R4 Jan. 2021

REGION 4

By: Kiki Pantaze

I am happy to report that many areas of Region 4 are experiencing interest and growth. It sounds like the upcoming clinics are going to be well attended with new participants who are keen to get going in Working Equitation.

I would like to take this opportunity to challenge the members of Region 4 to help with our growth. The challenge is for you to get at least one new member to join or get someone who has not been a member of a WE association in the last 2 years to renew.

I would like to keep track of this effort, so please let me know if you are able to encourage people to sign up. More members in Region 4 will make our shows larger and more exciting. More importantly, larger events will encourage organizers to continue hosting. You can direct people interested in joining USAWE to our easy membership portal at https://usawe.org/membership/ .

REGION 4 SCHEDULE as of January 17:
Competitions listed in blue have not yet applied for licensing and are listed here as a courtesy to our members who are working on planning their schedules. Please verify the licensing status of these shows on the Competitions page on our website prior to entering.

January 30-31 — Highlander Ranch clinic, Waco, TX
February 6-7 — Sandhaven Performance Horses clinic, McDade, TX
February 20-21 — Clinic in Shreveport, LA
February 27 — Heart of Texas WE Series #1, Highlander Ranch, Waco, TX
March 27-28 — Heart of Texas WE Series #2, Taylor, TX
April 10-11 — Haras Dos Cavaleiros, Magnolia, TX
May 1 — Sandhaven (Schooling show), McDade, TX
May 22 — Heart of Texas WE Series #3, Watts Way, Chapel Hill, TX
June 12 — Sandhaven (Schooling show), McDade, TX
October 22-24 — Haras Dos Cavaleiros, Magnolia, TX
November 6 — Sandhaven (Schooling show), McDade, TX

Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns or would just like to chat. Like our Region 4 Facebook page at USA Working Equitation – Region 4.

Kiki Pantaze

512-924-7566 or R4Director@usawe.org

Executive Committee

President
Leslie Martien
president@usawe.org

President Elect
Barbara Price
presidentelect@usawe.org

Secretary
Julie Alonzo
secretary@usawe.org

Treasurer
Erin O’Shaughnessy
treasurer@usawe.org

At Large Director 1
Trisha Kiefer-Reed
aldirector1@usawe.org

At Large Director 2
Doreen Atkinson
aldirector2@usawe.org

Regional Directors

Region 1 Director
Kristine Strasburger
r1director@usawe.org

Region 2 Director
Robin Bond
r2director@usawe.org

Region 3 Director
Cindy Branham
r3director@usawe.org

Region 4 Director
Kiki Pantaze
r4director@usawe.org

Region 5 Director
Alex Tyson
r5director@usawe.org

Region 6 Director
Kimberley Hillyer
r6director@usawe.org

Region 7 Director
Rebecca Algar
r7director@usawe.org

Committee Chairs

Awards Committee
Erin Long
awards@usawe.org

Coaches Network
Trisha Kiefer-Reed
coaches@usawe.org

Competitions Committee
Jeanne Bond
competitions@usawe.org

Ethics Committee
Dan Dahlke
ethics@usawe.org

Committee Chairs

Licensed Officials Committee
Christy Reich and Doreen Atkinson
loc@usawe.org

Membership Committee
Mindy Finelli
membership@usawe.org

Rules Committee
Jeanne Bond
rules@usawe.org

Website Committee
Kristine Strasburger
r1director@usawe.org

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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