WE Coach: Sue Watkins of Sue Watkins Training

Sue Watkins of Sue Watkins Training

Sue Watkins

Connect with Sue via Social Media or her website: kigersdeloscalifornios.com

Riverside, CA

Offering:

  • Lessons on and off farm
  • Clinics on and off farm
  • Board and Training Board
  • Horse Sales

Sue Watkins

Riverside, CA

Connect with Sue via Social Media or her website: kigersdeloscalifornios.com

Offering:

  • Lessons on and off farm
  • Clinics on and off farm
  • Board & Training Board
  • Horse Sales

Sue has been training and competing in every discipline from jumpers to circus liberty horses for over 40 years. Since 2010, when she accepted an invitation to help organize the sport in the USA, her focus has been exclusively on Working Equitation.
Since attending the first judges training course from Portuguese WAWE judge Claudia Elsner Matos, Sue has earned her WE judging card with all previous US associations and participated on numerous WE Boards and Committees. She currently holds a USAWE “R” judge card as well as a Technical Delegate license and is a Competitions committee member. Sue has shown horses from L1 to L5 in both Dressage and Western tack.

She has earned over 30 WE championships, reserve championships, top five and top ten finishes at the national, regional, and local levels. She has trained and shown BLM Mustangs, Kiger Mustangs, Gypsy Vanners, PRE’s and Lusitanos for Working Equitation. She Is the 2021 Region 2 – L4 Champion, tied for the Region 2 – L1 Reserve Champion and is 5th for the Region 2 – L2 Champion.

With years of knowledge from training many breeds in numerous disciplines, Sue immediately saw how amazing the sport of Working Equitation is for creating confident, well-rounded horses and riders who can progress together in a fun and positive environment. She offers lessons, training and clinics in Working Equitation, Western Dressage, Classical Horsemanship, and Obstacle trials at her facility ‘the Equine Obstacle Training Center” in Riverside, CA. She also travels full-time throughout the country judging licensed shows and providing WE clinics for riders of all disciplines. Please contact Sue at any time for all your Working Equitation needs.

Links to the USAWE Regions

Region 1 | Region 2 | Region 3 | Region 4 | Region 5 | Region 6 | Region 7

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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