Membership in USAWE

Our membership year currently runs from December 1st through November 30th. 

 (A policy change to have it correspond with the calendar & competition year is under review.)

For 2022, Adult memberships cost $45.

Junior memberships are free!

Individual Memberships

USAWE offers Individual Adult and Junior memberships.

Adult members (18 and over) are eligible to serve on committees, hold office, vote, be recognized on the regional and national Leaderboard as well as earn Lifetime Rider Medals and compete for the annual high-point breed performance awards. The Individual Adult membership fee is $45.

Junior members (17 years and under as of the start of the competition/membership year – Jan. 1) are eligible to serve on committees and be recognized on the regional and national Leaderboard as well as earn Lifetime Rider Medals and compete for the annual high-point breed performance awards. In addition, all Junior members automatically compete for the High Point Youth award. The Individual Youth membership fee is free at the present time.

To Join, fill out the information on the link, below. For Junior members, that’s all you need to do! 

Please note: We request that each member have their own UNIQUE email address on file with us. Email addresses are used for elections and to send out our e-newsletters. Having a unique email address for each member will help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate fully in all our offerings. 

Junior Members

FREE!

USAWE Adult Membership

$45

 

For Adult members:

~ Fill out the Google Form by clicking on the “Adult or Junior Join or Renew” button.
~ Submit payment  –  A link to the payment page will appear once the Form is submitted.

For Junior members:

~ Just fill out the membership application by clicking on the “Adult or Junior Join or Renew” button.
~ Submit the application. Disregard the payment page when it pops up…you do not need to pay.

Adult memberships will not be processed without payment.

 

 

How does an annual membership designation impact licensed show entries and the annual awards programs?

Youth Membership is for Youth (7-17 yrs. old as of January 1 of the calendar).  Youth are encouraged to join or renew as a Youth USAWE member to take advantage of several perks – FREE Youth membership, Youth Scholarship eligibility, Youth National and Regional Leaderboard Awards, Youth High Point Year End Award and special youth activities/events planned by the USAWE Youth Development Committee. Youth members may compete in Youth, Amateur or Open Division (per U.S. Rules for Working Equitation > 1.3 Rider Divisions); however, their leaderboard points from each competition will correspond to the division they showed in at that competition.

Amateur Membership is not age restricted.  Members must comply with USEF Rule GR1306 Professional/Amateur Status.  Amateur members may compete in Amateur or Open Division (per U.S. Rules for Working Equitation > 1.3 Rider Divisions); however, their leaderboard points from each competition will correspond to the division they showed in at that competition.

Open Membership is not age restricted. Members must compete in the Open Division (per U.S. Rules for Working Equitation > 1.3 Rider Divisions). As an Open member, their Open show results will be used in the Open USAWE Awards Programs.

To earn points toward year-end awards, the horse must be recorded with USAWE, and the rider must be a current USAWE member within 30 days of the completion of the competition where the points were earned.

Affiliate Organizations

USAWE understands the important role that local groups play in helping people learn about Working Equitation and organizing WE events in their area.

USAWE offers independent local organizations involved in WE the opportunity to be officially recognized as USAWE Affiliate Organizations (AO). AOs will be listed on the USAWE website by state with a brief description of the AO’s functions/activities, point of contact, the AO logo and link to the AO’s website.

Plus, at the end of each membership year our adult members of USAWE are given the option to designate $5 from their membership to an Affiliate Organization of their choice.

Affiliate Organization

$50

To Apply:

~ Fill out the Google Form by clicking on the “Apply For or Renew Affiliate Organization Recognition” button.
~ Submit payment  –  A link to the payment page will appear once the Form is submitted.

Affiliate Organization applications/renewals will not be processed without payment.

USAWE COMMUNITY CODE

USAWE is dedicated to good horsemanship and committed to fostering camaraderie and good sportsmanship in all our events. To that end, we ask all of our members to:

 

  • Make decisions, in training and competition, with the welfare of your horse foremost in your mind.
  • Support others; encourage those new to the sport and actively seek ways to help them learn.
  • Be considerate of those contributing their time to put on events. Be courteous to officials, organizers, staff, and volunteers.
  • Be honest in your dealings with others and demonstrate personal integrity in your words and deeds.
  • Volunteer whenever you are able. By donating your time at local events or in service to the national organization, you are helping to grow this sport.

Horse Recording

All horses competing in any USAWE recognized competitions must be recorded with USAWE. 

 As of 1/1/2021, the recording fee is $20 and is valid for the LIFETIME of the horse. Horse recordings are transferable upon the sale of the horse.

Lifetime Horse Recording

$20

To Apply:

~ Fill out the Google Form by clicking on the blue “Record Your Horse” button.
~ Submit payment – A link to the payment page will appear once the Form is submitted.
~ If you are registering more than one horse, fill out additional form submissions and add to the quantity in your cart during the checkout process to pay for all horses in a single transaction.

Horse Recording applications will not be processed without payment.
Horse recordings can be transfered upon the sale of the horse.
Contact membership@usawe.org to request a record update.

One-Time Voucher – (Never-Before-Members)

One-Time "Try It Out!" Voucher

Want to try out Working Equitation, but not yet ready to commit to a membership? USAWE offers a one-time “Try It Out!” voucher for people who have never been members of a WE organization who are interested in giving the sport a try. This voucher enables the person to waive the non-member fees to compete at a licensed competition (they still pay to enter the competition and horse must be recorded with USAWE, but can use this voucher to avoid paying a non-member fee the first time they compete at a licensed WE event). To apply for your one-time voucher, click on the button below.

Current Members

Recorded Horses

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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