Membership in USAWE

Join USAWE

Adult Membership Cost – $55

Junior [also called “Youth (7-17 years)”] Membership Cost – $41

USAWE Membership must be renewed each year. 
We start processing next year’s membership beginning Dec 1.
Our membership year is January 1st through December 31st.

Important:

Each USAWE Adult member must have their own UNIQUE email address on file with us. Email addresses are used for receiving election ballots (U.S. Adult members only) and other important membership news.

You will need to select your competition status on the application.

Once your payment has been confirmed, we will process your membership and send you a membership card within 5 business days

Contact membership@usawe.org if you have any questions.  Thanks!

USAWE Membership Regions

USAWE is structured into distinct geographical Regions. The purpose of Regions is to provide geographically-based representation in the governance of the organization as well as for awards. The Regions are:

  • Region 1:  Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
  • Region 2:  California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, and U.S. territories in the Pacific.
  • Region 3:  Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado.
  • Region 4:  New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
  • Region 5:  Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
  • Region 6:  New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
  • Region 7:  Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and US territories in the Atlantic.
  • International: All locations outside the United States of America.

USAWE Membership Benefits

Click the buttons below to learn more about our membership benefits.

USAWE Membership Classes

USAWE offers 4 Classes of membership.

1.  U.S. Adult Member (18 and older)
2. U.S. Junior Member (Youth 7 – 17) [also called “Youth (7-17 years)”]
3.  International Adult Member (18 and older)
4.  International Junior Member (Youth 7 – 17) [also called “International Youth (7-17 years)”]

U.S. Adult members (18 and older) are eligible to:

serve on committees
hold office
vote
be recognized on the regional and national Leaderboard
earn Lifetime Rider Medals
compete for the annual high-point breed performance awards

U.S. Junior [also called “Youth (7-17 years)”] members are eligible to:

serve on committees
be recognized on the regional and national Leaderboard
earn Lifetime Rider Medals
compete for the annual high-point breed performance awards
compete for the annual Youth High Point awards
apply for Youth Scholarships
participate in special youth activities/events planned by the USAWE Youth Development Committee

 International Adult members (18 and older) are eligible to:

serve on committees
show at USAWE Licensed shows at member cost
record horses
participate in the USAWE awards programs
apply for licensing as a Judge or Technical Delegate
apply to become a USAWE Professional Instructor

International Junior [also called “International Youth (7-17 years)”] members are eligible to:

serve on committees
show at USAWE licensed shows at member cost
record horses
participate in special youth activities/events planned by the USAWE Youth Development Committee

FAQ Regarding USAWE Membership and Competition Status

Determining your competition status 

You will need to select your competition status on your membership application.

How do I determine my competition division?

Youth Division in competition is age-restricted. Youth competitors must be between the ages of 7 and 17 (as of January 1st). Junior [also called “Youth (7-17 years)”] 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 Division in competition is not age-restricted.  Members qualify as Amateur according to USEF Rule GR1306 Professional/Amateur Status.  Amateur competitors 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 Division in competition is not age-restricted. Members who qualify as Professionals according to USEF Rule GR1306 Professional/Amateur Status must compete in the Open Division (per U.S. Rules for Working Equitation > 1.3 Rider Divisions). As an Open competitor, their Open show results will be used in the Open USAWE Awards Programs.

What happens if I am an Amateur Division competitor, yet the show where I compete only offers the Open Division for the level in which I’m competing?

To maintain an accurate tally of official competition results, USAWE does not re-score/re-place competition results after they have been validated. Thus, if the competition where you are competing only offers an Open rider division, then any points you earn at that competition will be added to your national and regional rankings as an Open rider. If you also compete at licensed shows that offer the Amateur division and earn points in those shows, you might end up with points on both the Amateur and Open Leaderboards.

How do I earn points for awards?

To earn points toward year-end awards, the show must be fully licensed (not provisional) before the competition starts; the rider must be a current USAWE Member; and the mount must be recorded with USAWE before competing in any USAWE-recognized competition (with a one-week post-show ‘grace’ period to resolve pre-show processing issues).

USAWE Privacy Statement: USA Working Equitation does not sell membership data. The personal data we collect is limited to information regarding our relationship with you. Contact information, such as name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address, relates to newsletters, mass communication, projects and events while birth year, membership type and competition status tell us who our members are.  

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.

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