July 2022 E-News

Category: Newsletters

President’s Letter

By: Barbara Price

Dear USAWE Members,

During the past month, I’ve received several inquiries from members asking about initiating USAWE’s involvement with other equine organizations. I love hearing from members who are interested in promoting our sport and working together with other groups! Some of the ideas included United States Pony Club (USPC), breed, and local equine clubs.

This brings me to the concept of outreach. Outreach to other groups is a wonderful idea, and an essential component to growing our sport and organization. We’ve done a superb job growing via word of mouth; and taking 

advantage of the inherent excitement the discipline brings to riders and spectators alike. As we move into a more mature stage of growth, I believe it’s important for us to proactively reach out to additional equine disciplines and groups and spread the word about WE, and how it is valuable (and fun) cross training. National organizations, regional associations, and local riding clubs are all good prospects for engaging new riders, volunteers or supporters. I encourage members to check into possible affiliations and joint activities with equine clubs or organizations in their region or locality.

A couple of reminders from the Competitions and Rules committees:

  • The deadline for submitting rule change requests is August 1. Requests received after that date will go into the queue for the following rule change period.
  • As of last month, the Competitions Committee has received a Zone Championship proposal only for the Central Zone. That means the deadline automatically extends for both the Eastern and Western zones. Show management groups interested in hosting Zone Championships for those regions, can still get their proposals in. Contact the Competitions Committee with any questions.

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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