R5 Feb. 2022

REGION 5

By: Becky Sherven

The USAWE 2021 Show Season results were released just a couple of weeks ago, which included National, Regional and Breed Awards.  Congratulations again to all on a successful year!  Region 5 has so much to be proud of and represented well!

Our USAWE Annual Member meeting was also held on February 5.  The meeting covered many topics including reports from the Competitions, Licensed Officials, Awards and Membership Committees.  Thank you to our members who attended!  During this meeting, 2022 Zone Championships were discussed and include:

  • Central Zone – October 20-23, Fairgrounds – Hutchinson KS
  • Eastern Zone – November 3-6, Three Bulls, LLC – Bulls Gap, TN
  • Western Zone – December 8-11, WestWorld – Scottsdale, AZ

The Central Zone Championship has both a FaceBook Page and a website: https://usawecentral22.com/.  Be sure to like and follow both for updates!  Start your planning, it is going to be a great event!

During the Member meeting, we also talked about Affiliate Organizations (AO’s).  USAWE offers independent local organizations involved in WE the opportunity to be officially recognized as AO’s.  AO’s are crucial to growth and serve as a learning resource to individuals, hosting and organizing events.  Region 5 is fortunate to have many AO’s including: Fox Valley Saddle Association (Illinois), KarMik Acres, Inc. (Illinois), Alex Tyson Horsemanship (Michigan), Working Equitation Minnesota (Minnesota), Classical Attraction Dressage Society (Ohio), The Sunrise Ranch (Wisconsin) and Kemp Horsemanship (Wisconsin).

A very special Welcome to Adrienne Dymesich and The Sunrise Ranch out of Mason, Wisconsin as our newest AO!  Details on each AO can be found on the USAWE page here.

Many shows are slotted for the year already, with several offering cattle phases!  Remember – I am always happy to share your event via the Region 5 Facebook page; you can message the Region 5 page directly for this.  A full list of events can be found on USAWE’s event page (https://usawe.org/events/).  Since shows are just around the corner for us, now is a great time to verify your membership is accurately renewed and that your horse recording is correct.  Please take the time to verify this information now so you are ready to show!

Wishing everyone a great month ahead… please reach out with any questions or if you have something you would like to see out of these newsletters in the future, or on Facebook!

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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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