By: Alex Tyson
Region 5 has a lot to look forward to in 2021! We already have 22 days of rated shows on the books! The complete list of shows and contact information is under the “Competitions” tab on the USAWE website. For simplicity’s sake, here is a condensed version of Region 5 shows as of 1/15/2021:
May 8-9 — R5 Buckle Series, Mother’s Day Weekend Show, Hampshire, IL
June 5-6 — Acres Summerfest, Woodstock, IL
June 12-13 — R5 Buckle Series, Brecksville, OH
June 25-27 — R5 Buckle Series, Rach Riding Academy, Milford, MI
July 3-4 — R5 Buckle Series, Independence Day Weekend Show, Hampshire, IL
July 24-25 — R5 Buckle Series, Kemp Horsemanship Summer Versatility, Brooklyn, WI
September 4-5 — R5 Buckle Series, Brecksville, OH
September 4-5 — KarMik Acres Show Series, Woodstock, IL
September 17-18 — R5 Buckle Series, Rach Riding Academy, Milford, MI
October 9-10 — KarMik Acres Show Series, Woodstock, IL
How cool to have multiple showing opportunities May-October. I hope that more Region 5 members also choose to host clinics and shows as the year goes on as well.
My vision for Working Equitation personally is that it could grow to the level of say hunter-jumper or dressage competitions; essentially something within an hour’s drive every weekend. With the growth and dedication we have seen from our members in Region 5, I would say we are on the right track!
Clinics and other events are being added regularly to the events calendar, so keep checking to see if there are some winter education opportunities. I am thrilled that everything is off to such a great start; we can only go up from here!