February 2022 E-News

Category: Newsletters

President’s Letter

By: Barbara Price

Dear USAWE Members,

As an avid sports fan, I’ve been trying to catch some of this month’s Olympic competitions whenever I can. I’ve heard a couple of the athletes say how fortunate they are to be ‘living in a bubble’ of fellow athletes who share their passion. It struck me that we, as equestrians, and especially with our wonderfully supportive Working Equitation culture, are much the same. We are, indeed, very lucky to be ‘living in a bubble’ with so many who not only share our passion, but support our personal efforts to learn and grow. It really is something to celebrate!

Along this same line, I’m continually inspired by how many of our USAWE members step up to contribute their expertise and talents to the organization. It’s remarkable to think everything this entire organization does is run…and done…by volunteers:

  • Hundreds of memberships processed and fulfilled every year
  • Monthly accounts receivable, financial statements, and oversight reviews
  • A wealth of WE information, news, and services on our website
  • Marketing, newsletter, email services, social media, and retail product opportunities
  • Officials training and educational programs
  • Comprehensive WE rules, reviewed and updated every year
  • Licensed shows and management assistance
  • Robust awards programs
  • Policy & procedures and compliance recourse
  • Professional coaches network
  • Affiliated organizations and support

Need I say more? Any time you access programs or services, look up information or events, or tap into anything else under the USAWE umbrella, remember it’s all done by members who graciously donate hundreds of hours of their time. Take a minute to thank these volunteers when the occasion arises. USAWE wouldn’t be possible without them.

Work hard. Play hard. And enjoy every moment!

With much appreciation,

Barbara Price
President 2022

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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