Regional Reports

R2 Jan. 2023


By: Robin Bond

Welcome to the New Year!

Congratulations to Arizona Working Equitation on their successful Western Zone Championship Show, a well attended event that offered competitors at least two parts of WE that are uncommon in the US; a WAWE judge, and a cattle trial. This show managed to dodge the iffy weather that sandwiched it, but all participants made it safely to and from. Thank you to all who attended an event that brought folks from across the states to support each other. Congratulations also to the winners, and all of the competitors.

Region 2 is proud to be one of the most active regions in USAWE. We held a good number of shows and educational events in 2022, and we are on course for more of the same in 2023. We have a range of events coming up that offer a place to learn and show for all levels and budgets. Please look forward to an upcoming Calendar of events. There are not many currently listed on the USAWE website, as many of the proposed shows have not finished the approval process, but rest assured, there will be shows!

Once again, I encourage membership to email me at with your ideas and concerns.

Here’s to a great 2023!

Your Director,
Robin Bond
R2 Director

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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