USAWE Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors (BOD)

Chris Stanko

President

A resident of Colorado, Chris Stanko was appointed to the role of President of USAWE on January 25, 2023. Her term will expire at the end of 2023.

Doreen Atkinson

President Elect

Doreen Atkinson, a resident of Texas, was elected President Elect in November of 2022. She will rotate into the role of President at the end of 2023.

Kris Blacklock

Secretary

A resident of Wisconsin, Kris was elected in 2022 to the office of Secretary. Her term will expire at the end of 2024.

Erin O'Shaughnessy

Treasurer

A resident of Washington state, Erin was appointed to the office of Treasurer in November of 2020.

Stephanie Hayes

At-Large Director

Stephanie Hayes, who lives in Vermont, was elected to the office of At-Large Director in 2022. Her term will run through  November of 2024.

Trisha Kiefer-Reed

At-Large Director

Trisha Kiefer-Reed, who lives in Montana, was re-elected to the office of At-Large Director in November of 2021. Her term will run through the end of 2023.

Heather Humelbaugh

Region 1 Director

Heather Humelbaugh, a resident of Oregon, was elected to serve as Region 1 Director in November of 2021. Her term will expire at the end of 2023.

Region 2 Director

Robin Bond, a resident of California, was re-elected to the position of Region 2 Director in 2022.  Her term will expire in November of 2024.

To be Appointed

Region 3 Director

Position is currently vacant; term will expire at the end of 2023.

Kiki Pantaze

Region 4 Director

Kiki Pantaze, a resident of Texas, was re-elected to serve as Region 4 Director in 2022. Her term will expire in November of 2024.

Becky Sherven

Region 5 Director

A resident of Wisconsin, Becky Sherven was elected to serve as R5 Director in November of 2021. She will serve through the end of 2023.

Karen Miller

Region 6 Director

A resident of Maryland, Karen Miller was elected to the position of Region 6 Director in 2022. Her term will expire in November of 2024.

Kimberly Hillyer

Rebecca Algar

Region 7 Director

Rebecca Algar, a resident of Florida, was re-elected to the position of R7 Director in 2021. Her term will expire in November of 2023.

Rebecca Alger

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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