R1 July 2021

REGION 1

By: Kristine Strasburger
Hello to everyone in Region 1!

I’m excited to announce Idaho has another Affiliate Organization to help promote Working Equitation in Southern Idaho! Welcome to USAWE, Working Equitation – Idaho Oregon Trail!

About Working Equitation – Idaho Oregon Trail

Our Affiliate Organization is devoted to offering holistic training courses emphasizing balance through historical high-school dressage training, and historical mounted military exercises, such as lance and sword drills, negotiating obstacles, and horseback archery. We are devoted to preserving historical horsemanship.

Our mother organization is a non-profit charitable organization, since 2003, and it is devoted to helping special needs individuals and their families heal through equine assisted activities and therapies.

Adaptive WE activities have always been part of this special needs riding program throughout its history. Our mother organization is Students and Horses Excel, also known with the IRS as SHE, Inc.

Our first Clinic/schooling show is October 2-3, 2021 with Cari Schwartz as clinician and judge.

We are devoted to making our location a hub for WE events in Southern Idaho.

I will be adding a Facebook Event page to the existing SHE facebook pages. The clinic/schooling show registration page will be available there as well.

Contact: Willa Rose 208-602-3265

Region 1 Affiliate Organizations

Alaska
We still don’t have an AO in Alaska. Who will step up and be the first?

Upcoming Region 1 Events

Coached Playdays (participants and auditors welcome)

July 24, 2021
August 14, 2021
September 18, 2021
Embrace Equine Center, Athol, Idaho
Kristine Strasburger, (208) 818-0400
ipweidaho@gmail.com
Idaho Panhandle Working Equitation

B-Rated Show offering Introductory through Masters levels

July 24, 2021 – July 25, 2021
Rockin US
2829 Swamp Rd. Belgrade, MT 59714
Melissa Mains, Show Manager
mkbigsby@mac.com

WE Under the Big Sky Buckle Series-Show #2

August 14, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Sleeping Willow Ranch
888 South Burnt Fork Rd., Stevensville, MT 59870
Amanda Sampson, 406-381-6196
Sampson_Manda@hotmail.com

WE Under the Big Sky Buckle Series-Show #3

September 3, 2021
Big Sky Horse Park
3500 North Avenue, Missoula, MT 59804
Sheila Mealey, (406) 210-4307
weunderthebigsky@gmail.com

Region 1 Championship

September 4, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Big Sky Horse Park
3500 North Avenue, Missoula, MT 59804
Sheila Mealey (406) 210-4307
weunderthebigsky@gmail.com

WE Oregon Fall Show

September 11, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Oregon Horse Center
Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR, 97403
Julie Alonzo (530) 521-8755 (txt)
WorkingEquitationOregon@gmail.com

Heart of the Cascades WE Show and Clinic

September 17, 2021 – September 19, 2021
WA State Horse Park
1202 Douglas Munro Blvd., Cle Elum, TX 98922
Kelly Munro, (425) 681-246
0kelly@gratefulpinefarm.com

Clinic / Schooling Show

October 2-3, 2021
Dream River Ranch
8894 W Martha Ave., Oasis, ID 83647
Willa Rose, (208) 602-3265
willa@dreamriverranch.org

WE Oregon Halloween Shows

October 30, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Oregon Horse Center
Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR, 97403
Julie Alonzo (530) 521-8755 (txt)
WorkingEquitationOregon@gmail.com

Region 1 Reminders

Don’t forget to check out the USAWE Calendar for events near you. New events are added all the time, so check back often.

Also, check the USAWE Affiliate Organizations page to find an AO near you. Don’t have an Affiliate Organization near you? Why don’t you get some friends together and form one? We can all do something to help Working Equitation grow in the United States. What can you do to help? Connect with me if you need support. That’s what I’m here for.

Until next time, happy riding!

Kristine Strasburger
USAWE Region 1 Director
r1director@usawe.org
(208) 818-0400

Executive Committee

President
Leslie Martien
president@usawe.org

President Elect
Barbara Price
presidentelect@usawe.org

Secretary
Julie Alonzo
secretary@usawe.org

Treasurer
Erin O’Shaughnessy
treasurer@usawe.org

At Large Director 1
Trisha Kiefer-Reed
aldirector1@usawe.org

At Large Director 2
Doreen Atkinson
aldirector2@usawe.org

Regional Directors

Region 1 Director
Kristine Strasburger
r1director@usawe.org

Region 2 Director
Robin Bond
r2director@usawe.org

Region 3 Director
Cindy Branham
r3director@usawe.org

Region 4 Director
Kiki Pantaze
r4director@usawe.org

Region 5 Director
Alex Tyson
r5director@usawe.org

Region 6 Director
Kimberley Hillyer
r6director@usawe.org

Region 7 Director
Rebecca Algar
r7director@usawe.org

Committee Chairs

Awards Committee
Erin Long
awards@usawe.org

Coaches Network
Trisha Kiefer-Reed
coaches@usawe.org

Competitions Committee
Jeanne Bond
competitions@usawe.org

Ethics Committee
Dan Dahlke
ethics@usawe.org

Committee Chairs

Licensed Officials Committee
Christy Reich and Doreen Atkinson
loc@usawe.org

Membership Committee
Mindy Finelli
membership@usawe.org

Rules Committee
Jeanne Bond
rules@usawe.org

Website Committee
Kristine Strasburger
r1director@usawe.org

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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