U.S. Rules for Working Equitation

2023 Rules and Dressage Tests


Valid USAWE Membership and Horse Recording are required prior to competing in any USAWE recognized competition (with a one-week post-show ‘grace’ period to resolve pre-show processing issues).

The USA Working Equitation (USAWE) Competition Manual provides instructions and requirements for USAWE recognized competitions. The U.S. Rules for Working Equitation provides the rules used for the sport in the United States.  The World Association for Working Equitation (WAWE ) International Working Equitation Regulations govern international competitions.

Rule Changes

Rule Change Proposal

Use this form to submit rule change proposals to the Rules Committee. To allow sufficient time for consideration, review, proof-reading, and formal approval of the rules document, Rule Change Proposals must be submitted by September 1st to be considered for the next competition season.

Helpful Resources for Competitors

Objectives of the Levels

Gaits of the WE Horse

Movements Required in WE

Glossary of Key Terms

The Language of Judging

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