Volunteers Are the Heart of USAWE

All committees are appointed by the USAWE Board of Directors.

Awards Committee
Chair: Erin Leal
Kimberlee Barker
Lori Fisher
Lynn Maloney
Barb Sullivan

Coaches Network Committee
Chair: Trisha Kiefer-Reed
Emily Kemp
Ashley Smith
Andrea Sullivan
Kat Waters

Competitions Committee
Chair: Jeanne Bond
Kris Blacklock
Susan Watkins

Ethics Committee
Chair: Dan Dahlke
Cindy Branham
Marcy Buffington
Ali Kermeen
Adair Soho
Glynna Hoekstra

 Financial Oversight Committee

Claire Gosnell
Leesa Nero

Licensed Officials Committee
Chairs: Christy Reich & Doreen Atkinson
Jeanne Bond
Kellee Campbell
Leslie Martien


Marketing Committee
Chair: Kiki Pantaze (
Heather Hiller
Jody Fontanetta (Graphic Design)
Stephanie Kame (Graphic Design)
Gillian Ockner (Website)
Adrienne Raymond (Website)
Kristine Strasburger (Oversight & Assistance)
Barbara Price (Oversight & Assistance)

 Membership Committee
Chair: Mindy Finelli
Olga Hendrickson
Chris Stanko

Rules Committee

Chair: Jeanne Bond
Glynna Hoekstra
Leslie Martien
Barbara Price
Amy Star

Youth Development Committee
Chair: Alex Tyson
Olga Hendrickson
Melissa Main
Kasey Riddle
Shannon Rowe


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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