R1 Sept. 2022

REGION 1

By: Heather Humelbaugh

W.E. is rapidly gaining members and popularity across the country. It is so exciting to see the incredible growth across the country for our sport.

This year USAWE is debuting ‘Zone Championships’. The Western Zone Championship (regions 1 & 2) is ready to roll in December in Scottsdale, Arizona and the 2023 proposals are in, have been inspected and the location will be announced very soon. If you have qualified for the zone championships; congratulations! (My big man Mojo qualified at L4 and I am super proud of my big chocolate lab, disguised as a horse, for getting me those scores). 

Your committee volunteers and board of directors have been working hard to improve the organization as a whole, which this year includes the formation of a task force dedicated to researching and organizing a process for fielding an international level team. That is incredibly exciting!

Please keep a lookout on the calendar of events for new, expanded opportunities for W.E. clinics and competitions in Idaho, Montana and Washington as our own area expands its footprint. Idaho, in particular, is gaining momentum and activity, which will increase the opportunity to learn and compete.

Don’t forget that it is also time for elections. The process has begun . See the elections page here:https://usawe.org/we-community/election-information/ for more information, and don’t forget to VOTE.

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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