WE Post: Committee Reports May 2024

Committee Reports May 2024

Professional Development Committee

The ProDev Committee is pleased to announce the roll out of the redesigned program. Information on the application process is now updated at https://usawe.org/about/professional-instructors-program/.

The USAWE Professional Instructors (PI) Program is designed to develop quality Working Equitation instructors. The program requires skill in horsemanship, instruction, safety, and Working Equitation-specific education and experience.

USAWE Professional Instructors from Region 6
USAWE Professional Instructors from Region 6, Holly Linz, Rose Watt, Stephanie Hayes and Julie Lamberton enjoyed competing together at the WE East USAWE Licensed show in Herndon, VA  April 20-21, 2024.
The PI program ensures that recognized USAWE Professional Instructors have the necessary skill, knowledge, and integrity to guide riders as they advance through the levels of the sport and discipline of Working Equitation. Please Visit https://usawe.org/we-community/professional-instructors/ to find a PI in your region.

Currently there are 19 Professional Instructors in the Program with many more working on their requirements. The Program is developing quickly and we couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming more qualified instructors to join us. USAWE Professional Instructors have access to their fellow instructors via networking meetings, a USAWE website listing, and continuing education opportunities available only to USAWE Professional Instructors.

Please let us know if you have any questions. The committee is here to support you in your goals of becoming a Professional Instructor. prodev@usawe.org


Sue Watkins- Chair
Michelle Lackey
Nicole Chastain
Rose Watt
Seth Marshall
Stephanie Hayes

International Committee


The International Committee is pleased to invite USAWE members to participate as a rider or auditor in the “Train To Win” Clinic #2, scheduled July 8-10, 2024, at El Campeon Farms, Thousand Oaks, CA. CLICK HERE to register. Riders who participate in the clinic will be expected to be familiar with the WAWE Dressage test and to have both themselves and their horse fit enough for a demanding 50-minute lesson. The ‘”Train To Win” Clinic #2 will be conducted from 8am-5pm, with eight lessons per day. Priority will be given to Western Zone riders; however, riders from outside Western Zone will be accepted if space allows. Riding spots are for riders currently competing at L5-L7 performance level. Auditing is open to any level of rider or student of Working Equitation. Interactive Auditors will be able to ask questions and participate in discussions with Dr. Benito. Silent Auditors are observers only. To participate, please use the link above to access the registration form.


Train to Win Clinic 2 Flyer
1. The International Committee has partnered with the Professional Development Committee and is offering four (4) USAWE Professional Instructors (PIs) 50% off ‘Ground Crew’ auditing fees at the “Train To Win” Clinic #2. PIs who wish to take advantage of this discount will be required to volunteer as support staff for a portion of the event.

2. The International Committee has also partnered with the Youth Development Committee and is offering USAWE Youth members (age 7-17 yrs.) FREE silent auditing (one – two- or all three days)! This clinic is the second of three “Train To Win” clinics to be held in 2024. The International Committee scheduled one each within the Central, Eastern, and Western Zones of USA Working Equitation. The Central Zone’s training session was held January 23-25 in Weatherford TX. The third “Train To Win” event will be held in the Eastern Zone September 6-8, at the Three Bulls facility in Bulls Gap, TN, and will be taught by Sr. Gilberto Filipe. Registration for that event will open May 27th.

If you are interested in the USA Working Equitation (USAWE) International Program, please review the requirements which include an Expression of Interest, International Team Rider Code of Conduct form and Rider Competition Plan. All of the International Program information is also located on the International Program page on the usawe.org website.

Membership Committee

Total 2024 Members as of 5/14/24

Change from 04/15/24

974 (246 New, 728 Renewal)   +71 (+45, +26)


Total by Region


Region 1  —  269
1 AK
20 ID
39 MT
107 OR
102 WA
Total changes: +22
+0 AK
+1 ID
+5 MT
+4 OR
+12 WA
Region 2  —  229
65 AZ
150 CA
12 NV
2 UT
Total changes: +14
+5 AZ
+9 CA
+0 NV
+0 UT
Region 3  —  61
26 CO
32 KS
1 NE
2 SD   
Total changes: +3
+1 CO
+2 KS
+0 NE
+0 SD
Region 4  —  75
3 AR
1 LA
4 NM
8 OK
59 TX 
Total changes: +1
+0 AR
+0 LA
+1 NM
+0 OK
+4 TX
Region 5  —  111
3 IA
21 IL
5 IN
6 KY
27 MI
7 MN
2 MO
17 OH
23 WI
Total changes: +8
+0 IA
+4 IL
+0 IN
+0 KY
+10 MI
+0 MN
+0 MO
+2 OH
+2 WI
Region 6  —  115
3 DE
7 MA
11 MD
3 ME
10 NH
3 NJ
9 NY
31 PA
32 VA
6 VT 
Total changes: +9
+0 DE
+0 MA
+0 MD
+1 ME
+5 NH
+0 NJ
+2 NY
+1 PA
+0 VA
+0 VT
Region 7  —  103
9 FL
9 GA
1 MS
43 NC
25 SC
16 TN
Total changes: +3
+0 FL
+0 GA
+0 MS
+1 NC
+1 SC
+1 TN
International   —  11
10 Canada
1 Germany  
Total changes:  [+1]


Members by Competition Status 2024

Amateur   —  629 (4 Youth) +45 (+0)
Open   —  264 +13
Youth   —  63 +11
Not Competing   —  18 +2

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