2024 USAWE Eastern Zone Championship

Experience the Thrill of Working Equitation

USAWE 2024 Eastern Zone Championship

Join us for an unforgettable event celebrating the skill, precision, and elegance of Working Equitation. Witness top competitors from across the Eastern Zone and beyond as they showcase their talents in this prestigious championship.

This event promises thrilling competitions, including dressage, ease of handling, speed, and cow trials. Don’t miss the chance to see top riders and horses in action, and enjoy a weekend full of equestrian excellence.

All current USAWE members are eligible to compete in a championship show. A horse-rider combination must earn a combined average of 58% or higher in Dressage and EOH (L1-L7) and successfully complete the Speed trial (L2-L7) at a minimum of two USAWE licensed shows to qualify to compete in a championship show.

For the 2024 competition year, the qualifying period is January 1, 2023, through the show entry deadline in 2024.

At least one of the qualifying scores must be earned during the current competition year.

Qualifying scores must have been earned at the level being entered. 

Entry Info

Entries open: July 15, 2024

Entries close: September 22, 2024

Eastern Zone Championship Logo

October 3rd through 6th, 2024

(October 3, 2024 – Check-in and Veterinarian Inspections)

Three Bulls, LLC Equestrian Center
625 Beech Grove Road
Bulls Gap, TN 37711
Show Secretary – Mindy Finelli


(908) 489-2069

Top Prize

A Custom Fit Adelante Saddle by Schleese!

Adelante Working Equitation Schleese Saddle ezc prize
Some lucky competitor is going home with this beauty! A $6,200 value!!!!

Youth Championship Scholarship

WHO: Youth Competitors planning to attend Championships

WHAT: Scholarship to cover the cost of entry fees

WHEN: Submit application by September 1st

WHY: USAWE Youth Committee supported by anonymous donations want to encourage and support youth at championship events. The scholarship intends to provide financial support to those youth who might not otherwise be able to afford to participate

HOW:  Fill out the USAWE Youth Championship Scholarship Form


The 2024 USAWE Eastern Zone Championship Show and the Working Equitation Show at Three Bulls will be run concurrently.

(schedule is subject to change)

Thursday, October 3
    • 9:00 AM – Competitors may begin Check In
    • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Veterinary Inspections (for Championship Competitors only)
    • 6:00 PM – Competitor’s Briefing and Welcome Reception
Friday, October 4
    • 8:00 AM – Dressage Trial (L1-L7)
    • 6:00 PM – Progressive Barn Party
Saturday, October 5
    • 8:00 AM – L1-L7 Ease of Handling Course Walk
    • 8:45 AM – L1-L7 Ease of Handling Trial
Sunday, October 6
    • 8:00 AM – Speed Course Walk
    • 8:30 AM – Speed Trial
    • 12:30 PM – Cattle Trial
    • 3:00 PM – Awards Ceremony

Lunch Breaks will be scheduled as close to noon as possible each day.

Special Activities

Progressive Barn Party

Friday, October 4, 6:00 PM.
Please join us, in the barn, Friday evening for a chance to kick back, relax, and visit with old and new friends.
Please bring your favorite dish and/or dessert to share with the others for a fun night.

Scavenger Hunt

There will be two items hidden around the show grounds; one for the youth (stuffed bull) and one for adults (stuffed horse).
Once the items are found, just bring them to the Show Office to receive your prize.
The next day the items will be hidden in a new location for more seeking fun.

Sportsmanship Award

Competitors will vote throughout the weekend for the person they feel exhibits kindness to all, great sportsmanship, excellent horsemanship, and is encouraging and helpful to others.
A box will be available in the Show Office for the ballots.
A special award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony.

Hobby Horse Speed Course

Please bring an already-made Hobby Horse to this fun-filled event.
There will be a Speed course for each “horse/rider team” to maneuver as quickly as possible.
“Rides” will be timed and rosettes will be awarded to the top 5 teams.
Prizes will be awarded to the first and second-place winners.

Silent Auction

There will be a Silent Auction held in the Main barn across the aisle from the Show Office.
Silent bidding will open Friday, October 4 at 9:00 AM and will stay open until Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 PM.
Winners will be revealed Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 PM.
Donations of new or like new items, as well as gift baskets, are gladly welcome.

AO Basket Auction

There will be an Affiliate Organization Basket Auction held in the Main barn, next to the Silent Auction.
Silent bidding will open Friday, October 4 at 9:00 AM and will stay open until Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 PM.
Winners will be revealed Saturday, October 5 at 6:00 PM.
Basket donations from any USAWE Affiliate Organizations are greatly appreciated.
Use your imagination to create a basket to be bid on.

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 6 as close to 3:00 PM as possible.
Winners will be recognized and awarded their rosettes and prizes.
We ask that all Champions and Reserve Champions and their horses (either in hand or under saddle) be present for photos.

Moments from Previous Zone Championships

Eastern Zone Championships Gallery

photos by Madison Morgan - Madison Grace Photo

Pat Melton and Mon Ami

Pat Melton and Mon Ami

Renee Wade and Blarney Stone's Tracey_Madison Morgan Photography

Renee Wade and Blarney Stone’s Tracey

Olive Wade and Braeberry Duke of Medford_Madison Morgan Photography

Olive Wade and Braeberry Duke of Medford

Karen Bryd and Feather_Madison Morgan Photography

Karen Byrd and Feather

Kerry Dorfman and Dual Caddie Lena_Madison Morgan Photography

Kerry Dorfman and Dual Caddie Lena

Robyn Gillen and Irish Liberty_Madison Morgan Photography

Robyn Gillen and Irish Liberty

Lisa Wall and Epico Do Retiro_Madison Morgan Photography

Lisa Wall and Epico Do Retiro

Betty Jumber and DBS Golden Breeze_Madison Morgan Photography

Betty Jumper and DBS Golden Breeze

Hazel Wade and Rosie's Rhett Butler_Madison Morgan Photography

Hazel Wade and Rosie’s Rhett Butler

Our Partners

USAWE 2024 Eastern Zone Championship Sponsors

Thank You!

Events like this championship show can’t take place without the help of sponsoring people and organizations. We appreciate your donations and support. Thank you to all of our sponsors and advertisers. Please show your appreciation by visiting them and doing business with them whenever possible.

Click on the logos below to learn more about the 2024 USAWE Eastern Zone Championship sponsors and advertisers.

The Eastern Zone Championship will be held at Three Bulls, LLC in Bulls Gap, TN. Though it is called the Eastern Zone Championship, any USAWE qualifying member may show with us from anywhere in the US. We are planning many exciting things for the event including two Silent Auctions, a Progressive Barn Party, a Competitor’s Banquet, special awards, and much more.

All of this would not be possible without your support! Please consider sponsoring this championship show. Our sponsorship package has a large selection of sponsorship and advertising levels. Sponsorships may be made electronically or by mail (instructions are in the package) and are tax deductible.

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship or advertising, don’t hesitate to contact us at workingequitationeast@gmail.com.

Thank You for your support!

Corporate Sponsors

Madison Grace Photo
SF Andalusians EZC Sponsor

SF Andalusians and Janita Smith

Schleese Saddlery EZC Sponsor
New England Working Equitation EZC sponsor
Working Equitation of Southeastern Virginia EZC Sponsor
Northern Virginia Working Equitation_NOVAWE EZC Sponsor

Individual Sponsors

Nancy Wilochka EZC Sponsor

Nancy Wilochka

Kerry Dorfman and Dual Caddie Lena_Madison Morgan Photography

Kerry Dorfman

Biddy Lowrey EZC Sponsor

Biddy Lowry

Emily Osborne

Join the Excitement of the USAWE 2024 Eastern Zone Championship!

Discover the thrill of Working Equitation and celebrate with our vibrant and supportive community. Whether you’re a seasoned rider, new to the sport, a family member, a friend, or just interested in learning more about Working Equitation, there’s a place for you! Don’t miss the chance to showcase your skills and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

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