By: Barbara Price
Dear USAWE Members,
Happy (almost) New Year! As we close out 2021 and head into 2022, I’m very inspired by all the awesome plans and activities already underway for next year. It’s going to be an exciting time for Working Equitation in the United States without a doubt.
I’d like to start by telling you how much we appreciate each member of USA Working Equitation. As of this month we are more than 1,100 members strong and growing every day. I’m also very grateful for all the amazing volunteers we have heading up this organization; board members, committee members and
so many others who work tirelessly for our sport. We wouldn’t be where we are without the contributions made by so many talented volunteers—past and present. Thank you!
My thought on key initiatives to guide our progress next year is to keep them simple, purposeful, and relevant to our stage of development. I’d like to see us focus on three primary strategic missions.
- Actively promote USAWE to equine audiences outside of WE and, to a lesser extent, the public at large. Let’s put this awesome sport and organization on the map and on the minds of equestrians everywhere.
- Enhance the member experience for current and future USAWE participants, and generate enthusiasm for becoming actively involved with Working Equitation. Cultivating youth involvement across all regions needs to be a priority.
- Vigorously support and develop our existing USAWE committees. Our committees are essential to the organization’s day-to-day business and have been doing excellent work this year.
If we all center our attention on coming up with strategies, programs, and actions that will enhance our sport, organization and membership experience, we will thrive. Let’s keep the doors open, communication flowing, and ideas coming.
With wishes for a safe and healthy 2022,