Brittany Flowers

REGION 1 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Brittany Flowers

Brittney Flowers. Born and raised in Fairbanks Alaska, and moved to Anchorage Alaska after college. I was a member of WE United.

My partner is Southern Xpose “Savannah” is a 2006 black Canadian Warmblood mare. She is built for dressage but enjoys challenges in the arena. She is great with obstacles and really seems to enjoy working equitation.

Growing up I was involved in 4-H and Pony Club as well as Horsemasters once I aged out of Pony Club. I enjoyed all things horse related: jumping, western, trail riding, dressage.

Trisha Keifer-Reed was my riding instructor starting in Pony Club at age 16. I remember showing her a video of Pedro Torres a long time ago thinking how cool/unattainable it looked.

My first WE clinic was with Trisha when she came up for her yearly Alaskan clinic. I then was able to ride with Julie Alonzo in a WE clinic as well. I have been lucky enough to be offered catch rides on a few of Trisha’s horses and have been able to travel to Montana three years in a row to ride in B-rated WE shows.

On Savannah, I really enjoy the gate. It takes having control over all the different parts of your horse to complete it with finesse.

I would like to help introduce WE to Alaska outside of the current clinics we have. I think having a show and qualifying for regionals on my own horse would be amazing.

I attend every WE clinic in Alaska. I travel 6-7 hours to Fairbanks once a year to attend the clinic there. I have also helped host WE clinics in Anchorage as well as a few play days at the local horse center.

Chamberlain Equestrian Center has hosted all of the Anchorage working equitation events. It includes a full-sized dressage arena, indoor arena, large event arena, warmup arena, rodeo arena and a large maintained trail system with bridges and a small creek crossing right in the middle of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.

I travel to Montana one to two times a year and show in Missoula on horses borrowed from Trisha, my instructor. I am able to have around two schooling rides on her horses before the shows. I was able to qualify a young horse for Regionals at this last show as well as placing 4th in my division.

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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