OPPORTUNITY RIDER SLOTS AVAILABLE!!!

Rider/horse combinations that have not qualified for our first National Championship show will get a unique chance to compete in one of the OPPORTUNITY RIDER slots available!

You will be participating along the National Championship riders but will be placed separately.
This will allow you to join all your friends in the Working Equitation community, you will be able to enjoy a fantastic event in one of the best facilities in the country, you will be able to join the fun in the Competitor's Party on Saturday, you will be able to participate of the exciting Cow Trial Challenge, all while earning points for Year End Awards and qualifying scores for next year's Championship!

Notes:

  • If there is a rider competing in the National Championship with a horse and wants to ride a non-qualified horse in the same class, the order of go will require the horse in the National Championship class to be ridden first.
  • Ribbons for first and second place will be awarded per level in Open Division only.
  • No overall sashes or cash prizes will be awarded. 
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INTERNATIONAL RIDERS: YOU ARE INVITED!!!!

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2018 - INTERNATIONAL JACKPOT CHALLENGE

Haras Hacienda - October 19-21
We welcome INTERNATIONAL RIDERS to join us in our National Championship show. 
International Champion, Reserve Champion will be awarded at each level (Open division only). 
CASH PRIZES will be awarded for the three highest average Dressage and EOH scores between all the international riders. 
$250 from each International Rider entry will go into a jackpot. 
The three highest average Dressage and EOH scores of all International Riders will receive a payout. 
*All trials must be completed without a DQ, elimination, or scratch.* 
Highest average: 50% of the pot
Second highest average: 35% of the pot
Third highest average: 15% of the pot
* Ties will be handled in accordance with the U.S. Rulebook for WE

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THESE ARE OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS.... THESE ARE THEIR STORIES.... TAMMY WILLIAMS

"These are my 2 Working Equitation horses, Davidoff DC (L5) and Henri Dos Pinhais (L2).  This is my 3rd year competing in WE, my 2nd year with Davidoff and 1st year with Henri.  In order to prepare for this years CWE National Show, I have been focusing on dressage training with both horses and familiarizing Henri to the obstacles.  My goals for the National Show are to continue to achieve qualifying scores for the Bronze and Silver Rider Lifetime Achievement Medals and to enjoy every moment with my horses and best groom (husband)! 

Working Equitation is such a fun but tough sport, I’ve learned that in order to be successful you have to have a very brave horse and an incredible partnership. 

I’m very excited to be showing my Davidoff DC, a Haras Dos Cavaleiros lusitano, it’s such an honor to own such a magnificent horse and to showcase him back in front of his breeder.  Team THD has been working very hard all year and we can’t wait to experience the competition of the 1st CWE National Show!"

Tammy Williams

Pictures by Maria Celaya-Reicher.

Note: if you want to share with us your road to the championship, your involvement with Working Equitation and/or some fun facts of your horse partners, please send an email with pictures to carmen@confederationwe.us

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HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR?

Our first National Championship Show is a great opportunity to participate also as SPONSOR!
There are so many ways to contribute!!!
We have planned a package of sponsorship levels that we hope inspires you! We have designed them to celebrate you and your company, and make sure your name gets in the spotlight throughout the event and into the future!
You can find them at:
https://www.confederationwe.us/national-championship-show-2018/
For an easier way to help us, we have created an online sponsorship form. You can find it in the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2sdDLuAnsxZnxUPR_2XVqw7eFFH6j9aI4jGe4pLOryJNATA/viewform
And you can also help us through the DONATE button on top right corner of our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/ConfederationForWorkingEquitation/
The Confederation for Working Equitation would also like to ensure you receive for your generosity as well...since we are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible!
We want to THANK YOU in advance for your patronage, and of course we would love to see you at the National Show, it’s going to be so much fun!
For Sponsorship, please contact:
Kimberly June - Sponsorship Coordinator - kimberly@confederationwe.us - 602.540.3567
Tarrin Warren - Executive Director- information@confederationwe.us - 512.269.9270
Carmen Franco - Show Manager/Secretary - 954.536.4264 - carmen@confederationwe.us

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THESE ARE OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS.... THESE ARE THEIR STORIES....DAWN SWENSSON

Note: if you want to share with us your road to the championship, your involvement with Working Equitation and/or some fun facts of your horse partners, please send an email with pictures to carmen@confederationwe.us
“Nash and I are looking forward to joining everyone coming to Magnolia, Texas in celebration of the first National Championship show for the Confederation for Working Equitation. It is very exciting to have a National Championship show at a prestigious venue in Texas.
After discovering the scores from our first Working Equitation competition qualified Nash and I to compete in the first National Championship Show for the Confederation for Working Equitation, I made the choice to enter. We earned qualifying scores in our second show and that helped reinforce the decision to join everyone in Magnolia in October. 
Our main goal for our first National Championship show is to not get disqualified in our classes. It is a simple goal that has worked out good for us so far. 
October will be here soon and Nash and I are working on building our consistency with connection and energy in our practice. We ride out of an arena on trails with friends whenever possible and keep building our connection through exposure to new things. 
We discovered the equestrian sport of Working Equitation the Fall of 2016 through participation in a clinic taught by Tarrin Warren and sponsored by the Wild Horse and Burro Association in Decatur, Texas. Nash and I previously trained and participated in introductory levels of western dressage and Cowboy Dressage shows and I was curious about the addition of the Ease of Handling and Speed obstacles and eventually the cattle working component since I have ridden my other horses in numerous cattle events and actual ranch work. 
I am thankful for all the advance work and preparation that went into the planning and organization of the first National Championship Show for the Confederation for Working Equitation. Having an organized event allowed me to share the schedule, sponsorship opportunities, make plans for travel, and save money for expenses. I also appreciate the structure, coordination and organization in results and record keeping by the Confederation. It is a benefit for all members.
I was planning to attend the show in Magnolia on my own with Nash. After sharing the organized show information with family, my Mom is coming from Idaho to travel with Nash and I and join in our adventure. We have not been at a mulit-day horse show or event together since I showed as a youth in a Morgan horse show in Burley, Idaho in 1978. More than a few things have changed over the last forty years and I’m glad she can still join me in my horse adventures.
Safe travels to everyone on all your adventures. Cheers for fun times with our horses!
Dawn Swensson
and Nash aka Diamond Y Panache, APHA
Paradise, TX “
Photo by Amy Spivey

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MEET OUR OFFICIALS

TARRIN WARREN - JUDGE (CONFEDERATION FOR WORKING EQUITATION "S" JUDGE)

Tarrin has been involved in Working Equitation in the United States for five years. She is an “S” judge with the Confederation for Working Equitation. Tarrin has judged for 20 yrs and started judging working equitation three years ago.
She has attended multiple seminars with Claudia Elsner Matos and shadowed multiple international judges. Tarrin, her students, and training horses have earned multiple Working Equitation Championships and over $20k in cash and prizes.

MICHAEL VERMAAS - JUDGE (CONFEDERATION FOR WORKING EQUITATION "S" JUDGE)

Michael Vermaas was born in the Netherlands and moved to Portugal at the age of 13 where he began his riding career. He had his own training barn called Paraiso dos Cavalos in Portugal and took part in exhibitions at the Salon du Cheval and Equitatana as part of the Luis Valenca team.
He was invited to train and work in Germany, United Kingdom, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Since coming to the United States he has continued to compete, train and teach lessons in Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing, Working Equitation and Breed shows.
 

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THESE ARE OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS.... THESE ARE THEIR STORIES....KRIS BLACKLOCK

Note: if you want to share with us your road to the championship, your involvement with Working Equitation and/or some fun facts of your horse partners, please send an email with pictures to carmen@confederationwe.us

Boon Ocean Blue & Kris Blacklock, Prairie du Sac WI

Embrace the unexpected. Things we never saw coming are taking us to places we never imagined we would go. Who knew that after acquiring a first horse at age 45…then at age 57, beginning from the ground up, starting training ‘Ocean’, a 15 month youngster...to now age 61 embarking on a working equitation journey together competing in our first live national championship show? Yep….Boon Ocean Blue, after a year of training, the now 5 year old blue roan Quarter Horse mare earned qualifying scores and we’ve accepted the Confederation for Working Equitation’s invitation to participate in their 1st National Working Equitation Show October 19-21, 2018 at the magnificent show facility Haras Hacienda in Magnolia TX. The travel logistics alone have been a bit daunting. It’s our longest journey ever. Hubby Dale will haul us 1,200 miles from Wisconsin to Texas with a midway rest stop layover. Our goal is to use this first experience as an opportunity to evaluate our training. Ride every stride! Bottom line...Continue to have FUN, learn, laugh, grow and enjoy lifelong partnership, horsemanship and sportsmanship!

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NEW BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR! THANK YOU!

THANK YOU is sometimes not enough to express how grateful we are when we see the involvement of our friends and family in this big project...
Welcome to our newest BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR: AEROSPEZIAL!!!
"Wishing everyone great success for the Confederation of WE National Show and to the riders fantastic Flying Changes!" ~Peter Houghton DBA of Aerospezial

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NEW "FRIEND OF SHOW" SPONSORS!

They are friends in real life, they are friends of the sport of Working Equitation, they are friends of the Confederation and they are our NEW "FRIENDS OF THE SHOW" SPONSORS!!!
Thank you so much Chris Stanko, Kate Fowler, Jeanne Bond and Tarrin Warren for your In-Kind donation!
We really appreciate your support <3
For more information about our first National Championship Show, please go to:
https://www.confederationwe.us/national-championship-show-…/
Curious about who else is sponsoring us? Find out here:
https://www.confederationwe.us/sponsors-national-champions…/

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