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USAWE Committee Reports

January 2023

Coaches Network Committee Coaches In Your Region Region 1Trisha Kiefer-Reed of Wolf Creek, MTLaura Stutesman of Ashland, OR Region 2Ashley Bowers of Cave Creek, AZPolly Limond of San Diego,...

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December 2022

Horse Recordings Committee Horse Recording Fun Facts Did you know?  There are 3,246 total USAWE Horse Recordings (as of 12/10/22); of which, the Top 5 Breeds recorded are:  Grade (1,147), Quarter...

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USAWE Corporate News

CN January 2023

Public Notice! PUBLIC NOTICE!  Annual Member Meeting Mark your calendar!  USA Working Equitation's annual meeting of the members will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday February 4, 2023 at 9:00...

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CN December 2022

Action Required! 3 Things to Get Ready for the New Year Renew your membership. Click on this link, to fill out our Adult or Junior Join or Renew for 2023 online membership Google Form. Submit...

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USAWE Meeting Minutes

USAWE Member Spotlights

USAWE Newsletters (eNews)

January 2023 E-News

President Elect's Letter By: Doreen AtkinsonTo the membership of USA Working Equitation, Due to unforeseen circumstances, Olga Hendrickson has resigned her position as President. The Board of...

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December 2022 E-News

President's Letter By: Olga HendricksonHappy New Year It is exciting to realize that USAWE is entering its third year. Under the leadership of Past Presidents Leslie Martien and Barbara Price, so...

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November 2022 E-News

President's Letter By: Barbara PriceYEAR-IN-REVIEW 2022 is nearly a wrap. Where did it go? It’s been a dynamic year and a privilege to serve USAWE as President. Looking back, two words come to mind:...

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USAWE Regional Reports

Region 1 Reports

R1 Oct. 2022

REGION 1 By: Heather Humelbaugh Greetings from Region 1! We are an active region and events continue throughout the rest of the year, Including a rated show this weekend at the Oregon Horse Center...

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R1 Sept. 2022

REGION 1 By: Heather Humelbaugh W.E. is rapidly gaining members and popularity across the country. It is so exciting to see the incredible growth across the country for our sport. This year USAWE is...

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R1 July 2022

REGION 1 By: Heather Humelbaugh Hello from Montana! Reporting to you from CNC 2022 where we are learning, meeting and sharing with W.E. enthusiasts from across the USA, and from multiple countries!...

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Region 2 Reports

R2 Jan. 2023

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond Welcome to the New Year! Congratulations to Arizona Working Equitation on their successful Western Zone Championship Show, a well attended event that offered competitors at...

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R2 Nov. 2022

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond Region 2 is ramping up for the Western Zone Championship show in December! There are more than 60 entries at this time, with room for more at the fabulous facility in...

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R2 Oct. 2022

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond The 2022 Western Zone Championship is to be held December 8-11th at the beautiful Westworld of Scottsdale, Arizona, nestled at the base of the McDowell Mountains. This will...

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Region 3 Reports

R3 Jan. 2023

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Welcome to 2023- Region 3 is moving forward! Region 3 is happy to announce and welcome our newest AO Nebraska Heartland Working Equitation    Colorado has a lot...

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R3 Oct. 2022

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Region 3 is very sorry, very sad, and disappointed that the Central Zone Championship show had to be canceled. I personally would like to say THANK YOU to the show...

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R3 Sept. 2022

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Thank you to our volunteer team, sponsors and entrants for the Central Zone Championship Show. Unfortunately, we have not received enough entries to meet our budget. ...

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Region 4 Reports

R4 Jan. 2023

REGION 4 By: Kiki Pantaze Hello USAWE! I think it’s going to be a full show season in Region 4. Doreen Atkinson moving to the Weatherford area sure has sparked some interest. Her enthusiasm has...

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R4 July 2022

REGION 4 By: Kiki Pantaze Region 4 is excited about the Zone Championships that are taking place in Hutcherson, Kansas the week of October 20-23. It will be a fun show with prize money, two judges...

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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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Region 5 Reports

R5 Jan. 2023

REGION 5 By: Becky Sherven Happy New Year Region 5! USA Working Equitation's annual meeting of the members will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday February 4, 2023 at 9:00 am PST | 10:00 am MST...

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R5 Nov. 2022

REGION 5 By: Becky Sherven Snow is flying outside my window already here in southern Wisconsin, and it appears all licensed shows are wrapped up in our region… this year has flown by! Many of our R5...

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R5 August 2022

REGION 5 By: Becky Sherven It's hard to believe we are already in mid-August!  There are plenty of clinics and shows yet this year in our region to attend whether it be with your horse or to audit. ...

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Region 6 Reports

R6 Dec. 2022

REGION 6 By: Karen Miller Welcome to Region 6 Representing New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West...

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R6 Nov. 2022

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer As many of you know, we just finished our first Eastern Zone USA Working Equitation Championship.  It was held in Bulls Gap, Tennessee at the 3 Bulls Farm.  It was run by...

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R6 Oct. 2022

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer Hello Region 6 members!  Hopefully, everyone is doing well and getting to ride.  I have a couple of exciting things to report this month. The first being to Elections are...

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Region 7 Reports

R7 Oct. 2022

REGION 7 By: Rebecca Algar Region 7 would like to wish our newest affiliate, Delta Midsouth Working Equitation a warm welcome to our area, and much success! Congratulations to our members qualified...

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R7 July 2022

REGION 7 By: Rebecca Algar We have several events in Region 7 for August. First, July 23rd Clinic at Tailwinds Trails, Palm City, Florida. Southeast Baroque Horse shows will be hosting 2 licensed...

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R7 Feb. 2022

REGION 7 By: Rebecca Algar Region 7 has a lot of events planned for this year- training days, clinics, schooling shows and rated shows- all dates are on our Region 7 page. Our Zone Championship will...

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LINKS Updated Description
Banner Order Form   Order the USAWE Banner using the form provided in the link. All banner orders must be submitted at least 20 business days (4 weeks) before your needed date.
Course Design Approval Guide  01/14/2023 Covers basic course design requirements. EOH and Speed courses must be reviewed/approved by a licensed official. 
Current Members   Show Manager is required to validate rider's entry form's USAWE membership number.  List is updated by the Membership Committee

Dispensation Certificate Application - MS Word

Dispensation Certificate Application - PDF

Riders with disabilities use this form to apply for a Dispensation Certificate that approves the use of adaptive equipment and other allowances. 
Dressage arena dimensions   Provides Dressage arena dimensions and diagonal measurements to aid in setup.

Emergency Plan (sample) - MS Word

Emergency Plan (sample) - PDF

4/25/2022 Emergency Plan instructions prepared by Safety Coordinator. (Competition Manual 4.3)
Entry Form (sample) - MS Word  2/2/2022 First page can be modified as needed. Second page cannot be changed. (Competition Manual 4.3)
Entry Order - One Day Show (L1 - L7) - MS Word Sample 3/24/2022 A sample Entry Order (Start List) for Show Managers User's Manual  1/10/2023

For competitions that want to use the online scoring/placing program.  

Use GIRA to select show participants, create your show's Entry Order (Start List) and personalized Dressage, Ease of Handling, Speed, and Cattle Scorecards, score/place each Division and Performance Level and download Show Results in the format needed by Quick Reference Guide  1/10/2023 For those familiar with GIRA who just need a checklist of steps. Show Entries



Instructions on setting show up to accept show entries using the GIRA online software program.  
Guest Judge Card Application  1/24/2021 Judges must hold a current WE Judge License issued by their country's national WE organization and apply for a USAWE international Guest Judge License.
Horse Recording Form   All horses competing at USAWE licensed competitions must be registered with USAWE. Complete the horse recording process on our Membership page or use the link to the left for a direct connection to the form.  List is updated by the Membership Committee.
Insurance - address to use when requesting a certificate of additional insured for USAWE as required for licensed shows  

5006 Forsyth Place
Boulder, CO 80303

Email a PDF of the insurance policy to

*Judge Evaluation form   Show Manager uses this online form to assess Judge(s) performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
Liability Release Form  2/21/2022 USAWE Release, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnification Agreement may be used for licensed competitions. 
Licensed Official Confirmation & Contract - MS Word Sample



A sample licensed official confirmation & contract

Logo (USAWE)



To use for prize lists & show advertising for USAWE licensed competitions. 

Visit Corporate Records for the USAWE Brand Logo Guidelines Questions?  Contact the Marketing Committee 

Non-member Voucher  

Non-members can use a One-Time Voucher to cover the non-member fee at a single licensed (non-championship) show (one per lifetime).

Names will automatically appear on the Membership Info voucher list so show secretaries can verify voucher status.  

Obstacle Specifications Checklist.pdf  9/7/2021 List of obstacle specifications (per performance level) for EOH and Speed course setup/reset.  Useful for Judge, TD and ground crew.   
Planning Your Show Schedule - Recommended Time Allotments 3/24/2022 Recommended time allotments to help Working Equitation show managers plan your show day (Entry Order, Ride Times, Breaks, Course Setup for Performance Levels, Course Walks, Protest Filings, Awards, etc.) for Dressage, EOH, Speed, and Cattle Trials.
Prize List (sample)  1/29/2022 Suggested basic information to be included in a prize list.  (Competition Manual 4.2)   
Protest Requirement Summary 10/20/2021 A synopsis of protest requirements and time limits. (Competition Manual 5.3)
Recorded Horses   Show Manager is required to validate show entry's USAWE horse recording number.  List is updated by the Membership Committee.
Results Submission Guide  11/27/2021 Provides instructions for submitting show results.  Updated for the 2022 show season.
*Results Sheet - WE Competition (non Gira)  11/27/2021

Use this form to report show results for a WE competition (Dressage, EOH, Speed, Cattle trials). If you use the GIRA online scoring program, download and send in the Excel file that program provides instead.

Email Show Results (manual excel or GIRA file) to

Scoresheet, EOH - MS Word

Scoresheet, EOH - PDF

Scoresheet, Speed - MS Word

Scoresheet, Speed - PDF

Scoresheet, Cattle, Individual - PDF

Scoresheet, Cattle, Team - PDF

 Revision 5, 12/1/2021

Non-GIRA Scoresheets

Secretary can manually enter EOH and Speed obstacle data in advance, as well as competitor data.

Secretary manually enters Cattle trial competitor data.

Show Entries - Google Form



Instructions to create an online Working Equitation show entry form using a Google Form
Show Entries - Google Form Sample



A sample Google Form online Working Equitation show entry form
Tack and Attire Checklist  9/25/2021 Useful for Technical Delegate, Paddock and Gate Steward.  
TD Duties and Responsibilities 10/28/2020  A list of duties the Technical Delegate (TD) should complete at all licensed WE competitions. 
*TD Evaluation form   Show Manager uses this online form to assess TD performance. (Competition Manual 7. 2)
TD Report worksheet   TD can use this worksheet to keep track of information during a competition that can later be used when filing the online Technical Delegate Report Form.
*TD Report form   TD uses this online form to report on licensed  competitions. (Competition Manual 7.1 )


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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