USAWE News

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This page is where you can come to learn more about events going on throughout the USAWE community, to read reports from the different regional directors and committees, and review the published Board of Directors’ meeting minutes.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back often to stay connected with all the wonderful things going on in the organization. 

Go directly to specific categories within our USA WE News by clicking on the links. Here you will find all posts to date. Or scroll down to see our most current posts in each of the different News sections.

USAWE News Categories

USAWE Committee Reports

January 2022

Youth Development Committee Ok USAWE we want to hear from you! What do you think is the most difficult aspect of the Working Equitation competition for youth? Length of the Pole Weight of the pole...

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December 2021

Rules Committee The big news is that new dressage tests are being developed for next year. Our “S” judges (Rebecca Algar, Doreen Atkinson, Nicole Chastain Price, and Polly Limond) are working...

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November 2021

Membership Committee Total members: 1052      Total Amateur: 634      Total Junior: 100      Total Open: 318 By Region      R1: 272 (Amateur 175, Junior 26, Open 71)      R2: 274 (Amateur 151,...

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USAWE Meeting Minutes

USAWE Member Spotlights

USAWE Newsletters

January 2022 E-News

President's Letter By: Barbara PriceDear USAWE Members, The new year is upon us, and while it is only mid-January it’s wonderful to see all the exciting plans and activities underway throughout the...

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December 2021 E-News

Dear USAWE Members,

Happy (almost) New Year! As we close out 2021 and head into 2022, I’m very inspired by all the awesome plans and activities already underway for next year….

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November 2021 E-News

President's Letter By: Leslie MartienDear USAWE Members, It is time to bid you all farewell and help you welcome our incoming president, Barbara Miller Price. Barbara is a seasoned board member and...

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USAWE Regional Reports

Region 1 Reports

R1 Dec. 2021

REGION 1 By: Heather Humelbaugh Hello to Region 1! I am working on getting up to speed with this whole director thing! I’ve signed in to official email and have scheduled my first zoom meeting with...

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R1 Nov. 2021

REGION 1 By: Kristine Strasburger There’s not much news to report from Region 1 other than we are all expectantly awaiting the results of the election to see who the new Region 1 Director is going...

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R1 Oct. 2021

REGION 1 By: Kristine Strasburger The big news for Region 1 this month is that we finally have an Affiliate Organization in Alaska!  Woohoo!  Let’s all give a big cheer and a round of support to...

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Region 2 Reports

R2 Jan. 2022

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond  Congratulations to all of the competitors from 2021. A fabulous year for USAWE. The leaderboards will be finalized shortly, if they are not already, so look for those year...

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R2 Oct. 2021

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond Hello USAWE members! With the weather cooling off rapidly, Region 2 has a flurry of year end activity. First, the Region 2 Championship Show: A  huge thank you to Amanda...

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R2 Sept. 2021

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond Hello USAWE members! Region 2 is buzzing with activity! Many of you have been showing to get qualifying scores for the Regional Championship Show. We would love to welcome...

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Region 3 Reports

R3 Jan. 2022

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Hello and Happy New Year! My name is Chris Stanko. I am your 2022 Region 3 Director, a USAWE Coach, USAWE TD and President of High Country Working Equitation and a USAWE...

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R3 August 2021

REGION 3 By: Cindy Branham Region 3 Represents CO, KS, NE, WY, ND, & SD.   Welcome to Region 3!Check the USAWE Calendar for upcoming Region 3 events. Cindy BranhamRegion 3...

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R3 July 2021

REGION 3 By: Cindy Branham Welcome to Region 3! Region 3 Represents CO, KS, NE, WY, ND, & SD. Check the USAWE Calendar for upcoming Region 3 events. Cindy BranhamRegion...

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Region 4 Reports

R4 Jan. 2022

REGION 4 By: Kiki Pantaze The 22 season is shaping up to have a lot of opportunities in Texas and Oklahoma. This will give competitors a chance to qualify for the Central Zone Zone Championship show...

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R4 Sept. 2021

REGION 4 By: Kike Pantaze The fall is looking to be fantastic in Region 4 with the Haras Cup and IALHA events along with the Heart of Texas show series and schooling shows. The prize list for Haras...

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R4 August 2021

REGION 4 By: Kiki Pantaze Hello, Members of Region 4! Things are ramping up for a fun Fall season of rated shows in Texas. I hope that some competitors from the other states in Region 4 and beyond...

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Region 5 Reports

R5 Jan. 2022

REGION 5 By: Becky Sherven Happy New Year Region 5! We are certainly off to a cold start this year. I hope everyone is staying as warm as they can and still managing some time with their ponies. ...

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R5 Dec. 2021

REGION 5 By: Becky Sherven As 2021 comes to a close, it is a great time to reflect on the year.  Region 5 had a fantastic year with approximately 25 individually licensed shows as well as a slew of...

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R5 Nov. 2021

REGION 5 By: Alex Tyson Last month Region 5 held their USAWE Region 5 Championship show! Everyone referred to it as the “best region 5 show” because it is the first time Region 5 had a Region 5...

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Region 6 Reports

R6 Jan. 2022

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer Hello Region 6 members.  Spring is only 9 more Saturdays away!  Hang in there.  I don’t know about you, but this last cold spell is brutal.  There is a lot going on this...

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R6 Dec. 2021

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer It looks like it’s going to be a busy WE year in Region 6.  Lot’s of things are being planned by our AO’s.  Everything from Coached WE Play days, schooling shows, Sanctioned...

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R6 Nov. 2021

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer Finally, we are getting colder weather, and some trees are just now changing colors (in South Central PA).  It has been good riding weather where I live.  The show season...

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Region 7 Reports

R7 Oct. 2021

REGION 7 By: Rebecca Algar Greetings from Region 7 Some upcoming events scheduled to keep you all busy- remember, you can learn as much if not more by auditing, if you can't ride. Let's show our...

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R7 Sept. 2021

REGION 7 By: Rebecca Algar This is what's going on in Region 7 right now The Etowah Riding Club is having a 2nd Working Equitation Obstacle Phase Play Day on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10:00...

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R7 August 2021

REGION 7 By: Rebecca Algar It's too hot here in Region 7 and many events have been rescheduled! We are hoping to schedule a WE demo at the fabulous new World Equestrian Center later in the year, I...

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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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