The USAWE Competition Manual defines the requirements and provides guidelines for conducting a USAWE-licensed show.
Note: Show license applications will be accepted starting July 1 for the following competition year. For legacy shows that have been held on the same weekend each year for multiple years, the show licensing window is June 25 through June 30.
Show Secretary Quick Links
USAWE Members List:
The Show Secretary is required to validate the rider’s USAWE membership number. This list is updated by the Membership Committee.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
USAWE Recorded Horses List:
The Show Secretary is required to validate the show entry’s USAWE recorded horse number. This list is updated by the Horse Recording Committee.
Contact email@example.com with questions.
Licensed Official Reports
Please complete the online TD Report within one week after the end of the competition.
Required post-show report. TD uses this online form to report on licensed competitions. (Competition Manual 7.1 )
Please use the online Judge Feedback Form to share any information you feel is pertinent regarding shows you recently judged.
Not required, but appreciated.
Show Manager Reports
Within a week following your licensed show, please email show results to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the online Judge Evaluation Form for Show Managers and TD Evaluation Form for Show Managers buttons below to assess performance.
Required post-show report. Use this form to report show results for a licensed competition (Dressage, EOH, Speed, Cattle trials).
If you use the GIRA.io online scoring program, download and send in the Excel file that program provides instead.
Email all Show Results (manual or GIRA) to Results@usawe.org
Required post-show report. Show Manager uses this online form to assess Judge(s) performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
Required post-show report. Show Manager uses this online form to assess TD performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
GIRA.io Online Scoring Program
USAWE subscribes to GIRA.io, an online scoring program designed for Working Equitation, and offers this web-based software FREE OF CHARGE to all USAWE show organizers.
GIRA.io helps streamline the process of show entries, scoring, and placing and can also help make printing and organizing score sheets more efficient.
Use GIRA to
- set up Athletes
- select show participants
- create your show’s Entry Order (Start List)
- create personalized Dressage, Ease of Handling, Speed, and Cattle Scorecards
- score/place each Division and Performance Level
- download show results in the format needed by Results@usawe.org
USAWE show organizers may request access to the program for both schooling and licensed competitions.
If you would like to use the online system, please be sure to request that your show be added to GIRA at least two weeks in advance of your show date so you have sufficient time to get all your information added to the system.
Contact GIRA@usawe.org to request your competition be added to GIRA.
For competitions that want to use the GIRA.io online scoring/placing program.
For those familiar with GIRA who just need a checklist of steps.
Instructions on setting show up to accept show entries using the GIRA online software program.
Competitors, Show Managers, Scorekeepers, Technical Delegates, and Judges, please use this online form to give feedback on GIRA.
Links and Downloadable Forms
Note: If your document downloads in “Protected View” you will need to click the “Enable Editing” button located near the top menu of the document in the yellow warning strip before you can fill it out (see example below).
|Banner Order Form
|Order the USAWE Banner using the form provided in the link. All banner orders must be submitted at least 20 business days (4 weeks) before your needed date.
|Course Design Verification Guide
|Covers basic course design requirements. EOH and Speed courses must be reviewed/approved by a licensed official.
|Dressage Court Dimensions
|Provides Dressage court dimensions and diagonal measurements to aid in setup.
|Emergency Plan instructions prepared by Safety Coordinator. (Competition Manual 4.3)
|Entry Form (sample)
|First page can be modified as needed. Second page cannot be changed. (Competition Manual 4.3)
|Gate Steward Duties
|List of Gate Steward Duties. Useful for Show Managers.
|Insurance – address to use when requesting a certificate of additional insured for USAWE as required for licensed shows
5006 Forsyth Place
Boulder, CO 80303
Email a PDF of the insurance policy to Competitions@usawe.org
|International Guest Judge Application
|Judges must hold a current WE Judge License issued by their country’s national WE organization and apply for a USAWE International Guest Judge License.
|Licensed Official Confirmation & Contract (sample)
|A sample licensed official confirmation & contract.
|To use for prize lists & show advertising for USAWE licensed competitions. Questions? Contact email@example.com
|Logo Guidelines (USAWE)
|Guidelines for USAWE Logo printing and usage.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Obstacle Specifications Checklist 2024, Rev. 7
|List of obstacle specifications (per performance level) for EOH and Speed course setup/reset. Useful for Judge, TD, and ground crew.
|Paddock Steward Duties
|List of Paddock Steward Duties. Useful for Show Managers.
|Planning Your Show Schedule – Recommended Time Allotments
|Recommended time allotments to help Working Equitation show managers plan your show day (Entry Order, Ride Times, Breaks, Course Setup for Performance Levels, Course Walks, Protest Filings, Awards, etc.) for Dressage, EOH, Speed, and Cattle Trials.
|Prize List (sample) coming soon
|Suggested basic information to be included in a prize list.
|Protest Requirement Summary
|A synopsis of protest requirements and time limits. (Competition Manual 5.3)
|Results Verification Log
|TD (or Judge) will initial this sheet to indicate when results from each trial are validated and can be considered final.
|Schooling Show Ideas
Example Course Maps
Basics of Scoring
|Useful information for planning schooling shows.
|Scoresheet, EOH – MS Word
Scoresheet, EOH – PDF
Scoresheet, Speed – MS Word
Scoresheet, Speed – PDF
Scoresheet, Cattle, Individual – PDF
Scoresheet, Cattle, Team – PDF
Secretary can manually enter EOH and Speed obstacle data in advance, as well as competitor data.
Secretary manually enters Cattle trial competitor data.
|Show Entries using Google Forms
|Instructions to create an online Working Equitation show entry form using a Google Form
|TD Duties and Responsibilities coming soon
|A list of duties the Technical Delegate (TD) should complete at all licensed WE competitions.
|TD Report worksheet
|TD can use this worksheet to keep track of information during a competition that can later be used when filing the online Technical Delegate Report Form.