Our USAWE Community
About Our Community
One of the things that members most appreciate about the sport is the supportive, positive community.
Part of maintaining and growing that community is offering ways for people interested in learning more about working equitation to connect with others. USAWE currently offers two programs designed to help foster a healthy community and provide outreach to others: Affiliate Organizations and WE Coaches Network.
Affiliate Organizations are groups that have applied to be listed as resources on the USAWE website. Each Affiliate Organization must be a legally-recognized entity (sole-proprietor, LLC, S-Corp, Nonprofit, etc.) with a focus on Working Equitation. New Affiliate Organization applicants are warmly encouraged! You can find the Affiliate Organization application on our Membership page.
The WE Coaches Network is a program that launched in 2021. WE Coaches have demonstrated their knowledge of Working Equitation through completion of a variety of educational and performance requirements. They will have successfully passed a WE Rules Exam and will have provided documentation of their experience as professionals in the equine industry.
Photo Credit: Carmen “Queca” Franco
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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