the event, we will need two scribes, 2 obstacle re-setters, and at least one person to keep the officials and volunteers well-stocked with beverages and snacks throughout the weekend. 

Costs ($525 w/out cattle trial; $675 with cattle trial)
$400 entry
$100 stall
$150 cattle trial
$25 Photographer fee

Polly Limond, S, California
Barbara Price, R, California

Technical Delegate:
Olga Hendrickson, Colorado


Entry Deadlines:
August 1, 2023
Late entries honored up to September 20, 2023 with $100 additional fee

Equine Health Requirements:
Coggins Health Certificate if travelling from out of state, proof of vaccination or two-week temperature check log. (Must bring to veterinary check on site).

Refund / Cancellation Policy:
50% refund with veterinary or doctor note. 
Substitution of qualified horse or rider allowed with no penalty.


The 2023 Central Zone Championship will give you the opportunity to meet other people from across the country who share your love of working equitation.

With lots of social activities planned, this event is more than just a horse show; it’s a community celebration!



USAWE Logo design by Alexandra Crippen of Crippen Designs.

The logo represents the four trials of Working Equitation and highlights the diversity for which the sport is known in the United States. 

  • The first image depicts a mule, being ridden in western tack and attire in the Dressage trial.
  • The second image showcases an Iberian horse in traditional Iberian tack and attire performing in the EOH trial.
  • The third image shows a horse of indeterminate breeding and a rider in English tack and attire, competing in the Speed trial.
  • Together, all three riders represent a team competing together in the Cattle trial. Although the cow is not shown directly, the three teammates are working in concert. The image is intended to elicit the feeling of excitement and movement as the team moves their designated cow toward the holding pen to the far right, off the page. (Think of it as a "silent cow", much as the letter "e" at the end of a word is often referred to as "the silent 'e'" in recognition of its existence without being read aloud).

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