By: Leslie Martien
Dear USAWE Members,
The continued growth and development of USAWE is inspiring, and I am constantly amazed at the amount of time, energy, and enthusiasm our board and committee members commit to the organization.
In just over a year, an organization that started as an idea is rapidly approaching 1,000 members and currently has 22 Affiliate Organizations. With 73 Youth members, it shows that working equitation is not just the sport of seasoned riders but promises to provide the excitement that often attracts younger riders to equestrian sports.
USAWE implemented a new program this year; a voucher system that allows non-members to enter one licensed show (total, not per year) without paying the additional non-member show fee. So far, eight vouchers have been issued, and the show season is just getting underway.
The voucher system is a great way to encourage your friends to get their feet wet with working equitation and have such a good time that they’ll become members. Have them check out this form.
This month’s newsletter is full of ideas, news, information, and educational opportunities from our Regional Directors and our various committees. I hope you enjoy and are continually inspired to promote and participate in this wonderful sport.
As always, thank you for being a part of USAWE!