WE Post: August 2022 E-News

August 2022 E-News

Category: eNews

President’s Letter

By: Barbara Price

I’m only an amateur rider…

Working Equitation is a very challenging discipline in general, but especially at the higher levels. For me, and I’d guess many of us, it’s a delight to watch our higher-level professional riders. Whether in person at shows, on YouTube videos, or via social media posts. There’s many absolutely beautiful horses and riders.

But I also love that the majority of the USAWE membership is made up of amateur riders. Unfortunately, I sometimes hear competitors say, “I’m only an amateur rider.” The word amateur originated in France and was used to

describe someone who does something for love or passion. Through the years, amateur has come to mean not professional. Given the passionate and inclusive nature of Working Equitation, I think the original meaning aptly describes so many of our amateur riders and competitors. We love our horses, our sport, and our WE communities. Let’s remember to embrace and support our amateur riders, at all levels. They bring a sense of passion and enthusiasm to our sport, as only those who do something for love, not money, can create. They will be the foundation for our sport’s future; and they indirectly help support the professional trainers and competitors we love to watch ride and compete.

Important Reminder: USAWE elections are coming up soon! All but one of our officers and directors are voted in by the membership, and it’s of upmost importance to get experienced, dedicated leaders on the Board of Directors. Nominations open September 1. Check the website for all deadlines and details. If you’d like to play a part in advancing our organization and sport, consider running for office. But even if you don’t run, be sure to review the candidates and vote!

Work hard. Play hard. And enjoy every moment!

With much appreciation,
Barbara Price
President 2022

 

LINKS Updated Description
Banner Order Form   Order the USAWE Banner using the form provided in the link. All banner orders must be submitted at least 20 business days (4 weeks) before your needed date.
Course Design Approval Guide  01/14/2023 Covers basic course design requirements. EOH and Speed courses must be reviewed/approved by a licensed official. 
Current Members   Show Manager is required to validate rider's entry form's USAWE membership number.  List is updated by the Membership Committee

Dispensation Certificate Application - MS Word

Dispensation Certificate Application - PDF

11/1/2020
Riders with disabilities use this form to apply for a Dispensation Certificate that approves the use of adaptive equipment and other allowances. 
Dressage arena dimensions   Provides Dressage arena dimensions and diagonal measurements to aid in setup.

Emergency Plan (sample) - MS Word

Emergency Plan (sample) - PDF

4/25/2022 Emergency Plan instructions prepared by Safety Coordinator. (Competition Manual 4.3)
Entry Form (sample) - MS Word  2/2/2022 First page can be modified as needed. Second page cannot be changed. (Competition Manual 4.3)
Entry Order - One Day Show (L1 - L7) - MS Word Sample 3/24/2022 A sample Entry Order (Start List) for Show Managers
GIRA.io User's Manual  1/10/2023

For competitions that want to use the GIRA.io online scoring/placing program.  

Use GIRA to select show participants, create your show's Entry Order (Start List) and personalized Dressage, Ease of Handling, Speed, and Cattle Scorecards, score/place each Division and Performance Level and download Show Results in the format needed by Results@usawe.org

GIRA.io Quick Reference Guide  1/10/2023 For those familiar with GIRA who just need a checklist of steps.
GIRA.io Show Entries

 

1/27/2022

Instructions on setting show up to accept show entries using the GIRA online software program.  
Guest Judge Card Application  1/24/2021 Judges must hold a current WE Judge License issued by their country's national WE organization and apply for a USAWE international Guest Judge License.
Horse Recording Form   All horses competing at USAWE licensed competitions must be registered with USAWE. Complete the horse recording process on our Membership page or use the link to the left for a direct connection to the form.  List is updated by the Membership Committee.
Insurance - address to use when requesting a certificate of additional insured for USAWE as required for licensed shows  

USAWE
5006 Forsyth Place
Boulder, CO 80303

Email a PDF of the insurance policy to Competitions@usawe.org

*Judge Evaluation form   Show Manager uses this online form to assess Judge(s) performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
Liability Release Form  2/21/2022 USAWE Release, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnification Agreement may be used for licensed competitions. 
Licensed Official Confirmation & Contract - MS Word Sample

 

3/24/2022

A sample licensed official confirmation & contract

Logo (USAWE)

 

 

To use for prize lists & show advertising for USAWE licensed competitions. 

Visit Corporate Records for the USAWE Brand Logo Guidelines Questions?  Contact the Marketing Committee 

Non-member Voucher  

Non-members can use a One-Time Voucher to cover the non-member fee at a single licensed (non-championship) show (one per lifetime).

Names will automatically appear on the Membership Info voucher list so show secretaries can verify voucher status.  

Obstacle Specifications Checklist.pdf  9/7/2021 List of obstacle specifications (per performance level) for EOH and Speed course setup/reset.  Useful for Judge, TD and ground crew.   
Planning Your Show Schedule - Recommended Time Allotments 3/24/2022 Recommended time allotments to help Working Equitation show managers plan your show day (Entry Order, Ride Times, Breaks, Course Setup for Performance Levels, Course Walks, Protest Filings, Awards, etc.) for Dressage, EOH, Speed, and Cattle Trials.
Prize List (sample)  1/29/2022 Suggested basic information to be included in a prize list.  (Competition Manual 4.2)   
Protest Requirement Summary 10/20/2021 A synopsis of protest requirements and time limits. (Competition Manual 5.3)
Recorded Horses   Show Manager is required to validate show entry's USAWE horse recording number.  List is updated by the Membership Committee.
Results Submission Guide  11/27/2021 Provides instructions for submitting show results.  Updated for the 2022 show season.
*Results Sheet - WE Competition (non Gira)  11/27/2021

Use this form to report show results for a WE competition (Dressage, EOH, Speed, Cattle trials). If you use the GIRA online scoring program, download and send in the Excel file that program provides instead.

Email Show Results (manual excel or GIRA file) to Results@usawe.org

Scoresheet, EOH - MS Word

Scoresheet, EOH - PDF

Scoresheet, Speed - MS Word

Scoresheet, Speed - PDF

Scoresheet, Cattle, Individual - PDF

Scoresheet, Cattle, Team - PDF

 Revision 5, 12/1/2021

Non-GIRA Scoresheets

Secretary can manually enter EOH and Speed obstacle data in advance, as well as competitor data.

Secretary manually enters Cattle trial competitor data.

Show Entries - Google Form

 

3/24/2022

Instructions to create an online Working Equitation show entry form using a Google Form
Show Entries - Google Form Sample

 

3/24/2022

A sample Google Form online Working Equitation show entry form
Tack and Attire Checklist  9/25/2021 Useful for Technical Delegate, Paddock and Gate Steward.  
TD Duties and Responsibilities 10/28/2020  A list of duties the Technical Delegate (TD) should complete at all licensed WE competitions. 
*TD Evaluation form   Show Manager uses this online form to assess TD performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
TD Report worksheet   TD can use this worksheet to keep track of information during a competition that can later be used when filing the online Technical Delegate Report Form.
*TD Report form   TD uses this online form to report on licensed  competitions. (Competition Manual 7.1 )

 

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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