Visit their site and enter one of our virtual competitions today! There are great prizes, and they put you in the running for Year End Awards! For more infomation on Virtual Competitions, please visit our Virtual Competition page!
Vist the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse website for upcoming WE classes that are open to all breeds!
Each National Level event is comprised of 3 or 4 phases of competition. The final result is determined by the totaling the score from all three sections. The three sections are: Dressage, Ease of Handling (with obstacles) and Speed Obstacles.
In Team and International Competitions a fourth phase is included which is a Cattle Trial, in which a team of competitors moves cattle in a timed event.
The discipline of Working Equitation was created with the objective of promoting the different types of equitation techniques developed in countries that use the riding horse to work in the fields, on farms, and with livestock. The aim is to preserve and perpetuate not only this type of equitation but also the cultural traditions of each country and their horses.
The four founder countries of Working Equitation were Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy. Now this discipline is practiced in many countries like Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil,and now in the United States! Each country has it's own rules for it's National levels but the rules for International competitions are the same for all countries.
The USA WE rules were created for our country's riders along with Internationally accepted rules and imput from the World Association of Working Equitation..
Start here to learn more about how you can participate in this exciting horse sport!