R5 Jan. 2021

REGION 5

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!

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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