By: Karen Miller
Welcome to Region 6
Representing New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The weather is rainy and cold in ALL of Region 6, however we are thinking forward to 2023!
Region 6 is on fire and AO’s are busy working together to plan events including Clinics and Play Days, Licensed Shows and Schooling Shows. Be sure to check USAWE Calendar for upcoming events as they are added.
A couple notes from Affiliated Organizations:
New England Working Equitation (NEWE) and its first of three in a series of Virtual 2023 dressage test review meeting with “S” Judge Polly Limond on December 7th. It was a huge success with 64 (yes 64) registered for the call. Polly explained each element of the Level 1 test, focusing on the new movements and what judges are looking for. The second installment of the series will take place January 5th with “S” Judge Doreen Atkinson, reviewing the 2023 Level 2 & 3 dressage tests. Polly will be back to review Level 4 & 5 tests (dates to be determined). If you are a NEWE member, these meetings are free. If you would like to attend the next one and are not a member you can make a donation to NEWE and receive the link to the meeting. Visit www.newenglandwe.com/membership to join or click DONATE button on the homepage to make a donation and email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link. All proceeds help offset the expense of our clinics and shows.
Coming up in January NEWE is hosting its popular 3rd annual Virtual Schooling Series which will run January, February, and March. Riders video their dressage/EOH rides and get scored, feedback and tips on improving scores as well as exercises to use to improve. Participants get access to a private FB page to ask questions. For more information check out http://www.newenglandwe.com/virtual-schooling-series . Along with Virtual events over the winter NEWE has live clinics, schooling shows, and USAWE licensed shows on the schedule throughout New England & Eastern New York. www.newenglandwe.com/calendar for more info. Also check out the New England Working Equitation FB page!
A little further south in Region 6 Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) is busy planning for 2023.
Exciting news for 2023 NOVAWE will host 2 – 1 day Licensed Shows with Judge Kim Roe, April 22 & 23 at Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA. Mark your calendars!
NOVAWE Zoom Membership meeting is January 25 at 7pm. An email will be going out soon to members.
NOVAWE is currently in their membership renewal drive. Visit their website https://www.novawe.org to renew, join or just check out upcoming events.
If you are looking for events near you and you are in Region 6 feel free to contact me at email@example.com and I will help you locate the closest Affiliate Organization.
Rest up, we are going to be busy in 2023!