CA: Working Equitation Play Days at Vinyard Oak Dressage

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A FUN, no pressure, and relaxed way to get started & to practice!

Working Equitation (WE) is a new and growing horse sport that combines dressage and obstacles to develop the partnership between horse and rider. It can be ridden in English, Dressage, or Western equipment and is open to horses of any breed and type. It is something new, a great cross training for riders from any discipline, and IT IS FUN!

Existing and new clients welcome, riders brand new to the sport very welcome! Groups of up to six riders are scheduled by skill level/experience and to adhere to social distancing. Two 1.5 hour morning sessions will be offered on each date. Test you and your horse’s skill, build trust and communication, and have a quality, positive, and fun experience riding in our beautiful regulation Working Equitation course. New & upgraded obstacles including our baby jump bank & water obstacle!

Directed by Stacy Sutton, Cost: $70. per rider/horse. 8am and 10 am sessions. An additional 1pm session can be added if participation allows.
MUST PRE-REGISTER and registration is available on our Working Equitation page:

Play Day Dates:

9/18/22, 10/16/22

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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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