2024 USAWE Western Zone Championship

Experience the Thrill of Working Equitation

USAWE 2024 Western Zone Championship

Join us for an unforgettable event celebrating the skill, precision, and elegance of Working Equitation. Witness top competitors from across the Western 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 are open again!  However, we are nearly at capacity, even though we’ve added an additional judge panel AND an additional day of competition.


    • Entries received prior to July 15th will receive the full array of 2024 Western Zone Swag (including a Western Zone Competitor shirt & commemorative coaster).
    • Entries received after this date may miss out on these special commemorative gifts due to the time required to create them.
2024 Western Zone Championship Logo

September 18th through 22nd, 2024

September 17th, 2024 – Early arrival and Check-in

September 18, 2024 – Check-in and Veterinarian Inspections

The Oregon Horse Center
90751 Prairie Road
Eugene, OR  97402
(541) 689-9700
Show Secretary – Julie Alonzo


(530) 521-8755

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


(Schedule is subject to change – please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information)

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

Tuesday, Sept. 17
    • 11:00 AM – Early arrival day
Wednesday, Sept. 18
    • 11:00 AM – Official Move-in Day and Competitor Check-in
    • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Veterinary Inspections
    • 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Dressage Trial (L4 – L7)
    • 7:00 PM – Welcome Dinner and Rider Briefing
Thursday, Sept. 19
    • 8:00 AM – Dressage Trial (L1-L3)
    • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (or so) –  WE Jubilee Barn Crawl
Friday, Sept. 20
    • 7:20 AM – 8:00 AM – EOH Course Walk (L2)
    • 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM – EOH Course Walk (L3 – L7)
    • 8:40 AM – 8:00 PM – EOH Trial (L2 – L7)
Saturday, Sept. 21
    • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Speed Course Walk (L2 – L7)
    • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – EOH Course Walk (L1)
    • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Speed Trial (L2 – L7)
    • 8:50 AM – 5:00 PM – EOH Trial (L1)
    • 6:15 PM – Load Obstacles into Trailers (all hands on deck)
Sunday, Sept. 22
    • 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Cattle Trial
    • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony
    • Group dinner at a local restaurant (TBD) open to all (pay your own)

Special Activities

WE Jubilee Barn Crawl

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:00 PM.
Please join us, in the barn, Thursday 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.

Social Media Engagement Blitz


Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 22.
Everyone is encouraged to bring donation items (tack, apparel, jewelry, gift certificates, artwork, etc.) for this activity.
Participants (competitors, spectators, staff, family & friends at the event) are encouraged to celebrate the championship with positive messages and photos using the hashtag #wzc2024.
Each day during the event, we will identify multiple winning posts on FaceBook and Instagram made using the hashtag #wzc2024. Winners get to pick a prize from the Social Media Engagement Blitz table

Awards Ceremony

Sunday, Sept. 22,  3:00 PM.
If you placed in the Top 11 in your class and/or won one of the Special High Point Breed Awards, please pick up your championship sash in the show office sometime between 1 and 2:15 pm.
Report to the Silverado Arena, mounted in show tack and attire, with your sashes on your horse, for the awards ceremony. 

Official Show Photographers

Brooke Louise Creative Sponsor

Brooke Louise Creative

Jessica Farren Photography Sponsor

Jessica Farren Photography


Western Zone Championships Gallery

Photos compliments of Jessica Farren Photography, Michael T. Photography, and competitors.

Trisha Kiefer-Reed riding Knightstown Casey

Trisha Kiefer-Reed and Knightstown Casey

Brianna Krennerich riding Thunders A Sandmans Amulet

Brianna Krennerich and Thunders A Sandmans Amulet

Kimberlee Barker riding Minuet's Meni Promises

Kimberlee Barker and Minuet’s Meni Promises

Julie Alonzo and CDC Memoria _Jessica Farren Photography

Julie Alonzo and CDC Memoria

Maverick Wright and Maple Lane Kero_Jessica Farren Photography

Maverick Wright and Maple Lane Kero

Izabelle Logan-Young riding Take City By Storm

Izabelle Logan-Young and Take City By Storm

Katie Stearns and Drogo

Katie Stearns and Drogo

Dale Rumens-Partee riding Cassino HM

Dale Rumens-Partee and Cassino HM

Heather Humelbaugh and CDC Besita

Heather Humelbaugh and CDC Besita

Karin Hansen and CDC Corazon_Jessica Farren Photography

Karin Hansen and CDC Corazon

Graham Hansen and Red_Jessica Farren Photography

Graham Hansen and Red

Sandra Faulhaber riding Miss Opal’s Dream

Sandra Faulhaber and Miss Opal’s Dream

Bridgett Klingler riding CDC Amante

Bridgett Klingler and CDC Amante

Sheila Mealey and Happy Place

Sheila Mealey and Happy Place

Gloria Michelle and Dazzling Nevada Jasper

Gloria Michelle and Dazzling Nevada Jasper

Our Partners

USAWE 2024 Western Zone Championship Sponsors

Thank You!

Interested in a booth or sponsorship opportunity?

Email:  wzc@usawe.org

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 Western Zone Championship sponsors and advertisers.

Help make this show amazing!

We’re looking for Zone Championship sponsors and show program advertisers!
There’s room for EVERY budget in our sponsorship initiative, and the show program is a GREAT place to congratulate and cheer on competitors, to thank a trainer or instructor, to advertise your services or horses you might have for sale… the sky’s the limit!
The 2024 USAWE Western Zone Championships are taking place at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene, Oregon, just 195 miles north of the California state line and conveniently located just a few miles west of Interstate 5!

Thank You for your support!

Platinum Level Sponsors

Triple R Lusitanos Sponsor WZC 2024
Triple R Lusitano and Jean A Rhodes Sponsor WZC 2024

Triple R Lusitanos and Jean A Rhodes

Intermediate Level Sponsors

Western Sky Horsemanship and Dale Rumens-Partee Sponsor WZC. 2024

Western Sky Horsemanship and Dale Rumens-Partee

Novice Level Sponsors

Equine Endeavors LLC and Karen Cheeke Sponsor WZC 2024

Equine Endeavors LLC and Karen Cheeke

Mountain Gate Farm LLC Sponsor WZC 2024

Mountain Gate Farm LLC and Teresa Ullivan

McKenzie Feed and Pet Supplies Sponsor WZC 2024

McKenzie Feed & Pet Supplies and Dani Wright

Bridgett Klingler and Hybrid Real Estate Sponsor WZC 2024

Hybrid Real Estate and Bridgett Klingler

Barbara Price and Torre Pin?on Farms Sponsor WZC 2024

Torre Piñon Farms and Barbara Price

Product Sponsors

Triple R Lusitanos Sponsor WZC 2024

Triple R Lusitanos and Jean A Rhodes

BB Organics Sponsor WZC 2024

BBOrganics and Becky Barlow

Stop Buggn Organic Fly Spray Sponsor WZC 2024

Stop Bugg’n Organic Fly Spray and Michele Navarro

Breed Award Sponsors

International Quarter Pony Association Breed Sponsor WZC 2024

Pony Breed

Tami Platt and the International Quarter Pony Association

Brianna Krennerich Breed Sponsor WZC 2024

Full Draft Horse

Brianna Krennerich

Equine Endeavors LLC and Karen Cheeke Sponsor WZC 2024


Karen Cheeke and Equine Endeavors LLC

KB Andalusians Breed Sponsor WZC 2024


Jodi Klier-Butler and KB Andalusians

Triple R Lusitanos Sponsor WZC 2024


Triple R Lusitanos and Jean A Rhodes

CDC Lexi_Registered Iberican

Registered Iberican

Iberican Registry of the Americas

BCR Horsemanship LLC and Roxanne Baxter Breed Sponsor WZC 2024

Paint Horse

Roxanne Baxter and BCR Horsemanship LLC

Glenda and Steve Nelson Sponsor WZC 2024

Half Andalusian or Half Lusitano

Glenda and Steve Nelson

Join the Excitement of the USAWE 2024 Western 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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