Competitions

Request USAWE Competition License

Interested in having your Working Equitation competition licensed by USAWE?

Please fill out a Competition Licensing Request Form by clicking on the link below.

There are no up-front fees, but you will be invoiced $2 per competing horse/rider pair when your results are processed. Competitor fees are used to help support USAWE Awards programs.

All competitions licensed by USAWE must have a USAWE-licensed Judge and TD (provisional TD is permissible for B-Rated competitions, but licensed TDs are encouraged) and must submit a certificate of insurance, naming USAWE as an additional insured, a minimum of two weeks prior to the first day of the competition.

USAWE licensed competitions must follow the U.S. Rules for Working Equitation.

All horses participating in USAWE-licensed competitions must be registered with USAWE.

All people competing must be current members of USAWE or pay a non-member fee (for each competition they enter). A one-time non-member fee voucher is available for those exploring the sport.

 

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Competitions

Competitions are added to the table below as we receive requests for licensure.

For points to count, a competition must have an approved license number (not provisional) prior to the start of the competition.

USAWE Show Manual

This Show Manual provides guidelines for show organizers and managers in planning and conducting a show licensed with USA Working Equitation (USAWE).

Licensed Officials 

Please refer to the Licensed Officials page to verify that your Judge(s) and Technical Delegate are currently licensed.

B-Rated shows planning to use a Provisional, rather than fully-licensed TD, please ensure sufficient time for the LOC to process applications for provisional TD status. A minimum of 3 weeks is recommended.

Downloadable Forms

Important WE forms and documents in Word or PDF format for your convenience.

 

 

Document Comments

Dispensation Certificate Application – MS Word

Dispensation Certificate Application – PDF

Riders with disabilities use this form to apply for a Dispensation Certificate that approves the use of adaptive equipment and other allowances.
Emergency Plan (sample) – MS Word
Emergency Plan (sample) – PDF
Prepared by Safety Coordinator. (Section 3.2j)
Entry Form (sample) First page can be modified as needed. Second page cannot be changed. (Section 3.4)
Final Competition Placement, Individual – MS Word
Final Competition Placement, Individual – PDF
Scorer enters data from individual scoresheets to determine final placement. (to be used by competitions not using Gira.io online scoring system and where an Excel file is not a viable option).
Final Competition Placement, Team – MS Word
GIRA.IO User Guide For competitions that want to use the online scoring/placing program.
Guest Judge Card Application The Guest Judge Card application should be used to request authorization to have an international WE judge officiate at your licensed competition. Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for processing.
Horse Recording 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.
Insurance (address for USAWE)
provide this address to your insurance carrier for required certificate of additional insured.

USAWE
5006 Forsythe Place
Boulder, CO, 80303

Judge Evaluation form Show Manager uses this form to assess Judge(s) performance. (Section 5.3)
Logo (USAWE) To be used on prize lists & show advertising for USAWE licensed competitions.
Non-member Voucher Non-members can use a one-time voucher to cover the non-member fee at a single B-rated show (one per lifetime). Names will automatically appear on the Voucher list on our Member page so show secretaries can verify voucher status.
Obstacle Specification Checklist – MS Word
Obstacle Specification Checklist – PDF
Useful to provide copies to ground crew.  Handy for TD and Judge as well.
Paddock-Steward-Duties-.pdf  A list of duties for the Paddock Steward to complete at all licensed competitions.
Prize List (sample) Suggested basic information to be included in a prize list. See Section 3.4

Professional/Amateur Status

 

 

Provisional TD Application

 

 

Excerpts from USEF GR1306 that defines amateur vs. professional status.

B-Rated Shows planning to have a volunteer serve as Technical Delegate need to ensure that the application has been filed with sufficient time for the rules exam to be administered and scored and Provisional TD recognition granted.

 

Scoresheet, Cattle, Individual – MS Word
Scoresheet, Cattle, Individual – PDF
Secretary can enter competitor data in advance.
Scoresheet, Cattle, Team – MS Word
Scoresheet, Cattle, Team – PDF
Scoresheet, EOH – MS Word
Scoresheet, EOH – PDF
Secretary can enter obstacle data in advance, as well as competitor data.
Scoresheet, Speed – MS Word
Scoresheet, Speed – PDF
Scribe Duties  
Show Results Reporting Form – Excel File Use this form to report show results. (Section 5.1)
Tack and Attire Checklist Useful for Paddock Steward.
TD Duties  
TD Evaluation form Show Manager uses this form to assess TD performance. (Section 5.4).
TD Report form TD uses this form to report on the competition. (Section 5.2)
Volunteers for Competitions This is a list of members who have offered to volunteer to help at competitions, with their contact information. 

 

 

 

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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