R6 June 2021

REGION 6

By: Kim Hillyer

Hello Region 6 members!

Region 6 has a busy show season.  I want to thank these AO’s and their show managers for putting on these licensed shows.  It is hard work, and the volunteers needed to make these shows a success are so important. 

If you aren’t ready to show at licensed show just yet, consider volunteering at these shows.  It is a great way to see how it’s done.  The region just had its first 2 licensed shows of the year.  The first was held by ERAHC on June 5 and 6 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA, and the other was held by NEWE on June 12 & 13 at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, VT.  

ERAHC has 2 more shows on the schedule, one in NJ and the other in Lexington, VA.  NEWE has 5 more B-rated licensed shows scheduled with one in Loudon, NH, one in Pine Plains, NY, two more at the Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland, VT, and one in Pembrook, NH.  Check out the calendar on the USAWE website for dates!

There are some areas of Region 6 that are in need of USAWE Affiliate Organizations.  If you are thinking about the possibility of starting an Affiliate Organization with USAWE, and have questions, shoot me an email or give me a call and I will help you get started. 

Kimberly Hillyer
717-487-3648
R6director@usawe.org

Clinic and Play Day information

Working Equitation Clinics with Stephanie Hayes.
For more information contact vtblackpony@aol.com or 802-730-5400

July 3 Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT

July 14 Clinic with “S” judge Nicole Chastain Price, Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT

September 4 Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT

September 11-12 Clinic with “S” judge Doreen Atkinson, Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT

Breanna Rene Sporthorses
breannarenesport@gmail.com

I am hosting Nicole Chastain Price July 10-11.  Saturday clinic, Sunday show.

Venue:
The Horse Institute
21 Finkle Rd
Ancram, NY

Iron Rock Farm, LLC, Dover, PA

WE Play day schedule.  Events will be posted on the Iron Rock Farm Facebook page closer to the event dates with sign ups.  These are certainly geared towards newbies.  Come learn about Working Equitation, learn to ride the EOH obstacles, or just come to practice on the obstacles.

Contact Kim Hillyer for more information at ironrockfarm-hillyer@comcast.net, or 717-487-3648

June 30
July 13
July 31
August 12
August 21
Sept 4
Sept 25
Oct 16
Oct 30

Let’s hear from our AO’s:

Working Equitation of Central Pennsylvania
Email: Kathir@Rikore.com
Phone: 717-601-0802
Website: www.WESCPA.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorkingEq

Working Equitation of South Central PA continues to spread the word!

Our area is heavily into Western Pleasure, Hunter/Jumpers and Dressage is recognized in the South Central PA through a local organization. 

Our goal will be to find ways to entice and encourage all disciplines to dip their “hooves” into the Working Equitation arena.

Last month, Hollyhurst Farm, LLC, Carlisle, PA, sponsored a two day Quality Horsemanship clinic with Mike Feister. These clinics are a great way to “Prepare our Horses” for the Sport of Working Equitation.

In addition, WESCPA members, this past May and early June, 2021 enjoyed working with Mike Feister to learn how to separate designated cows from the herd as well as how to move them through a designated corridor. 

Most Working Equitation competitions do not offer the Cattle Trial, but when they do, we hope our PA members will be a force to be reckoned with.

On June 26 & 27, 2021 Hollyhurst Farm, LLC will be sponsoring another Mike Feister Quality Horsemanship Clinic. 

Regards,
Kathi Rickert

Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
Email: oakspringequestrianllc@gmail.com
Website: oakspringequestrianllc.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OakSpringEquestrian

 

Oak Spring Equestrian Activity Report

Report Date:  June 14, 2021

May – 2021

NOVAWE hosted a Working equitation schooling show at Frying Pan Park.

Barb Sullivan, Karen Miller and Holly Linz traveled to the show.  Barb Sullivan riding Aluinn Wyatt ended up Reserve Champion in the intro division.

This was a great way to get to ride in the arena before the ERAHC show in June.

partner show with NOVAWE; where they donated to ribbons to the Highest Dressage score and the Highest EOH score.

Thank you NOVAWE for your support.

June– 2021

A few of our members headed to Herndon VA for ERAHC #2 show.  At intro were Barb Sullivan, Karen Heist, Karen Miller and Rebcca Gabel; at Level 2 and Level 5 Holly Linz of Keep Stables.

Patrick King was at the farm on June 7 & 8 for private lessons.

On June 12 was a WE schooling show at OSE.  17 riders participated from Intro to Novice B.   Dr. Jill Malone was the judge.

Carolyn Rhodes riding Lexi was Reserve Champion in Intro #1. Close behind Carolyn in 3rd place overall was Karen Miller riding Sunday’s Dance.   Rebecca Gabel on RS Alegre was Champion in Intro #2 group.

We had riders from NOVAWE, EPAWE and OSEWE.   This was a

Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club (ERAHC)
Email: cornerstoneandalusians@gmail.com
Phone #: 908-489-2069
Website: www.erahc.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ERAHC

ERAHC USAWE AO Report 6/13/21

ERAHC’s second USAWE approved WE Show in our four-show series was this past weekend, June 5-6, 2021, at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herdon, VA.

Our judge was Rebecca Algar, an “S” judge from Morriston, FL. Rebecca was a very fair and honest judge with a wealth of knowledge! Thank you, Rebecca.

The show had 26 competitors – 12 Level 1, 7 Level 2, 4 Level 3, 1 Level 4, and 2 Level 5. Frying Pan Farm Park is part of the Fairfax County Park System and is a wonderful facility. Everyone there connected to the park were very kind and helpful!!! Thank you FPFP.

The show ran extremely well. If it were not for the NOVAWE group and all their volunteers, obstacles, decorations, etc., we would not have been able to have the show run so smoothly. Even the cicadas seemed to enjoy joining the fun (ugh!).

Our next show in the series is on July 17-18 at the Horse Park of NJ in Allentown, NJ.  Entries are still open. We will have Susan Watkins, an “R” judge from Riverside, CA, as our judge. This will be our first time having her officiate one of our shows. We look forward to meeting and working with her!

ERAHC is in full show swing! Come visit and/or compete with us.

See you next month!
Mindy Finelli

Eastern Pennsylvania Working Equitation
Email: EastPAWE@gmail.com
Phone: 302-983-0566
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EPAWE.org

We completed our first WE clinic May 22-23 with riders riding dressage fix a test and groups for learning about rules and the obstacles. Melissa Gallagher and Kim Hillyer did a great job!

EPAWE riders rode in their first WE schooling show at OSE on July 10, 2021. Alix James and Vee won dressage and EOH and overall champions for the day! Susan Felicia/Teddy and Kim Mackey/Cloud also made their WE debut.

All of us rode at different levels yet had the same outcome: we are hooked on WE! Truly hoping to grow and expand the sport in eastern PA to provide more opportunities and access for others to participate in WE.

There are still openings to ride in our first schooling show July 10, 2021 w Allison Reed. Dressage indoor w obstacles in the outdoor ring at Collective Roots Dressage, Cochranville, PA. Plenty of room for trailer parking! Check out our Facebook page for registration details!

Have a great ride!

New England Working Equitation
Email: newenglandworkingequitation@gmail.com
Phone #: 802-738-5299
Website: newenglandwe.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandwe/

Here’s a current list of our NEWE events for 2021:

—June Judge Tour with Polly Limond— A few clinic dates still available

  • June 26-27 Clinic with Bree Sprik & Stephanie Hayes, Pine Plains Equestrian Center, Pine Plains, NY
  • June 27 Clinic with Kat Waters, Breckenridge Farm, Barre, VT
  • July 3 Clinic with Stephanie Hayes, Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT
    • —July Judge Tour with Nicole Chastain Price— One clinic date still available

    • July 10-11 B Rated Working Equitation Show, Pine Plains Equestrian Center, Pine Plains, NY
    • July 13 Clinic with “S” judge Nicole Chastain Price, Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT
    • July 15-16 Clinic with Nicole Chastain Price, Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, VT
    • July 17-18 B Rated Working Equitation Show, Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, VT
    • July 27 Clinic with Kat Waters, Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, VT
    • July 31 Clinic with Stephanie Hayes, Four Seasons Stables at Tabletop Farm, Lanesborough MA
      • —August Judge Tour with Tarrin Warren—

      • August 14-15 B Rated Working Equitation Show, Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, VT
      • August 17 Clinic in Bradford, ME
      • August 19-21 Clinic with Tarrin Warren, Gelinas Farm, Pembroke, NH
      • August 22 B Rated Show, Gelinas Farm, Pembroke, NH
      • August 28 Connemara Working Equitation Clinic with Kat Waters, Springfield, VT
      • August 31 Clinic with Kat Waters, Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, VT
      • September 4 Clinic with Stephanie Hayes, Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT
      • September 11-12 Clinic with Doreen Atkinson, Center for America’s First Horse, Johnson, VT
      • September 13 Clinic with Doreen Atkinson, Centerline Farm, Rutland, VT
        • September 17-19 Region 6 Championship Show, The Grange Equine Center, Centre Hall, PA

        • September 21 Clinic with Kat Waters, Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, VT
          • Looking for entries?
            Thinking about volunteering?
            Interested in hosting a clinic with one of our Judge Tours? Interested in becoming a USAWE Licensed Official?

            Contact us for more information!
            newenglandworkingequitation@gmail.com

            Join us for the first regional championship to be held in the United States at the top class facility: the Grange Park Equine Center in Centre Hall, PA.

            It’s sure to be a fabulous weekend bringing our Region 6 WE family together! Entries are coming in fast, get your entry in today!

            Not up for competing? Set up camp at the Park and volunteer or spectate!

          Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE)
          Email: novawe.info@gmail.com
          Website: www.novawe.org
          Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/novawe.org

          Spring arrived in Northern Virginia and moved swiftly into summer to begin the Northern Virginia Working Equation (NOVAWE) show season.  Our first NOVAWE schooling show was held at Frying Pan Farm Park (FPFP) in Herndon, VA, May 22, officiated by Jill Malone and run by NOVAWE volunteers.

          Like clockwork, the show progressed through the day and spectators were treated to fabulous rides both in the dressage court and over the Biddie Lowry designed Ease of Hand (EOH) and Speed obstacle courses.

          The camaraderie of NOVAWE members and this sport never wanes.  All riders supported each other and undoubtedly all improved their WE skills.  Britt Callahan was Champion L1 Division A on Reason to Smile, followed by Reserve Champion Jeannie Whited on Speight Me.  Joanne Masterson was Champion L1 Division B on Lucy, followed by Reserve Champion Barb Sullivan on Aluinn Wyatt.

          A couple of spotted mares took top honors in Novice A (L2).  Laura Guillaudeu and Dot’s Dreamdoll (a black and white Paint) were Champion. Diane Hutchinson and Splash of Glory (a black and white Oldenburg Pinto) finished as Reserve Champion.  Someday these two need to do a pairs class.

          For some of the competitors this was their first WE show, and there were a couple of DQs.  However the experience was an excellent prep for the Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club (ERAHC) rated show that followed two weeks later at the same facility.

          Earlier in May, to help prepare NOVAWE members for the show season, NOVAWE ran a Dressage Fix-A-Test with notable dressage trainer Mary Flood of Wildfire Farm in Lovettsville VA.

          Many of our show riders took advantage of this schooling/training opportunity to polish their dressage tests.  Wildfire Farm is a NOVAWE business member.

          Another NOVAWE business member, Mitchell Dressage Series, conducted a EOH clinic with clinician Allison Reed (of Bella Vita Stables, also a NOVAWE business member).  This clinic was held on the other side of the NOVAWE region in Catlett, VA.

          The clinic format was geared to prep riders for showing and included coaching on how to ride in a busy warm-up ring as well as how to prepare your horse with flexions and balance tests during warm-up. After the morning clinic portion, a EOH schooling class, complete with judging and ribbons, was conducted.

          Both the EOH clinic and the Dressage Fix-a-Test were excellent sources of information and training for the participants.

          NOVAWE transitioned its event registration process to Strider Pro and is enjoying more streamlined registration for its clinics and shows.  If ever needed, contact Biddie Lowry (NOVAWE.blowry@gmail.com) for NOVAWE event registration assistance.

          NOVAWE thanks all its business members and show sponsors who support our efforts to bring Working Equitation to Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas.

          For a complete list of member benefits and Business Members, visit our membership page at  https://novawe.org/membership/    #WETogether

          Happy riding!
          Kim Hillyer
          USAWE R-6 director

          Executive Committee

          President
          Leslie Martien
          president@usawe.org

          President Elect
          Barbara Price
          presidentelect@usawe.org

          Secretary
          Julie Alonzo
          secretary@usawe.org

          Treasurer
          Erin O’Shaughnessy
          treasurer@usawe.org

          At Large Director 1
          Trisha Kiefer-Reed
          aldirector1@usawe.org

          At Large Director 2
          Doreen Atkinson
          aldirector2@usawe.org

          Regional Directors

          Region 1 Director
          Kristine Strasburger
          r1director@usawe.org

          Region 2 Director
          Robin Bond
          r2director@usawe.org

          Region 3 Director
          Cindy Branham
          r3director@usawe.org

          Region 4 Director
          Kiki Pantaze
          r4director@usawe.org

          Region 5 Director
          Alex Tyson
          r5director@usawe.org

          Region 6 Director
          Kimberley Hillyer
          r6director@usawe.org

          Region 7 Director
          Rebecca Algar
          r7director@usawe.org

          Committee Chairs

          Awards Committee
          Erin Long
          awards@usawe.org

          Coaches Network
          Trisha Kiefer-Reed
          coaches@usawe.org

          Competitions Committee
          Jeanne Bond
          competitions@usawe.org

          Ethics Committee
          Dan Dahlke
          ethics@usawe.org

          Committee Chairs

          Licensed Officials Committee
          Christy Reich and Doreen Atkinson
          loc@usawe.org

          Membership Committee
          Mindy Finelli
          membership@usawe.org

          Rules Committee
          Jeanne Bond
          rules@usawe.org

          Website Committee
          Kristine Strasburger
          r1director@usawe.org

          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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