Regional Reports

R6 Dec. 2021


By: Kim Hillyer

It looks like it’s going to be a busy WE year in Region 6.  Lot’s of things are being planned by our AO’s.  Everything from Coached WE Play days, schooling shows, Sanctioned shows, and Clinics.   The MD, PA, and VA AO’s are working together to coordinate their schedules so as to not overlap since they are relatively close to each other geographically.  New England Working Equitation is planning virtual Rule Book Study group via Zoom starting in Jan.  This is a perfect way to really study and understand those rules.  They are also doing virtual a WE schooling show series.  Keep an eye out on the USAWE Region 6 FB page for schedules and monthly updates from our AO’s.  All events in the region will be posted in the events page of the Region 6 page.  If you don’t see an event, let us know.  We probably just didn’t know about it.  EVEN if you aren’t an AO at this time, but you have a WE event, let us know.  WE want to get the word out!

Are there any members in the Pittsburg, PA area looking for WE activities in that area?  I’ve had some interest expressed, but they can’t find events close.  Contact me via the region 6 FB page, or at  I will help you get into contact with others in your area as I learn about you.  Also, feel free to post your interest on the R-6 FB page.  You may be able to connect that way. 

The best way to get things started in your area if there is not an AO close to you, is to become an Affiliate Organization with USAWE.  It’s super easy and you don’t even need to be an official club to become one.  That way, those looking on the USAWE website, will see what is close, and make contact.

We are also working hard to find a central location to host the Eastern Zone WE championships.  Keep an eye out for future information.  This will be an exciting show! 

Take care, and Happy Riding,

Kim Hillyer

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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