USAWE Championships may be held in each of the following U.S. zones:
Regions 1 and 2
Regions 3, 4, and 5
Regions 6 and 7
Zone Championships may be held no more frequently than once per year per zone but are not required to be held every year.
How does a horse-rider pair qualify to compete in a zone championship show? To be eligible to compete, a horse-rider pair must earn a combined average of 58% or higher in Dressage and EOH (L1-L7) and successfully complete the Speed trial (L2-L7) at a minimum of two licensed shows. At least one of the scores must be earned during the current competition year. The second score may be earned in the current competition year or may be carried over from the immediate previous competition year.
For 2022, the qualifying period is December 1, 2020 of the previous 2021 competition year through the show entry deadline for the zone championship show in the current year.
For 2023+, the qualifying period is January 1 of the previous competition year through the show entry deadline for the zone championship show in the current year.
Horse-rider pairs may compete in any or all zone championships, regardless of where the qualifying scores are achieved.
CLICK HERE for information on a Youth Scholarship available to provide financial support to those youth (17 years and under) who might not be able to afford to participate in a Zone Championship.
Qualified scores per horse-rider pair for the current and previous competition years are included in the tables below.
Please Note: Results from each show are typically posted within 2 weeks of final receipt of all forms, fees, and results from the show, which means they can take a month or more from the show date itself. If you do not see a qualified score you believe should be listed or see a mistake in a recording, please contact the Results Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to Qualify
How does a horse-rider pair qualify to compete in a zone championship show?
To be eligible to compete, a horse-rider pair must earn a combined average of 58% or higher in Dressage and EOH (L1-L7) and successfully complete the Speed trial (L2-L7) at a minimum of two licensed shows within a specific performance level. At least one of the scores must be earned during the current competition year. The second score may be earned in the current competition year or may be carried over from the immediate previous competition year. Both scores must be earned within the specific performance level. If the Horse-Rider pair has moved up a performance level, two qualifying scores must be earned at that new performance level.
Download our PDF for answers to questions asked about qualifying for championships.
Zone Championship Shows
2021 Qualified Scores
2022 Qualified Scores
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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