Regional Reports

R3 Jan. 2022


By: Chris Stanko

Hello and Happy New Year!

My name is Chris Stanko. I am your 2022 Region 3 Director, a USAWE Coach, USAWE TD and President of High Country Working Equitation and a USAWE competitor. I live in Niwot Colorado. 

With Covid 19 the last 2 years our WE family has dwindled quite a bit. HCWE is working hard to get people involved again. We have held and are holding clinics in private facilities to spread the word and give people a taste of Working Equitation. These clinics are for riders who have never ever tried WE. We offer these clinics at no charge for about 2 hours. By doing this we hope to get some more people involved.

My hope is to start up conversations with other states in region 3 as well as other regions across the nation to support one another in any way we can. Communication is key! Please join me in getting the ball rolling and promote Working Equitation across the country!

Upcoming Events


January 29th – HCWE has a clinic at Hobby Horse to introduce WE(I heard there are 19 people signed up)

January 30th – HCWE has our 2022 kick off party and membership drive at Circle Star Arena

January 16th- Play day at Plane View Farm

AO Listings

High Country Working Equitation

Working Equitation Kansas

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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