R2 August 2021


By: Robin Bond

Region 2 members have been busy this summer! While there has been a reduction in show activity due to oppressive heat, wildfires, and a EHV-1 incident in Northern California, several Region 2 professionals have been giving clinics and judging shows in other regions.

Polly Limond, Barbara Price, Sue Watkins, Nicole Chastain Price and probably others I don’t know, have traveled extensively this summer sharing their knowledge.

Please be sure to send me a note if you are holding schooling shows or giving clinics so I can put them up on the Facebook page. Email to: r2director@usawe.org

The biggest news is that we will be holding the Region 2 Championship show October 1-3, 2021 at the Wine Country Classic multi-breed show at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA. The veterinary inspection will be September 30, 2021 from 2 to 5pm.

Due to these strange times, the qualifying period is from January 1, 2019 through September 26, 2021. There is an A rated show for those who did not qualify. If you think you might qualify between now and the show, please enter the Rated show and upgrade to the Championship when you qualify.

Please check out the website and get your entries in!

Robin Bond
Region 2 Director

Executive Committee

Leslie Martien

President Elect
Barbara Price

Julie Alonzo

Erin O’Shaughnessy

At Large Director 1
Trisha Kiefer-Reed

At Large Director 2
Doreen Atkinson

Regional Directors

Region 1 Director
Kristine Strasburger

Region 2 Director
Robin Bond

Region 3 Director
Cindy Branham

Region 4 Director
Kiki Pantaze

Region 5 Director
Alex Tyson

Region 6 Director
Kimberley Hillyer

Region 7 Director
Rebecca Algar

Committee Chairs

Awards Committee
Erin Long

Coaches Network
Trisha Kiefer-Reed

Competitions Committee
Jeanne Bond

Ethics Committee
Dan Dahlke

Committee Chairs

Licensed Officials Committee
Christy Reich and Doreen Atkinson

Membership Committee
Mindy Finelli

Rules Committee
Jeanne Bond

Website Committee
Kristine Strasburger

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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