IL: FVSA Independence Weekend Shows

Event Information

These competitions are licensed by USA Working Equitation (#22-002) and are part of the 2022 Great Lakes Area Buckle Series!

Entry Fee: $275 to participate in one show; $375 to participate in both shows. This covers your stall, your entry fee, and lunch for one on each day you are signed up to participate. (meals will be available for purchase for family/friends as well).

Tack Stall: $100

Just-for-fun Leadline modified Ease of Handling: $10 (for young horses and/or riders not yet ready to ride on their own).

Entry fees include stabling from Friday, 3 pm through Sunday, end of show. (honestly — NO EARLIER — if you arrive prior to 3 pm on Friday, we need to make special arrangements to let you in, and an additional charge might need to be added).

A limited number of camping spots with electrical hookups are available on site for an additional charge of $30/day, and there is plenty of room for “dry camping” without electricity.

To compete, riders must be current members of USAWE, and all horses must be recorded with USAWE. If you are participating for schooling only, this requirement is waived.

Judge: Rebecca Algar, S, Florida

Full refunds if you are unable to attend due to a true medical emergency (COVID exposure, sickness, medically unsound to ride). Otherwise, entry fees (less $50 processing fee) can be applied to another FVSA competition hosted by Working Equitation Oregon.


Event Details

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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