Professional Instructors

USAWE Professional Instructors

USAWE Professional Instructors are experienced in the sport of Working Equitation and are dedicated to educating riders of all levels and disciplines, promoting the welfare and integrity of competing equines, and helping more people enjoy the sport of Working Equitation.

For starters, USAWE Professional Instructors have attended USAWE-approved training events and seminars, are successful Working Equitation competitors, and have passed testing to ensure they can provide the highest quality instruction in Working Equitation.

In addition, USAWE Professional Instructors are required to renew their Professional Instructor status with USAWE annually by meeting continuing education requirements and affirming ethical practices that foster the equine’s welfare. 

Finally, all recognized USAWE Professional Instructors have met the program requirements which ensure quality education and instruction for those interested in learning more about the sport of Working Equitation.  

Are you interested in knowing more about the sport of Working Equitation? Are you looking for a knowledgeable instructor for Working Equitation lessons or clinics? Would you like to find someone qualified to present or demonstrate Working Equitation to your Club or Youth Group? You can be confident you are receiving the most up-to-date information and best training when you use a recognized USAWE Professional Instructor.

Please contact a USAWE Professional Instructor from the directory below.

Email prodev@usawe.org if you have questions about the USAWE Professional Instructors program.

Professional Instructors help riders and horses more successful.

Recognized USAWE Professional Instructors By Region

Region 1 Professional Instructors

 Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana

Region 2 Professional Instructors

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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Region 3 Professional Instructors

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 Professional Instructors

New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Coming Soon!

Region 5 Professional Instructors

Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky
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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Emily Kemp of Kemp Horsemanship

Emily Kemp of 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 Professional Instructors

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 Professional Instructors

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

The importance of qualified Professional Instructors is recognized throughout the equestrian world

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