By: Kristine Strasburger
The big news for Region 1 this month is that we finally have an Affiliate Organization in Alaska! Woohoo! Let’s all give a big cheer and a round of support to Kelly Walsh-Schwab of Wasilla, Alaska for adding AK Livin’ The Dream Ranch to our growing list of Affiliate Organizations. They offer dressage and riding/horsemanship lessons to help promote the fun sport of Working Equitation for the Mid-Alaska area. They hope to hold clinics in the near future. Check them out here!
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!
USAWE Region 1 Director
Region 1 Affiliate Organizations
AK Livin’ The Dream Ranch
Idaho Panhandle Working Equitation
Idaho Oregon Trail Working Equitation
Laurel Saddle Club
Working Equitation Oregon – Willamette Valley
Walla Walla Valley Working Equitation
Upcoming Region 1 Events (October – January)
WE Oregon HalloWEen Show
October 30, 2021 – October 31, 2021
Oregon Horse Center
Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR, 97403
Julie Alonzo (530) 521-8755 (txt)
Quarterly AO Networking Hour
January 11, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A meet and greet style networking meeting for the USAWE Affiliate Organization community.
Open to all Affiliate Organization members, and anyone interested in starting an Affiliate Organization. Meet other USAWE Affiliate Organization leaders, make friends, share ideas, be encouraged, build community! This quarterly meeting is all about getting to know one another and strengthening the support you receive as an Affiliate Organization.
Zoom meeting, 6 pm Pacific Time on the second Tuesdays of these months: October, January, April, and July. Email Affiliate Organization Program Coordinator for meeting invite link.
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? Don’t have any friends? (just kidding) Individuals can also apply to become an Affiliate Organization. The USAWE Affiliate Organization Program has a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org