Committees

Volunteers Are the Heart of USAWE

All committees are appointed by the USAWE Board of Directors. 

Awards Committee
Email: Awards@usawe.org
Chair: Erin Long
Members:
Kimberlee Barker
Nicole Lee
Karyn Shirley

Coaches Network Committee
Email: Coaches@usawe.org
Chair: Trisha Kiefer-Reed
Members:
Emily Kemp
Ashley Smith
Andrea Sullivan
Kat Waters

Competitions Committee
Email: Competitions@usawe.org
Chair: Jeanne Bond
Members: TBA

Ethics Committee
Email: Ethics@usawe.org
Chair: Leesa Nero
Co-Chair: Dan Dahlke
Members:
Cindy Branham
Marcy Buffington
Ali Kermeen
Dawn Metzger
Adair Soho
Alexandria Weinbrecht

Financial Oversight Committee
Members:
Claire Gosnell
Leesa Nero

Licensed Officials Committee
Email: LOC@usawe.org
Chairs: Christy Reich & Doreen Atkinson
Members:
Jeanne Bond
Kellee Campbell
Kat Waters

Membership Committee
Email: Membership@usawe.org
Chair: Mindy Finelli
Members:
Julie Alonzo
Olga Hendrickson
Chris Stanko

Rules Committee

Email: Rules@usawe.org
Chair: Jeanne Bond
Members:
Leslie Martien
Barbara Price
Amy Star

Website Committee
Email: info@usawe.org
Chair: Kristine Strasburger
Members: TBA

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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