Education

Enjoy over 100 online instructional videos!

Access these videos and more through our partnership with wehorse.com

We are pleased to offer USAWE members a 33% discount on an annual subscription to a wealth of online instructional videos featuring Pedro Torres, World Champion working equitation trainer, competitor, and coach as well as renowned instructors from a variety of disciplines (Dressage, In-Hand, Driving, Eventing, Jumping, and more!).

To access your USAWE Member Discount, just sign up for an annual account on wehorse.com and when prompted for a discount code, type in: USAWE-2021, and begin learning!

Working Equitation from Intro to Show

Are you new to Working Equitation or want to advance to the next level? This all-in-one program contains lessons on Dressage, Obstacles and Beyond the Basics (those missing elements that are holding you back). Each of these sections is also available as a separate course so you can get started on what you need. These courses include access to a private community where you can get your questions answered and even submit videos for recommendations.

Too much good stuff to list here; check it out.

Do It Yourself
Working Equitation

These exercises provide an incredible addition to your training toolkit if you’re just starting out, or don’t have access to a coach or a bunch of equipment. They are designed to fit into small spaces. the 75+ videos show common errors that affect your horse’s performance so you can learn to assess your horse. Perfect for fine-tuning your skills when it’s too hot, too cold, or too wet to ride outdoors.

Start now with the free lessons.

Course Design and
Rider Strategy

Want the opportunity to fine-tune your course design (and course execution!) skills? Consider signing up for the Course Design Camp. Enjoyed by people on four continents but focusing on the North American rules. It gives you a clearer understanding of the rules, while receiving feedback on 10 maps with different technical challenges that you design and ‘ride’. You’ll learn what does and doesn’t work for each level.

Included in Course Design Camp, but also available separately, is Rider Strategy Camp. As a member, you will ‘ride’ (and receive feedback on) 10 maps, on levels of your choice. You will become clearer on the rules and learn how the positioning of the obstacles will affect your horse’s training and confidence.

Both of these courses are offered a few times a year. Want to start now? Or just need to understand the rules better? You can sign up for the lessons portion as DIY and upgrade to one of the other courses when available.

Working Equitation Simplified

In addition to the above, there are Free Webinars, Monthly challenges, clinics and more. The latest offerings can be viewed here.

Check back often.

Have an educational resource you would like to share with the USAWE community? We welcome additional offerings! Please write to us at usaworkingequitation@gmail.com if you have an online educational resource you would like to offer to USAWE members. Educational offerings should be applicable to the sport of Working Equitation.

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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