By: Kim Hillyer
Hello Region 6 members!
Well, it’s here! This weekend (Sept 16 – 19) is Region 6’s Regional Championships and A rated show. I am looking forward to seeing members from throughout our region, and seeing some great competition. Kat Waters and NEWE have worked tremendously hard to put together a top notch event for this region. There is a fabulous schedule of events for the competitors starting with the “Sixers Mixer” on Thursday evening, a Cookout on Friday evening, and Saturday night a Pizza party sponsored by ERAHC. There are many great sponsors that have helped make this great event possible.
Judges Rebecca L Algar and Tarrin Warren will be the judge’s panel for the championships. Also, Senior Judge Doreen Atkinson will be providing a fantastic educational opportunity to the show by offering Live ringside discussion on scoring throughout the trials.
There are still shows and clinics on the schedule after the Regional championships, so take a look at the calendar to see what is happening near you. There is also one more Sanctioned show at Oak Springs Equestrian on Oct. 9.
Check in with your closest AO to see what is going on. Lots of Clinics and play days being offered as well as schooling shows. As an Affiliate Organization, you can post your activities on the USAWE calendar, and also on the USAWE Region 6 FB page. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at r6director@USAWE.org, and I will do what I can to help you.
USAWE R-6 director
Let’s hear from our AO’s:
ERAHC USAWE AO Report 9/15/21
ERAHC’s last USAWE approved show is done! The ERAHC WE Show Series results will be out soon!
Our returning judge, Doreen Atkinson, did an amazing job with the 38 competitors we had. This was the largest show to date for ERAHC. Doreen kept things moving at a very steady place so that we were able to do all the Dressage and then Levels 2-5 EOH all on Saturday (and we were done before dinner time!). Thank you, Doreen! We look forward to working with you again next year.
Show results may be found on the ERAHC website www.erahc.org.
ERAHC will now begin working on their 2022 show plans, so check back regularly.
See you next month!
Eastern Pennsylvania Working Equitation
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EPAWE.org
The EPAWE team continues to promote WE in our area. On Saturday, 9/25/2021, there is a Play Day at Collective Roots Dressage, Cochranville, PA. One of the members has volunteered to provide guidance and tips from the ground or riders can practice on their own! 2hr time blocks up to 5 riders for $30 horse/rider pair. This is a good time to introduce your horse and yourself to WE before the Allison Reed Clinic the following weekend, 10/3/2021. To wrap up our first year as AFO, we are having a schooling show on 11/13/2021. Holly Linz from KeepStables will be providing feedback, education and judging for our show! We are very excited for the support from our Region 6 WE members!
We are working towards formalizing our EPAWE group in 2022.
So what is happening with EPAWE?
Susan to introduce WE to French Creek Equestrian Association
Meet and greet with WE videos and information.
Peer supported play day at CRD Cochranville, PA
2 hr blocks, 5 riders per session, 3 sessions for the day $30/horse/rider
Riders may audit any session around their ride time
Allison Reed Working Equitation Clinic
CRD Cochranville, PA
EPAWE Schooling Show #2
CRD Cochranville, PA
Judging and Feedback from Holly Linz, KeepStables
Initial details for these events posted on our Facebook page.
Registration and more information to come!
Looking forward to a fun fall willed with lots of networking and WE!!!
Here’s a current list of our NEWE events for 2021:
September 17-19 Region 6 Championship Show, The Grange Equine Center, Centre Hall, PA
September 21 Clinic with Kat Waters, Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, VT
Looking for entries? Thinking about volunteering? Interested in hosting a clinic with one of our Judge Tours? Interested in becoming a USAWE Licensed Official? Contact us for more information! firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for the first regional championship to be held in the United States at the top class facility: The Grange Park Equine Center in Centre Hall, PA
It’s sure to be a fabulous weekend bringing our Region 6 WE family together! Entries are in and the program printed!
Not up for competing? Set up camp at the Park and volunteer or spectate!
Barb Sullivan L1 Reserve Champion ERHC #4
Jennifer Hopton L2 Champion ERAHC #4
Laura Guillaudeu L2 Reserve Champion ERAHC #4
Kim Hillyer L3 3rd Place ERAHC #4
August was an action-packed month of exciting Working Equitation activity for our Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) members. It started with our second 2021 schooling show held at Almeda Farm, August 7th, in Boyce, VA.
The 15 entries were blessed by beautiful weather. Britt Callahan on her Reason to Smile topped the Intro-Level 1, Group #1, and Joanne Masterson on Lucy was the Reserve Champion. Jeannie Whited topped the Intro-Level 1, Group #2, and Cindy Sikes piloted Bella to the Reserve Championship honors.
The top Tricolor in the Novice A-Level 2 were earned by Jennifer Hopton on her amazing Haflinger Noble Champion. Diane Hutchinson and Splash of Glory were Reserve Champion. The Biddie Lowry designed Ease of Hand course provided for a great test and a fun afternoon under judging of Allison Reed.
Three weekends later a large NOVAWE contingent traveled south to Lexington, Virginia to compete in the Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club (ERAHC) B-Rated Show at the Virginia Horse Center. As we find in all WE events, the fun and camaraderie ran rampant. It was wonderful to network with other WE enthusiasts from far and near, many new to the sport. Patrick King, of Patrick King Horsemanship, recently relocated to Lexington Virginia with his wife Lisa King, was a sponsor of the show and stopped by to take in the Speed round on Sunday. Many of the NOVAWE riders are regular students of Patrick King, and it was great to have him stop in to watch.
Good ribbons of all colors were earned by NOVAWE members. Senior Judge Doreen Atkinson presided.
ERAHC WE Show #4 Results of NOVAWE Members
Reserve Champion: Barbara Sullivan & Aluinn Wyatt
4th – Sarah Drew and Jacaro
5th – Paula Hill & Asher
- Britt Callahan & Reason to Smile
- Karen Miller & Sundays Dance
- Nancy Wilochka & Amilliano
- Jackie Pennington & Jake
Champion: Jennifer Hopton & Noble Champion
Reserve Champion: Laura Guillaudeu & Dot’s Dreamdoll
- Laura Kniffin & Gus
- Lynsey Mortiz & Imperador CR
Champion: Meghan Truppner & Jasper
Reserve Champion: Meghan Truppner & Fokuss
Third: Kimberley Hillyer & Bell the Cat
In addition to the show ring, NOVAWE members were offered a play day in York, PA, hosted by Iron Rock Farm and Kimberly Hillyer, USAWE Region 6 director on August 21st. NOVAWE also issued a member questionnaire in preparation of its September 27th virtual member meeting which will feature guest speaker Susan L. Watkins, versatile equestrian, professional horsewoman and trainer and USAWE Licensed “R” Judge and TD.
Fall is around the corner and NOVAWE calendar is updated:
- Sept 27 – NOVAWE Member Meeting via Google Meet, 7 pm
- Oct 23 – NOVAWE Movin’ On Up Novice Clinic and EOH Show
- Nov 6 – NOVAWE Schooling WE Show #3
Barb Sullivan and Wyatt
Holly Linz and Vadriero
Meghan Truppner and Fokuss
Holly Linz and Zamingo
Meghan Truppner and Jasper
Karen Miller and Sunday’s Dance
Report Date: September, 2021
- OSE has a “B” Rated show scheduled for October 9, 2021. Jill Malone will be our judge and Jeanne Bond will be the TD. We are still taking entries.
- August was the ERAHC show in Lexington, Virginia. We had 8 horse/riders participating. At Level 1 Intro – Karen Heist riding Revolving Gunner (Rosco), Rebecca Gabel riding RS Alegre (Alegre), Barb Sullivan riding Aluinn Wyatt (Wyatt), Karen Miller riding Sunday’s Dance (Sunny). At Level 2 Novice A Open -Holly Linz of Keep Stables riding Vadriero and at level 5 Intermediate B Open Holly riding Zamingo. At Level 3 Novice B Open – Meghan Truppner of Karmic Run Stables riding Fokuss and Jasper.
- Upon completion of the show, there were some pretty ribbons on stalls. Karen and Sunny managed to get a score on the solid gate. Whoo hoo!! It may not have been the score she was looking for but it was not a “0” or a DQ. She also won the hunter under saddle class during the fun show on Friday. Barb and Wyatt won dressage and were 3rd in EOH; ending up Intro Reserve Champion in a large division of 17 riders. Karen and Rosco earned a respectful spot placing 7 overall. Rebecca and Alegre finished 6th Meghan and Jasper were Champion in their Novice B Open division with a 1st in dressage, 2nd in EOH and speed; followed by Reserve Champion on Fokuss with a 2nd in dressage, 1st in EOH and 3rd in speed. Holly and Zamingo were Reserve champ in their division and Holly and Vadriero were Reserve Champion in their division with a 1st in dressage, 2nd in EOH and 2nd in Speed. Well done everyone.
- Up next is the USAWE Region 6 Championship & A Rated show in Center Hall, PA. Participating are Barb & Wyatt, Karen and Rosco, Rebecca and Alegre, Karen & Sunny, Holly and Vadriero & Zamingo and Meghan and Jasper & Fokuss. Be sure to stop by our aisle on Thursday evening during the region Sixer’s Mixer.
Phone #: 585-424-0624
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Synergy.WorkingEq
Synergy WE was founded in August of 2021. We haven’t even taken the wrapper off, so to speak. Located in Upstate New York, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region, Synergy was started to get people together with an interest in Working Equitation and to promote the sport in the area. There will be a few Play and Learn days in the remainder of 2021. For 2022 we can hopefully be a bit more ambitious, with a clinic or two, and perhaps even a schooling show later in the year. If you want to know more about Synergy, or how to join our activities, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Synergy.WorkingEq. We’re excited to grow and develop a community!
Working Equitation of South Central PA has been relatively quiet since we are a new organization
We continue to Support Working Equitation and our focus is the “precursor” to your Working Equitation Training. Once again, we will have Mike Feister back to Hollyhurst Farm, LLC on September 24, 2021 for an all-day session and again the weekend of October 23 & 24, 2021. Mike focuses on Quality Horsemanship which is the beginning of every discipline including Working Equitation. Preparing you and your horse is time well spent to help you achieve a more fluid ride.
Enjoy the rest of Summer 2021, Stay Safe and Have Fun!