WE Post: Sept 2022 E-News

Sept 2022 E-News

Category: eNews

President’s Letter

By: Barbara Price

Dear USAWE Members,

It’s hard to believe fall is nearly here, and only a few months remain of our 2022 show season. Time flies when you’re busy. And the Competitions and Awards committees have been extremely busy this year. At the close of the season, these committees will have handled details and results for over 100 USAWE licensed shows. That translates to a lot of work all year long. I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers of both these committees for this huge effort in support of USAWE shows!

USAWE members also can look forward to our first three Zone Championship shows this fall. All of the zones (Eastern, Central, and Western) have fabulous 

show experiences in the works. If you’re planning to compete at one or more of the zone shows, be sure to check that your qualifying scores have been recorded. If you’re not already planning to compete, why not plan to volunteer and/or attend to support our first zones shows.

Coming up … International Competitions? Now that USAWE has been sanctioned by the World Association for Working Equitation (WAWE), we join with 20 other WAWE member countries and are eligible to participate in WAWE shows (provided respective show qualifications are met). In order to get USAWE international competition policies and procedures in place, the Board of Directors has approved a temporary International Competition Task Force (ICTF) to develop and make recommendations to the board for our international competition program. The ICTF is composed of the USAWE president, president-elect, and three appointed members. The membership at large was asked for nominations for the appointments, and the board approved the following applicants to join the task force: Christy Reich, Kellee Campbell, and Kiki Pantaze. It will be exciting to hear more from this group over the next year as they map out the first USAWE international competition platform. (A detailed description of the task force’s responsibilities is included with this newsletter.)

Election Update: By the time this newsletter is published, the USAWE election period will be well underway. Nominations closed September 15; the deadline for candidate statements is October 1; and statements will be posted on the website by October 15. Ballots go out to all members eligible to vote on November 1. They will be sent to the email address given when the member activated their membership. Full election details are available at www.usawe.org.

Work hard. Play hard. And enjoy every moment!

With much appreciation,
Barbara Price
President 2022

 

LINKS Updated Description
Banner Order Form   Order the USAWE Banner using the form provided in the link. All banner orders must be submitted at least 20 business days (4 weeks) before your needed date.
Course Design Approval Guide  01/14/2023 Covers basic course design requirements. EOH and Speed courses must be reviewed/approved by a licensed official. 
Current Members   Show Manager is required to validate rider's entry form's USAWE membership number.  List is updated by the Membership Committee

Dispensation Certificate Application - MS Word

Dispensation Certificate Application - PDF

11/1/2020
Riders with disabilities use this form to apply for a Dispensation Certificate that approves the use of adaptive equipment and other allowances. 
Dressage arena dimensions   Provides Dressage arena dimensions and diagonal measurements to aid in setup.

Emergency Plan (sample) - MS Word

Emergency Plan (sample) - PDF

4/25/2022 Emergency Plan instructions prepared by Safety Coordinator. (Competition Manual 4.3)
Entry Form (sample) - MS Word  2/2/2022 First page can be modified as needed. Second page cannot be changed. (Competition Manual 4.3)
Entry Order - One Day Show (L1 - L7) - MS Word Sample 3/24/2022 A sample Entry Order (Start List) for Show Managers
GIRA.io User's Manual  1/10/2023

For competitions that want to use the GIRA.io online scoring/placing program.  

Use GIRA to select show participants, create your show's Entry Order (Start List) and personalized Dressage, Ease of Handling, Speed, and Cattle Scorecards, score/place each Division and Performance Level and download Show Results in the format needed by Results@usawe.org

GIRA.io Quick Reference Guide  1/10/2023 For those familiar with GIRA who just need a checklist of steps.
GIRA.io Show Entries

 

1/27/2022

Instructions on setting show up to accept show entries using the GIRA online software program.  
Guest Judge Card Application  1/24/2021 Judges must hold a current WE Judge License issued by their country's national WE organization and apply for a USAWE international Guest Judge License.
Horse Recording Form   All horses competing at USAWE licensed competitions must be registered with USAWE. Complete the horse recording process on our Membership page or use the link to the left for a direct connection to the form.  List is updated by the Membership Committee.
Insurance - address to use when requesting a certificate of additional insured for USAWE as required for licensed shows  

USAWE
5006 Forsyth Place
Boulder, CO 80303

Email a PDF of the insurance policy to Competitions@usawe.org

*Judge Evaluation form   Show Manager uses this online form to assess Judge(s) performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
Liability Release Form  2/21/2022 USAWE Release, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnification Agreement may be used for licensed competitions. 
Licensed Official Confirmation & Contract - MS Word Sample

 

3/24/2022

A sample licensed official confirmation & contract

Logo (USAWE)

 

 

To use for prize lists & show advertising for USAWE licensed competitions. 

Visit Corporate Records for the USAWE Brand Logo Guidelines Questions?  Contact the Marketing Committee 

Non-member Voucher  

Non-members can use a One-Time Voucher to cover the non-member fee at a single licensed (non-championship) show (one per lifetime).

Names will automatically appear on the Membership Info voucher list so show secretaries can verify voucher status.  

Obstacle Specifications Checklist.pdf  9/7/2021 List of obstacle specifications (per performance level) for EOH and Speed course setup/reset.  Useful for Judge, TD and ground crew.   
Planning Your Show Schedule - Recommended Time Allotments 3/24/2022 Recommended time allotments to help Working Equitation show managers plan your show day (Entry Order, Ride Times, Breaks, Course Setup for Performance Levels, Course Walks, Protest Filings, Awards, etc.) for Dressage, EOH, Speed, and Cattle Trials.
Prize List (sample)  1/29/2022 Suggested basic information to be included in a prize list.  (Competition Manual 4.2)   
Protest Requirement Summary 10/20/2021 A synopsis of protest requirements and time limits. (Competition Manual 5.3)
Recorded Horses   Show Manager is required to validate show entry's USAWE horse recording number.  List is updated by the Membership Committee.
Results Submission Guide  11/27/2021 Provides instructions for submitting show results.  Updated for the 2022 show season.
*Results Sheet - WE Competition (non Gira)  11/27/2021

Use this form to report show results for a WE competition (Dressage, EOH, Speed, Cattle trials). If you use the GIRA online scoring program, download and send in the Excel file that program provides instead.

Email Show Results (manual excel or GIRA file) to Results@usawe.org

Scoresheet, EOH - MS Word

Scoresheet, EOH - PDF

Scoresheet, Speed - MS Word

Scoresheet, Speed - PDF

Scoresheet, Cattle, Individual - PDF

Scoresheet, Cattle, Team - PDF

 Revision 5, 12/1/2021

Non-GIRA Scoresheets

Secretary can manually enter EOH and Speed obstacle data in advance, as well as competitor data.

Secretary manually enters Cattle trial competitor data.

Show Entries - Google Form

 

3/24/2022

Instructions to create an online Working Equitation show entry form using a Google Form
Show Entries - Google Form Sample

 

3/24/2022

A sample Google Form online Working Equitation show entry form
Tack and Attire Checklist  9/25/2021 Useful for Technical Delegate, Paddock and Gate Steward.  
TD Duties and Responsibilities 10/28/2020  A list of duties the Technical Delegate (TD) should complete at all licensed WE competitions. 
*TD Evaluation form   Show Manager uses this online form to assess TD performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
TD Report worksheet   TD can use this worksheet to keep track of information during a competition that can later be used when filing the online Technical Delegate Report Form.
*TD Report form   TD uses this online form to report on licensed  competitions. (Competition Manual 7.1 )

 

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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