Affiliate Organizations

USAWE understands the important role that local groups play in helping people learn about Working Equitation and organizing WE events in their area.

USAWE offers independent local organizations involved in WE the opportunity to be officially recognized as USAWE Affiliate Organizations. This page lists the current Affiliate Organizations.

At the end of each membership year (Dec. 1-Nov. 30), our adult members of USAWE are given the option to designate $5 from their membership to an Affiliate Organization of their choice.

To apply to be recognized as a USAWE Affiliate Organization, please visit our Membership page, fill out the online application, and submit the fee using the payment button. 

Arizona – Tucson

Arizona Working Equitation Club

Email: arizonawec@gmail.com 
Phone #: 520-591-3649
Website: www.azwec.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AZWEC

Main Contact: Amy Star

The Arizona Working Equitation Club hosts a series of schooling shows and rated shows each year. AZWEC offers year end high point awards for members participating in each years AZWEC shows. The club shares learning opportunities such as clinics, ride a tests, and lessons with its members. AZWEC also carries insurance to assist show coordinators with shows and clinics. AZWEC is a fun supportive group of horsemen that enjoy the camaraderie and challenge of the sport of Working Equitation.

Arizona Working Equitation Club
P.O. Box 65957
Tucson, AZ 85728

Arizona – Scottsdale

US Mangalarga Marchador Association

Email: lynnkelley@me.com 
Phone #: 602-999-3915
Website: www.namarchador.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/usmma2

Main Contact: Lynn Kelley

The USMMA is a non-profit group of members from the US and Canada.  We are a small, passionate group that own or just love Mangalarga Marchador horses, an Iberian-based Brazilian breed.  The association’s main focus is on our registry and breed standards that follow and mimic the original Brazilian association, the ABCCMM.  We are an official affiliate of the ABCCMM and work closely with them in many areas.  Here in North America, we actively promote and publicize the Mangalarga Marchador breed to grow their numbers and encourage participation in local events and sports.  

US Mangalarga Marchador Association
10487 E Rising Sun Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Colorado – Erie

High Country Working Equitation

Main Contact: Carissa Cumine

High Country Working Equitation (HCWE) is a Colorado 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation supported through sponsorship and club membership dues and fees paid to attend our shows and clinics. It is our desire to offer a variety of educational and competitive opportunities for riders engaged in Working Equitation with the end goal to assist in sending U.S riders to represent American cultural traditions on the international stage.

High Country Working Equitation
P.O. Box 546
Mead, CO 80542

Georgia – Powder Springs

Working Equitation Georgia

Main Contact: Laurie Wilson

WEGA is a non-profit group founded to advance the participation of Working Equitation in the great state of Georgia. Our current mission is to provide fun and affordable ways to introduce the versatile sport of Working Equitation to as many horse folks and disciplines as possible with fun and affordable play days, clinics, and schooling shows. As our participation grows, WEGA will include memberships with discounts to WEGA events, host guest clinicians and judges from outside GA, facilitate more schooling shows, and eventually look to host a B rated show.

Working Equitation Georgia
1321 Corner Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Idaho – Spirit Lake

Idaho Panhandle Working Equitation

Email: ipweidaho@gmail.com
Website: ipwe.us
Facebook page: facebook.com/ipweidaho

Main Contact: Kristine Strasburger

IPWE promotes the sport of Working Equitation through educational initiatives, community outreach, competitions, clinics, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning activities throughout the Idaho Panhandle and surrounding regions of eastern Washington and western Montana in a way that promotes the welfare of the horse and the practice of good horsemanship.

Idaho Panhandle Working Equitation
P.O. Box 593
Spirit Lake, ID 83869

Illinois – Hampshire

Fox Valley Saddle Association

Email: sklinkey@gmail.com
Website: www.fvsa.org 
Facebook page: facebook.com/fvsa.org/

Main Contact: Sandy Klinkey

Fox Valley Saddle Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 that prides itself on its involvement in serving the horse community. We are a members only organization. Our members volunteer their time to provide not only FVSA members but also the general public with community events and horse shows. Specifically offering to the Working Equitation world Play Days, Schooling Shows and Recognized USAWE Shows.

Fox Valley Saddle Association
44W300 Rohrsen Road
Hampshire, IL 60140

Illinois – Woodstock

KarMik Acres, Inc.

Main Contact: Karen Boso

KarMik Acres has constructed an over-the-top, regulation obstacle course and hosts Working Equitation Shows, Practice Sessions & Mini clinics. Karen is an accredited judge and Technical Delegate with USAWE. Karen and Mike hold multiple Year End awards in Levels 1-5. Low pressure, no drama – join the fun!

KarMik Acres, Inc.
4010 S Cherry Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

Kansas – Tecumseh

Working Equitation of Kansas

Email: therockinrc@gmail.com 
Phone: 785-224-1747
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WEKANSAS 

Main Contact: Cindy Branham

Working Equitation Kansas is a riding club to promote Working Equitation! Working Equitation is a 3-4 stage Competition that builds the all around working horse. Together, equestrians of all riding disciplines can find common ground to work together to build our horses into all around, balanced working horses. WEKS sponsors, clinics, play days, schooling shows, and B-Rated Licensed Working Equitation Competitions. We have a Buckle Show Series every year, with Year-End awards too! Come ride with us in Kansas!

Working Equitation of Kansas
6248 SE 45th St
Tecumseh, KS 66542

Maryland – Woodbine

Main Contact: Barb Sullivan

Oak Spring Equestrian promotes the sport of working equitation in Maryland by organizing clinics, shows, playdays and seminars at our farm.

Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
15205 Bushy Park Rd.
Woodbine, MD 21797

Montana – Billings

Laurel Saddle Club

Email: laurelsaddleclub@yahoo.com 
Phone #: 406-671-2503

Main Contact: Jody Anderson

The mission of the Laurel Saddle Club is to maintain and provide a venue for Equine and Community events and activities, promoting responsible horse ownership, education and safe family fun.

Laurel Saddle Club
P.O. Box 30413
Billings, MT 59107

Montana – Wolf Creek

Run-A-Muck Ranch

Email: torunamucksome@gmail.com
Phone #: 907-987-5680 
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/trisha.reedequestrian 

Main Contact: Trisha Kiefer-Reed

Passionate about making the sport of working equitation available to a variety of riders and their equines through lessons and clinics. On-site residential programs available during summer months. 

Run-A-Muck Ranch
PO Box 111
Wolf Creek, MT 59648

North (and South!) Carolina – Landrum 

Cadence Carolinas Working Equitation

Email: cadenceCESA@gmail.com 
Phone #: 585-683-4201
Website: cadencecesa.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199558614324392/

Main Contact: Megan Malan

CCWE offers instruction, clinics and events for all levels of riders. CCWE focuses on drawing youth and new riders into the WE fold. Club members receive discounts on events. Only paid club members participate in weekly group Club rides at Cadence in Tryon, NC, and have the option of using school horses/ponies. (We are physically located in North Carolina, but receive club mail just across the state line in South Carolina).

Cadence Carolinas Working Equitation
P.O. Box 91
Landrum, SC 29456

New Jersey – Flemington 

Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club (ERAHC)

Email: cornerstoneandalusians@gmail.com 
Phone #: 908-489-2069
Website: www.erahc.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ERAHC 

Main Contact: Mindy Finelli

The Eastern Region Andalusian Horse club was founded in 1992 by a small group of people who shared a vision: Give Andalusian and Lusitano lovers a place to meet, learn, and share their love of these Iberian breeds with like-minded people as well as a place to find relevant Lusitano and Andalusian horse information. We will promote harmony and goodwill among the community of the Iberian horses: Andalusian, Portuguese, Spanish- Portuguese, and crossbred. We will do this through our annual Breed show, our Working Equitation Show Series, clinics, and social events.

ERAHC
825 County Road 579
Flemington, NJ 08822

Ohio – Brecksville 

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Email: slkstudio@yahoo.com
Phone #: 330-354-6809
Website: https://www.cadsdressage.org/ 
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CADSDRESSAGE.ORG 

Main Contact: Stephani Kame

Classical Attraction Dressage Society is a Region 5 member of USAWE and Region 2 GMO member of USDF. We are a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization with the goal of promoting the advancement and sport of Working Equitation and Dressage through “B” rated shows, schooling shows, clinics and horsemanship education. CADS is for riders of all ages, experiences, and skill levels.

Classical Attraction Dressage Society
P.O. Box 36840
Canton, OH 44735

Oregon – Eugene

Working Equitation Oregon - Willamette Valley

Main Contact: Julie Alonzo

WE Oregon organizes working equitation clinics and licensed competitions, primarily in the Eugene, Oregon, area. We also support educational and competition initiatives in other regions when requested. We focus on building a supportive community and welcome people of all different levels to our events.

Working Equitation Oregon
88442 Fisher Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402

Pennsylvania – Cochranville

Eastern Pennsylvania Working Equitation

Email: EastPAWE@gmail.com 
Phone: 302-983-0566 
Website: NA
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EPAWE.org 

Main Contact: Susan Felicia

The Eastern PA WE AO will provide guidance to clinics and schooling shows supporting central Pennsylvania, Delaware, and surrounding area equestrians to introduce them to the Introductory, Novice, and more advanced levels of WE and dressage. No dues required; we’re a group of WE enthusiasts supporting the sport!

Eastern Pennsylvania Working Equitation
602 Jennersville Rd.
Cochranville, PA 19330

Vermont – Perkinsville

New England Working Equitation

Supporting the development of the fun and exciting sport of Working Equitation throughout New England and the Northeast.

New England Working Equitation
P.O. Box 230
Perkinsville, VT 05151

Virginia – Haymarket

Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE)

Main Contact: Biddie Lowry

Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) is a member organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the equestrian sport of Working Equitation in Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas through education and Working Equitation (WE) activities. This organization welcomes all equestrian disciplines, offers opportunities to advance mounted skills and knowledge of WE, and encourages the development of a harmonious relationship between horse and rider.

NOVAWE
15140 Heather Mill Ln, #304
Haymarket, VA 20169

Wisconsin – Newton

Main Contact: Emily Kemp

Kemp Horsemanship promotes the sport of working equitation in Wisconsin and many other states through clinics, lessons, schooling shows, B rated shows, and play days. We hope to see you at one of our events!

Kemp Horsemanship
9010 County Rd. X
Newton, WI 53063

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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