R6 Jan. 2021


By: Kimberley Hillyer

Hello Region 6 members! I am hoping everyone had a happy, safe, and healthy holiday season. If you’re anything like me you are itching to get ready for the new riding season. Hopefully, you are getting to ride now, but if you’re not, you can start planning now by checking for WE events in your area.

Lots of learning opportunities are available in Region 6. If there is not one near you, contact me, and I can hook you up with some contacts that could help you out. Be sure to check out the events going on at each of our Region 6 Affiliate Organizations, and you can also go to USAWE.org and check out events on the website.

As your regional director, I’d like to hear from you. I want to know what you are looking for. What do you want to see happen in Region 6? I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about WE. If I don’t know the answer I’m happy to either direct you to someone who does or find out for you.

In the near future, I will reach out to you with information inviting you to join me in a Zoom meet and greet. Come with questions and ideas if you have them. Even if you don’t have any questions, join us and take this opportunity to meet others in our region with the same interests as you.

If you are interested in starting a USAWE Affiliate Organization, go to https://usawe.org/affiliate-organizations/. USAWE understands the important role that local groups play in helping people learn about Working Equitation and organizing WE events in their area. USAWE offers independent local organizations involved in WE the opportunity to be officially recognized as USAWE Affiliate Organizations. Region 6 currently has three Affiliate Organizations: NEWE, NOVAWE, and OSEWE. AOs like these are the best way to grow the sport in your area.

Below is information from each of our USAWE Region 6 AOs.

Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
Email: oakspringequestrianllc@gmail.com

Website: oakspringequestrianllc.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OakSpringEquestrian

OSEWE had a great show series in 2020 despite COVID 19. Thank you OSE for hosting such a great show series and to all of the volunteers who helped make it happen. This is a great place to learn and show. Here are the results of the 2020 WE show series at OSE.

Novice – A & B were combined
Biddie Lowry riding Oliver Red Tari – Champion
Kimberly Hillyer riding Bell The Cat– Reserve Champion

Rebecca Gabel riding RS Alegre – Champion
Carolyn Rhodes riding Lexi – Reserve Champion

Here is a list of activities at OSEWE for 2021. Please keep an eye on their website, and FB page for future Working Equitation Play Days.

Jan 14-20 – OSE Dressage ring setup for virtual NEWE Show

Jan 21-31 – OSE EOH Course setup for virtual NEWE Show

February 13 – OSE Ask the Judge – A question and answer session with Dr. Jill Malone, “r” judge for USAWE

April 10 – OSE Working Equitation Clinic with Allison Reed

April 30 – OSE Clinic with Carlos Carniero

May 1-2 – OSE Clinic with Carlos Carniero

June 7-9 – Patrick King at OSE

June 12 – OSE Working Equitation Schooling show – offering Intro – Intermediate (Jill – judge)

October 9-10 – OSE Rated Show (Jill – Judge) – We will apply for “B” license

Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE)
Email: novawe.info@gmail.com

Website: http://www.novawe.org

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/novawe.org

Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) is working with their new business member, Briar Creek Farm’s, Suzanne Liscouski, to coordinate a special winter groundwork clinic series, open to NOVAWE members. The series will begin with the basics and move toward leveraging groundwork to introduce working equitation obstacles while in hand, to build confidence, connection and promote relationships.
The 2020 season, as different as it was, concluded in November, and NOVAWE also announced their Year-End Award winners. NOVAWE members showed in NOVAWE and NOVAWE partner shows throughout the year and scores were averaged. Congratulations to all who participated and to our winners. 

(For details on all winners and awards, please see the original e-newsletter that was sent out)



Here is a list of some of NOVAWE’s events for 2021. Check out their FB page and Website for more information.

March 27 – NOVAWE WE Clinic with Allison Reed

April 24 – NOVAWE Intro to Working Equitation Clinic

May 22 – NOVAWE Schooling Show

June 26 – NOVAWE Intro to Working Equitation Clinic

October 23 – NOVAWE Fall Fun Show

November 6 – NOVAWE Schooling Show

New England Working Equitation
Email: newenglandworkingequitation@gmail.com

Phone #: 802-738-5299

Website: newenglandwe.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandwe/

NEWE is hosting some Zoom presentations this winter/spring in preparation for the exciting year ahead:

January 23rd, 7:30pm

The New England Judge Tours:

What they are, how to get involved and what NEWE needs to make them successful with Kat Waters

Open to those interested in Working Equitation in New England.

Contact newenglandworkingequitation@gmail.com

February 20th, 7pm

Competition Scoring

Applying the US Rules for Working Equitation to competition scoring. Great for potential scorers, managers, secretaries, Provisional Technical Delegates and competitors.

Open to the public.

Contact newenglandworkingequitation@gmail.com

March 19th, 7pm

Volunteering in WE

Learn about the essential volunteer roles for a licensed Working Equitation Show.

Hosted by Andrea Miglorie

Contact acenterlinefarm@aol.com

April 17th, 7:30pm

Region 6 Championship Q & A

Contact newenglandworkingequitation@gmail.com

Other NEWE activities for 2021

August 13-23 – NEWE Judges Tour with Tarrin Warren

September 10-20 – NEWE Judges Tour with Doreen Atkinson

September 17-19 – Region 6 Championship Show

Also, ERAHC (The Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club) will be hosting three WE shows.

May 7-9 in Bulls Gap, TN

July 9-11 in Forest City, PA

August 27-29 in Lexington, VA

Contact person is Maria Blackstone at mblackstone@renaissancefarmtn.com

I look forward to meeting you all soon!

Kim Hillyer


Executive Committee

Leslie Martien

President Elect
Barbara Price

Julie Alonzo

Erin O’Shaughnessy

At Large Director 1
Trisha Kiefer-Reed

At Large Director 2
Doreen Atkinson

Regional Directors

Region 1 Director
Kristine Strasburger

Region 2 Director
Robin Bond

Region 3 Director
Cindy Branham

Region 4 Director
Kiki Pantaze

Region 5 Director
Alex Tyson

Region 6 Director
Kimberley Hillyer

Region 7 Director
Rebecca Algar

Committee Chairs

Awards Committee
Erin Long

Coaches Network
Trisha Kiefer-Reed

Competitions Committee
Jeanne Bond

Ethics Committee
Dan Dahlke

Committee Chairs

Licensed Officials Committee
Christy Reich and Doreen Atkinson

Membership Committee
Mindy Finelli

Rules Committee
Jeanne Bond

Website Committee
Kristine Strasburger

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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