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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.

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USAWE Committee Reports

June 2022

Membership Committee Current number of USAWE members: 843 (of which 78 are Juniors) Region 1 - 223 Region 2 - 224 Region 3 - 53 Region 4 - 47 Region 5 - 107 Region 6 - 108 Region 7 - 69 Int - 12...

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May 2022

Membership Committee Current number of USAWE members: 775 (63 Juniors) Region 1: 205 Region 2: 204 Region 3: 50 Region 4: 46 Region 5: 90 Region 6: 103 Region 7: 65 Int: 12 Number of recorded...

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April 2022

Membership Committee Current number of USAWE members: 712 Current number of Youth members: 60 Region 1 - 194 Region 2 - 177 Region 3 - 47 Region 4 - 46 Region 5 - 84 Region 6 - 97 Region 7 - 56...

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USAWE Meeting Minutes

USAWE Member Spotlights

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USAWE Newsletters

June 2022 E-News

President's Letter By: Barbara PriceDear USAWE Members, “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” I love this quote by sports great Michael Jordan. It...

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May 2022 E-News

President's Letter By: Barbara PriceDear USAWE Members, We’re all USAWE Brand Ambassadors This month I’d like to take a little different tack and focus on marketing and promotion. Its importance is...

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April 2022 E-News

President's Letter By: Barbara PriceDear USAWE Members, This month’s letter is unique in that it is about a topic that requires little narrative other than the announcement itself. It’s with great...

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USAWE Regional Reports

Region 1 Reports

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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R1 Sept. 2021

REGION 1 By: Kristine Strasburger I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the hosting team at the Big Sky Horse Park in Missoula, Montana for hosting a fantastic show weekend at the start of this...

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Region 2 Reports

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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R2 August 2021

REGION 2 By: Robin Bond Region 2 members have been busy this summer! While there has been a reduction in show activity due to oppressive heat, wildfires, and a EHV-1 incident in Northern California,...

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Region 3 Reports

R3 May 2022

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Colorado Working Equitation Happenings May 14 - The 2nd Up you Game series was excellent June 4 - #3 of series Up Your Game with Chris and Kitty June 5 - Ride a Test at...

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R3 April 2022

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Weather is finally starting to get better in Region 3. Spring has sprung and is really trying to take hold. Kansas had a great clinic with 13 riders. Marie Maloney was the...

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R3 March 2022

REGION 3 By: Chris Stanko Weather in Region 3 is still crazy. It’s hard to plan and carry it through. We are very flexible. Yay for Daylight Savings! In Colorado: Clinics March 26th, WE - Up Your...

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Region 4 Reports

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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R4 July 2021

REGION 4 By: Kiki Pantaze Hello, Members of Region 4! Summer is sort of a down time in Region 4 due to the heat and this year, the rain. The new group in Shreveport, LA, had Doreen Atkinson in for...

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R4 Jan. 2021

REGION 4 By: Kiki Pantaze I am happy to report that many areas of Region 4 are experiencing interest and growth. It sounds like the upcoming clinics are going to be well attended with new...

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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 March 2022

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer Hello Region 6 members. I hope everyone is getting to ride and prepare for a great year with Working Equitation.  There are a lot of activities listed on the Events page of...

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R6 Feb. 2022

REGION 6 By: Kim Hillyer Hello Region 6 members.  Depending on where you are, you’ve been getting these warm weather teasers.  It sure gets people excited about getting out on their horses.  The...

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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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Region 7 Reports

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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