Affiliate Organizations

The  Role of Local Groups

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. This page lists the current Affiliate Organizations.

At the end of each membership year, our adult members of USAWE are given the option to designate $5 from their membership to an Affiliate Organization of their choice.

To apply or renew to be recognized as an Affiliate Organization with USAWE, click here.

Have questions?  Need to update your AO information?  Email us!

Affiliate Organizations Program Coordinator
Email: AffiliateOrganizations@usawe.org
Kristine Strasburger

Alaska – Wasilla

AK Livin' The Dream Ranch

Email: aklivinthedreamranch@yahoo.com
Phone #: 907-433-9094
Website: aklivinthedreamranch.net
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AK-Livin-The-Dream-Ranch-LLC-1094382034018551
Main Contact: Kelli Walsh-Schwab

We offer dressage and riding/horsemanship lessons to help promote the fun sport of Working Equitation for the Mid-Alaska area. We hope to hold clinics in the near future.

AK Livin’ The Dream Ranch
1055 W Fairview Loop
Wasilla, AK. 99654

Arizona – Tucson

Arizona Working Equitation Club

Email: arizonawec@gmail.com
Phone #: 520-591-3649
Website: www.azwec.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AZWEC
Main Contact: Amy Star

The Arizona Working Equitation Club hosts a series of schooling shows and rated shows each year. AZWEC offers year end high point awards for members participating in each years AZWEC shows. The club shares learning opportunities such as clinics, ride a tests, and lessons with its members. AZWEC also carries insurance to assist show coordinators with shows and clinics. AZWEC is a fun supportive group of horsemen that enjoy the camaraderie and challenge of the sport of Working Equitation.

Arizona Working Equitation Club
P.O. Box 65957
Tucson, AZ 85728

Arizona – Scottsdale

US Mangalarga Marchador Association

Email: lynnkelley@me.com
Phone #: 602-999-3915
Website: www.namarchador.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/usmma2
Main Contact: Lynn Kelley

The USMMA is a non-profit group of members from the US and Canada.  We are a small, passionate group that own or just love Mangalarga Marchador horses, an Iberian-based Brazilian breed.  The association’s main focus is on our registry and breed standards that follow and mimic the original Brazilian association, the ABCCMM.  We are an official affiliate of the ABCCMM and work closely with them in many areas.  Here in North America, we actively promote and publicize the Mangalarga Marchador breed to grow their numbers and encourage participation in local events and sports.

US Mangalarga Marchador Association
10487 E Rising Sun Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

California – Fiddletown

NorCal Working Equitation

Email: jessicapph@aol.com
Phone #: 510-755-3639
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2278833229041138
Main Contact: Jessica Mosbaugh

NorCal Working Equitation is being formed to unite and support the members of USAWE and host a variety of shows and clinics including the Summer Fun Working Equitation Show Series at Rancho Murieta, CA.

NorCal Working Equitation
20200 Shott Dr.
Fiddletown, CA, 95629

California – Poway

Poway Valley Riders Association

Main Contact: Janice Kall

The Poway Valley Riders Association was established in 1960 to foster a diversified interest in horses and family related activities. We have offered Rated Working Equitation events since 2018. We encourage participation in our USAWE Licensed events, which are designed to be fun and educational.

Poway Valley Riders Association
PO Box 77
Poway, CA, 92074

Colorado – Niwot

High Country Working Equitation

Main Contact: Chris Stanko

High Country Working Equitation (HCWE) is a Colorado 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation supported through sponsorship and club membership dues and fees paid to attend our shows and clinics. It is our desire to offer a variety of educational and competitive opportunities for riders engaged in Working Equitation with the end goal to assist in sending U.S riders to represent American cultural traditions on the international stage.

High Country Working Equitation
P.O. Box 546
Mead, CO 80542

Florida – High Springs

Southeast Baroque Horse Shows, LLC

Email: southeastbaroque@gmail.com 
Phone #: 352-317-6113
Website: www.southeastbaroque.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/southeastbaroque
Main Contact: Heather Walters

We are a horse show management group that host Working Equitation clinics, schooling shows and rated shows. We also host rated dressage shows.

Southeast Baroque Horse Shows, LLC
14226 NW 207th Terr
High Springs, FL 32643

Florida – Morriston

Gypsy Vanner Horse Society

Email: gvhs@vanners.org 
Phone #: 1-888-520-9777,  Ext. 2
Website: www.vanners.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyVannerHorseSociety 

Main Contact: Barbara Snyder

The GVHS is the registry for the Gypsy Vanner Horse internationally. We register horses in 18 countries thus far. We would like our members to become active in your organization, and we will provide a year-end award.

Gypsy Vanner Horse Society
PO Box 219
Morriston, FL  32668

Georgia – Powder Springs

Working Equitation Georgia

Main Contact: Laurie Wilson

WEGA is a non-profit group founded to advance the participation of Working Equitation in the great state of Georgia. Our current mission is to provide fun and affordable ways to introduce the versatile sport of Working Equitation to as many horse folks and disciplines as possible with fun and affordable play days, clinics, and schooling shows. As our participation grows, WEGA will include memberships with discounts to WEGA events, host guest clinicians and judges from outside GA, facilitate more schooling shows, and eventually look to host a B rated show.

Working Equitation Georgia
1321 Corner Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Idaho – Oasis

Idaho Oregon Trail Working Equitation

Main Contact: Willa Rose

Our Affiliate Organization is devoted to offering holistic training courses emphasizing balance through historical high-school dressage training, and historical mounted military exercises, such as lance and sword drills, negotiating obstacles, and horseback archery. We are devoted to preserving historical horsemanship. Our mother organization is a non-profit charitable organization, since 2003, and it is devoted to helping special needs individuals and their families heal through equine assisted activities and therapies. Adaptive WE activities have always been part of this special needs riding program throughout its history. Our mother organization is Students and Horses Excel, also known with the IRS as SHE, Inc. www.SHEtherapy.org

Idaho Oregon Trail Working Equitation
8894 W. Martha Ave.
Oasis, ID  83647

Idaho – Spirit Lake

Idaho Panhandle Working Equitation

Email: ipweidaho@gmail.com
Website: ipwe.us
Facebook page: facebook.com/ipweidaho
Main Contact: Kristine Strasburger

IPWE promotes the sport of Working Equitation through educational initiatives, community outreach, competitions, clinics, presentations, demonstrations and interactive learning activities throughout the Idaho Panhandle and surrounding regions of eastern Washington and western Montana in a way that promotes the welfare of the horse and the practice of good horsemanship.

Idaho Panhandle Working Equitation
P.O. Box 593
Spirit Lake, ID 83869

Illinois – Hampshire

Fox Valley Saddle Association

Email: sklinkey@gmail.com
Website: www.fvsa.org 
Facebook page: facebook.com/fvsa.org/
Main Contact: Sandy Klinkey

Fox Valley Saddle Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 that prides itself on its involvement in serving the horse community. We are a members only organization. Our members volunteer their time to provide not only FVSA members but also the general public with community events and horse shows. Specifically offering to the Working Equitation world Play Days, Schooling Shows and Recognized USAWE Shows.

Fox Valley Saddle Association
44W300 Rohrsen Road
Hampshire, IL 60140

Illinois – Woodstock

KarMik Acres, Inc.

Main Contact: Karen Boso

KarMik Acres has constructed an over-the-top, regulation obstacle course and hosts Working Equitation Shows, Practice Sessions & Mini clinics. Karen is an accredited judge and Technical Delegate with USAWE. Karen and Mike hold multiple Year End awards in Levels 1-5. Low pressure, no drama – join the fun!

KarMik Acres, Inc.
4010 S Cherry Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098

Kansas – Hutchinson

Working Equitation of Kansas

Email: lindafrazier8@gmail.com
Phone: 620-727-7338
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WEKANSAS

Main Contact: Linda Frazier

Working Equitation Kansas is a riding club to promote Working Equitation! Working Equitation is a 3-4 stage Competition that builds the all around working horse. Together, equestrians of all riding disciplines can find common ground to work together to build our horses into all around, balanced working horses. WEKS sponsors, clinics, play days, schooling shows, and B-Rated Licensed Working Equitation Competitions. We have Year-End awards each year. Come ride with us in Kansas!

Working Equitation of Kansas
8915 N. Plum St
Hutchinson, KS 67502

Maryland – Woodbine

Main Contact: Barb Sullivan

Oak Spring Equestrian promotes the sport of working equitation in central Maryland by organizing clinics, shows – both schooling and licensed and playdays at our farm. We are a private farm with an 80×140 indoor, 100×200 outdoor and a full set of working equitation obstacles.

Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC
15205 Bushy Park Rd.
Woodbine, MD 21797

Michigan – Fenton

Main Contact: Alex Tyson

Private and Semi-private lessons in working equitation, clinics, show coaching, horse training, and Working Equitation supplies. We specialize in youth riders and their development and have trained several youth to national recognition.

Alex Tyson Horsemanship
8375 Denton Hill
Fenton, MI 48430

Minnesota – Cannon Falls

Working Equitation Minnesota

Main Contact: Sammi Korinek

We support, develop, grow and share the sport of Working Equitation with Minnesota and neighboring states.

Working Equitation Minnesota
31734 Willow Trail
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Montana – Billings

Laurel Saddle Club

Email: laurelsaddleclub@yahoo.com 
Phone #: 406-671-2503
Main Contact: Jody Anderson

The mission of the Laurel Saddle Club is to maintain and provide a venue for Equine and Community events and activities, promoting responsible horse ownership, education and safe family fun.

Laurel Saddle Club
P.O. Box 30413
Billings, MT 59107

Montana – Missoula

WE Under the Big Sky

Email: weunderthebigsky@gmail.com

Website: www.weunderthebigsky.com
Phone #: 406-210-4307

Main Contact: Sheila Mealey

WE Under The Big Sky is a group of dedicated organizers operating under the Big Sky Horse Park, a 501 c-3 nonprofit. We organize shows, clinics and events at the Big Sky Horse Park, a beautiful 90 acre equestrian park and the premier WE facility in Western Montana.

WE Under the Big Sky
P.O. Box 3841
Missoula, MT 59806

Montana – Wolf Creek

Run-A-Muck Ranch

Main Contact: Trisha Kiefer-Reed

Passionate about making the sport of working equitation available to a variety of riders and their equines through lessons and clinics. 

Run-A-Muck Ranch
PO Box 111
Wolf Creek, MT 59648

New Jersey – Flemington

Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club (ERAHC)

Email: president@erahc.org 
Phone #: 919-724-7172
Website: www.erahc.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ERAHC

Main Contact: Susan Hart

The Eastern Region Andalusian Horse club was founded in 1992 by a small group of people who shared a vision: Give Andalusian and Lusitano lovers a place to meet, learn, and share their love of these Iberian breeds with like-minded people as well as a place to find relevant Lusitano and Andalusian horse information. We will promote harmony and goodwill among the community of the Iberian horses: Andalusian, Portuguese, Spanish- Portuguese, and crossbred. We will do this through our annual Breed show, our Working Equitation Show Series, clinics, and social events.

ERAHC
825 County Road 579
Flemington, NJ 08822

New Mexico – Mimbres

LGWE

Email: lauren@lgwe.net 
Phone #: 303-532-9381
Website: www.lgwe.net
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lgwenet
Main Contact: Lauren Gueswel

LGWE is in the process of relocating to southern New Mexico for 2021! Offering WE coaching, training, and clinics at your location or our beautiful Salt Creek Ranch in the Mimbres Valley of the Gila National Forest (just north of Silver City, NM). We are looking forward to promoting the sport of WE in southern NM and supporting the current and future riders in the area and beyond.

LGWE
PO Box 310
Mimbres, NM 88049

New York – Bloomfield

Synergy Working Equitation

Email: Synergy.WorkingEq@gmail.com 
Phone #: 585-424-0624
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Synergy.WorkingEq
Main Contact: Beth Harrison

Synergy Working Equitation is located in the Finger Lakes Region of NYS. Synergy was started to promote and provide education regarding Working Equitation. 2021 is its fledgling year, with a goal to offer clinics, training and events in the future.

Synergy Working Equitation
7061 Gauss Road
Bloomfield, NY 14469

North (and South!) Carolina – Landrum

Cadence Carolinas Working Equitation

Email: cadenceCESA@gmail.com 
Phone #: 585-683-4201
Website: cadencecesa.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199558614324392/
Main Contact: Megan Malan

CCWE offers instruction, clinics and events for all levels of riders. CCWE focuses on drawing youth and new riders into the WE fold. Club members receive discounts on events. Only paid club members participate in weekly group Club rides at Cadence in Tryon, NC, and have the option of using school horses/ponies. (We are physically located in North Carolina, but receive club mail just across the state line in South Carolina).

Cadence Carolinas Working Equitation
P.O. Box 91
Landrum, SC 29456

Ohio – Brecksville

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Main Contact: Stephani Kame

Classical Attraction Dressage Society is a Region 5 member of USAWE and Region 2 GMO member of USDF. We are a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization with the goal of promoting the advancement and sport of Working Equitation and Dressage through “B” rated shows, schooling shows, clinics and horsemanship education. CADS is for riders of all ages, experiences, and skill levels.

Classical Attraction Dressage Society
P.O. Box 36840
Canton, OH 44735

Ohio – Hillsboro

Buckeye Working Equitation

Email: BuckeyeWE@gmail.com
Phone #: 513-417-9365
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BuckeyeWE

Main Contact: Kristin Aeh

Our purpose is to encourage the growth of the sport of Working Equitation in the state of Ohio and surrounding areas through educational sessions, and to foster connections between people interested in the sport, with a future goal of organizing Working Equitation competitions in the southern/central part of the state.

Buckeye Working Equitation
9145 Worley Mill Rd.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Oregon – Eugene

Working Equitation Oregon - Willamette Valley

Main Contact: Julie Alonzo

WE Oregon organizes working equitation clinics and licensed competitions, primarily in the Eugene, Oregon, area. We also support educational and competition initiatives in other regions when requested. We focus on building a supportive community and welcome people of all different levels to our events.

Working Equitation Oregon
88442 Fisher Rd.
Eugene, OR 97402

Pennsylvania – Carlisle

Working Equitation of South Central Pennsylvania

Email: Kathir@Rikore.com 
Phone: 717-601-0802
Website: www.WESCPA.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorkingEq
Main Contact: Kathleen Rickert

We will offer dressage & horsemanship clinics to promote WE in our area.

Working Equitation of South Central Pennsylvania
726 Petersburg Rd.
Carlisle, PA 17015

Pennsylvania – Cochranton

Northwest Pennsylvania Working Equitation (NWPaWE)

Email:  rwatt285@gmail.com
Phone:  307-899-5055
Website: NA
Facebook page:  Coming soon!

Main Contact: Rose Watt

Northwest Pennsylvania Working Equitation (NWPaWE) is a group that offers learning opportunities and support to those interested in the sport of Working Equitation. We welcome all breeds and riding disciplines.

 

Northwest Pennsylvania Working Equitation (NWPaWE)

16661 State Hwy. 285
Cochranton, PA 16314

Pennsylvania – Cochranville

Eastern Pennsylvania Working Equitation

Email: EastPAWE@gmail.com 
Phone: 302-983-0566 
Website: NA
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EPAWE.org
Main Contact: Susan Felicia

The Eastern PA WE AO will provide guidance to clinics and schooling shows supporting central Pennsylvania, Delaware, and surrounding area equestrians to introduce them to the Introductory, Novice, and more advanced levels of WE and dressage. No dues required; we’re a group of WE enthusiasts supporting the sport!

Eastern Pennsylvania Working Equitation
602 Jennersville Rd.
Cochranville, PA 19330

Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh

Three Rivers Equestrian Association (TREA)

Main Contact: Loretta Pettinato

The purpose of the Three Rivers Equestrian Association (TREA) is to promote the art of dressage and to enhance the horse in all disciplines. Our organization was started to bring the equestrian community together with a common philosophy of improving our knowledge of dressage through educational events, publications, competitions and other equine events that promotes the enhancement of our care, training and knowledge for the horse.

 

Three Rivers Equestrian Association Logo

Three Rivers Equestrian Association (TREA)
4 Carol Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15220

Pennsylvania – Tyrone

KDCTA - Keystone Dressage and Combined Training Association

Email: kdcta11@gmail.com
Phone: 814-931-0360
Website: www.KDCTA.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KDCTA.ORG 

Main Contact: Stephanie Dobiss

USDF GMO in Central PA offers regularly scheduled meetings that include educational speakers; Opportunity to join the KDCTA Grand Quadrille Drill Team; Access to a variety of programs and clinics; Dressage, Jumper and Working Equitation Schooling Shows.

KDCTA – Keystone Dressage and Combined Training Association
767 Washington Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686

Tennessee – Bulls Gap

Renaissance Farm

Email: mblackstone2021@gmail.com 
Phone: 401-965-1851
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/threebullsfarm/
Main Contact: Maria Blackstone

Three Bulls LLC maintains over 100 head of Angus and Wagyu beef cattle and is home to Renaissance Farm, a Lusitano breeding and training farm focusing on dressage, working equitation, and equestrian vaulting. Three Bulls is a 275 acre farm with a 145 x 185 outdoor arena, 240 x 110 indoor arena, 3000 square foot conference room, able to host small horse shows, clinics and other events.

Three Bulls Farm
625 Beech Grove Road
Bulls Gap, TN 37711

Tennessee – Crossville

Middle TN Working Equitation

Email: TerryPeiper@gmail.com   
Phone: 717-609-2822

Main Contact: Terry Peiper

Middle TN Working Equitation promotes the sport through clinics, playdays, demonstrations and schooling shows in central Tennessee and neighboring areas. As participation grows, we plan to host licensed shows and educational seminars. We focus on building a supportive community of Working Equitation enthusiasts of all different levels while promoting classical horsemanship and the welfare of the horse. 

Middle TN Working Equitation
470 Copperhead Ln.
Crossville, TN 38571

Tennessee – Lenoir City

Crossroads Dressage and Combined Training Society

Email: cdctssecretary@gmail.com
Phone: 770-500-8108
Website: cdcts.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CDCTS

Main Contact: Julie Hall

CDCTS offers all forms of dressage including Traditional, Western, and Gaited as well as combined training. Many of our members are pursuing Working Equitation as an enhancement to their Dressage background and training regimen.

Crossroads Dressage & Combined Training Society
P.O. Box 10801
Knoxville, TN  37939

Vermont – Johnson

New England Working Equitation

Email:steph@newenglandwe.com
Phone #: 802-730-5400
Website: newenglandwe.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newenglandwe/
Main Contact: Stephanie Hayes

Supporting the development of the fun and exciting sport of Working Equitation throughout New England and the Northeast.

New England Working Equitation
P.O. Box 22
Johnson, VT 05656

Virginia – Fort Eustis

Working Equitation of Southeastern VA

Email: WEofSEVA@gmail.com 
Phone: 919-740-2320
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/weseva

Main Contact: Melissa Evelyn

Promoting the sport of working equitation (WE) in southeastern Virginia through educational events, clinics, and competitions.

Working Equitation of Southeastern VA
1153 Pershing Avenue
Fort Eustis, VA 23604

Virginia – Haymarket

Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE)

Main Contact: Biddie Lowry

Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) is a member organization dedicated to promoting the growth of the equestrian sport of Working Equitation in Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas through education and Working Equitation (WE) activities. This organization welcomes all equestrian disciplines, offers opportunities to advance mounted skills and knowledge of WE, and encourages the development of a harmonious relationship between horse and rider.

NOVAWE
15140 Heather Mill Ln, #304
Haymarket, VA 20169

Washington – Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley Working Equitation

Email: Hello@InspiredHorseman.com 
Phone: 509-520-8777
Website: Coming soon!
Facebook page: Coming soon!
Main Contact: Robert Phinney

Supporting the development of the fun and exciting sport of working equitation in the Walla Walla valley and surrounding areas.

Walla Walla Valley Working Equitation
PO Box 4
Dayton, WA 99328

Wisconsin – Mason

The Sunrise Ranch

Email: Thesunriseranch@gmail.com 
Website: Www.thesunriseranch.com
Phone: 715 730 0857

Main Contact: Adrienne Dymesich

The Sunrise Ranch is a training facility and stud farm in northern Wisconsin. For many years the Dymesich family has been starting family safe trail and sport horses using classical foundation methods. Personally the Dymesich family competes in Distance Racing, Working Equitation, and Working Cattle.  Today the SRR hosts equestrian clinics and shows and offers private lessons on riding, training, and horsemanship for all ages year round.  The SRR is known across the country for producing top quality classical Morgans as well as Andelusian and Welsh cross for sport. All breeding stock are advanced under saddle for quality assessment and all foals are genetically tested for gait and color before listing. The Sunrise Ranch feels that Working Equitation is the perfect skill to advance the partnership of horse and rider and it is enthusiastic to promote the sport in the Northland of Region 5.

The Sunrise Ranch
60055 Roy Anderson Rd.
Mason, WI 54856

Wisconsin – Newton

Main Contact: Emily Kemp

Kemp Horsemanship promotes the sport of working equitation in Wisconsin and many other states through clinics, lessons, schooling shows, B rated shows, and play days. We hope to see you at one of our events!

Kemp Horsemanship
9010 County Rd. X
Newton, WI 53063

All States

Main Contact: Dianne Little, VP Programs

FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) is a national leader in promoting, supporting and protecting gaited horses.  FOSH’s mission is to promote all sound, naturally gaited horses (in this context “sound” means not “sored”).    FOSH focuses on three areas for gaited horses:  1)  educating people about sound horse training principles; 2)  supporting sound shows, events and activities; 3) working to end soring.    Need gaited horse information and resources?  FOSH publishes the SOUND ADVOCATE, the only all gaited breed horse magazine in electronic print.   FOSH is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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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