Request USAWE Competition License
Interested in having your Working Equitation competition licensed by USAWE?
Please fill out a Compeitition 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 additional insured, naming USAWE, a minimum of two weeks prior to the first day of the competition.
USAWE Licensed Competitions must follow the US Rules for Working Equitation.
All horses competing a 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 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
Please refer to the Licensed Officials page to verify that your Judge(s) and Technical Delegate are currently licensed and that your Judge(s) are eligible to officiate at the levels you are planning to offer.
B-Rated shows planning to use a Provisional, rather than fully-licensed TD, please ensure sufficient time for the LOC to process applications for Prosional TD status. A mimimum of 3 weeks is recommended.
This document lists all Rider/Horse Combinations that are required to advance to the next level of competition, and the lowest level they are permitted to show at. This document is effective for the entire 2021 season.
Important WE forms and documents in Word or PDF format for your convenience.
|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.|
|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 to use when requesting a certificate of additional insured for USAWE as required for licensed shows)||USAWE
5006 Forsyth Place
Boulder, CO 80303
|Judge Evaluation form||Show Manager uses this form to assess Judge(s) performance. (Section 5.3)|
|Logo (USAWE)||To use for 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 the Paddock Steward should complete at all licensed WE competitions.|
|Prize List (sample)||Suggested basic information to be included in a prize list. See Section 3.4|
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
|Show Results Reporting Form – Excel Spreadsheet||Use this form to report show results. (Section 5.1)|
|Tack and Attire Checklist||Useful for Paddock Steward.|
|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 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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