Working Equitation (WE) is what horsemen do on a daily basis in countries with a tradition of working cattle on horseback (caballo de trabajo - working horse). It is now a competitive sport gaining popularity throughout the world, giving horsemen the opportunity to test the skills and abilities of both the horse and rider for the qualities needed in a working ranch (rancho de trabajo) environment.
Working Equitation began as a competition in 1996 when the four founding countries of Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal created the World Association of Working Equitation (WAWE) and held the first European Championship. It is now a recognized sport throughout Europe, South America, and Australia. WE is now gaining in popularity in the United States.
A WE competition is broken into three phases - Dressage, Ease of Handling (EOH), and Speed with multiple levels - Level 1, 2, 3, and 4. Dressage is ridden in a 20x40 and are special tests designed to compliment the EOH and Speed phases. EOH and Speed are ridden over an course of obstacles a horse and rider might encounter on the ranch. EOH is judged on accuracy and Speed is ridden against the clock. All together, WE is a fantastic, challenging discipline that is amazingly fun to ride!
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Our WE Schooling Show results for May 14th are now in. Click here.
2017 WE Schooling Shows:
May 14, 2017
July 9, 2017 @
DVHA in Ringoes, NJ
Click here for the Prize List and Entry Form
Next WE Mini Clinic Days:
May 20, 3-5:00 and May 25, 6-8:00