Coaches Network

A Community of Professional Coaches Sharing Their Passion and Knowledge for the Sport

What is a WE Coach?

  • An experienced trainer or instructor
  • Someone who LOVES working equitation
  • A person looking to help promote the sport in their area and to support other trainers across the country
  • Someone who has invested time and energy into their working equitation education
  • A professional seeking to expand their clientele in this growing sport
  • The United States of America WE Coaches Network specifically recognizes WE Coaches residing in the United States. We hope that other North Americal WE Organizations follow suit with similar programs for their members.

What are the perks?

  • National recognition as a working equitation professional
  • Promotion on the USAWE website including a bio, photo and link to your business website
  • Be part of a diverse network of trainers and instructors committed to improving horsemanship through working equitation

Find a member of the Coaches Network in your Region:

Check out our application to become a member of the USAWE Coaches Network!

Region 1

 Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana

Region 2

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, and U.S. territories in the Pacific
Ashley Bowers of Rising Phoenix Equestrian

Ashley Bowers of Rising Phoenix Equestrian

Located in Cave Creek, Arizona, Ashley stays active in the Working Equitation and Competitive Dressage communities. She is a USAWE Lifetime Achievement medalist. She has been year end Champion in Region 2 and State numerous times in WE.

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Sue Watkins of Sue Watkins Training

Sue Watkins of Sue Watkins Training

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….

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Polly Limond Dressage & Working Equitation

Polly Limond Dressage & Working Equitation

For over 35 years Polly has been a dressage rider, trainer, breeder and importer in the Southern CA area. Since 2004 she has been selecting and importing sport horses from Germany, Portugal, Spain and France….

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Region 3

Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado
Chris Stanko

Chris Stanko

Chris has been teaching and training for over 40 years, and working as a clinician for 15 yrs. She teaches Working Equitation, In – Hand work, Classical Horsemanship, the Art of Garrocha,…

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Region 4

New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Coming Soon!

Region 5

Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky
Michelle Lackey

Michelle Lackey

Michelle’s diverse 40+ years of horsemanship has allowed her to learn from and work with a multitude of breeds, levels, and disciplines of horses. Michelle’s extensive Natural Horsemanship background brings an understanding of equine psychology….

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Erica Peet of Peet Equestrian

Erica Peet of Peet Equestrian

Working Equitation entered Erica Peet’s life in 2013. She quickly fell in love with how the sport tests all aspects of horsemanship, fosters growth and improvement that rider and horse can achieve….

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Kemp Horsemanship

Kemp Horsemanship

Emily has traveled the country studying with some of the world’s best trainers in a variety of disciplines. Her training style is a blend of natural methods that carefully consider things from the horse’s point of view….

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Region 6

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
Holly Linz of KeepStables LLC

Holly Linz of KeepStables LLC

Holly operates a training facility in Central MD, where she offers training, lessons, and occasional sales of proven Dressage and Working Equitation horses….

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Region 7

Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and US territories in the Atlantic

Coming Soon!

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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