COMPETE AND LEARN

COMPETITION

Looking to compete in working equitation?

Working equitation competition consists of four phases.

  1. Dressage – encourages harmony between horse and rider. Tests are conducted in a 20m x 40m arena.
  2. Maneability – horse and rider demonstrate how calmly, precisely and stylishly they deal with obstacles.
  3. Speed – a test speed, agility, athleticism using the same obstacles as the maneability phase.
  4. Cattle – tests the ability of the horse and rider to work cattle individually and with teammates.

Compulsory phases are dressage, maneability and speed.

Not sure what level is right for you? Refer to the working equitation RULES AND TESTS or come along to an Australian National Working Equitation Club event for help in gauging your skill level.

Participating in local competitions may lead you to aspire for our State and or National championships. UPCOMING EVENTS.

RULES AND TESTS

Copies of rules and tests are available for download.

NEWS AND EVENTS

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Day 4 of the ANWE NSW Tiago Clinic in Blayney! what an amazing venue with a world class coach! It has been a great 4 days. ... See MoreSee Less

Day 4 of the ANWE NSW Tiago Clinic in Blayney! what an amazing venue with a world class coach! It has been a great 4 days.

Happy New Year for 2023! Here’s for an amazing year of Working Equitation. What an amazing line
up of Competitions, Clinics, Training Days and Events!!
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Happy New Year! Thankyou all for everything you do for our sport x

Happy new year! Can’t wait to see everyone again!

Happy New Year everyone 💞🎈

ANWE Announcement

ANWE AGM 2022 – The ANWE Board would like to announce the new ANWE Board for 2023.

Congratulations to:

Chair- Andrew Mulligan
Vice Chair - Sarah Greene
Director /Treasurer - Ally McLean
Director/Communications Liaison - Lanie Clark
Director/EPC - Megan Joerg
Director - Katherine Smith
Director - Anita Marchesani

ANWE would also like to extend a warm welcome to Amanda Hutt as incoming Secretary.

A big thank you to Lyndie Panitz for her commitment and expertise in the role.

The new Board is very excited to leap into the new year.

At our first meeting after the AGM the Board agreed to publish a Board Communique after each meeting to improve on engagement with our riders!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from ANWE!
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Firstly, Apologies for the long post. However some great reading on the progress of WAWE.

ANWE is excited to advise that on Friday morning, 2am our Chair attended the WAWE General Assembly.

We pleased to provide the following from the meeting.

GLOBAL NEW GUIDELINES After 20 years of WAWE in which the WE has grown and become known throughout the World, we should take a step forward and make our directive structure more all-encompassing by giving voice and responsibility and a greater number of people.

This way we intend to extend the WAWE Board of Directors, which will be composed of seven elements.

WAWE have decided to divide the management into seven áreas:

1 - Institutional Relations, and official disclosure of the WE
2 - Judges
3 - Economic Department
4 – Development of WE for Youth
5 – International Sporting Events
6 - Communication
7 - WAWE American Continent Relationship We propose to remain focused on the development of Working Equitation throughout the world by trying to get more countries to stick to WAWE and our sport. Continue the dialogue with FEI to try to get WAWE recognized as the international guardianship of Working Equitation.

There should be greater communication between the international entities responsible for WE in the different countries so that by the end of each year the Calendar of international tests for the following year is published.

National competitions should also be communicated for general knowledge and each country should send WAWE an annual activities report Create a Working Equitation World ranking of horses and riders, with prizes to be awarded at the end of each year.

JUDGES Maintain and boost the organization of Formation Courses for New International Judges Organize Recycling Courses for International Judges Organize Training Courses for Track Commissioners, adapting to FEI standards Countries wishing to organize Training Courses for their judges, should give WAWE knowledge of these initiatives, to which the international judges will be invited.

Continue the recent policy of giving an ever greater explanation of how to execute and judge the different exercises of WE tests (Dressage, Maneability, Speed and Cow ) Propose an amendment to the Regulation so that judges can continue to judge until the age of 70 (instead of the current 65) Sporting Events.

The pandemic situation of years 2020 and 2021 have done nothing but prove the engagement of all of our nations in keeping our sport events very much alive.

Creating an International Competition made out of several stages hosted in different locations (countries) around the globe, that may enable a couple of riders per nation to accumulate points and in this way, play for victory under the flag of their nation.

Also create competitions on different continents of such a project would rely on what has been done in the past with events such as the Haras Cup in the USA or the World cup once organized in Brazil.

Creation of a division of category of tests (e.g. international tests of *, ** and ***) as it is done in other equestrian disciplines, making the distribution of the competitions categories according to the compliance of parameters established in different areas (Conditions of Proof, Prize Money, floors, quality of obstacles, etc.)

In the international competitions we propose the creation of three reports (that must be completed, by the delegate, president of the jury and representative of the riders) and that can help in defining the level of the competitions in the future.

WAWE-American Continent Relationship The General objective is to expand and to consolidate Working Equitation in the America’s bearing in mind the sanitary barriers and international travel costs.

Although in America there are countries with high horse population the strategy have two segments:

Group 1 – Countries with no active WE – implement the discipline with strategic alliances that will help the sport to grow

Group 2 – Countries with active WE – organizing: - Challenge of America´s (like in Dressage) (2-3 judges travelling for the American Countries with the same rules tests and courses International competitions with borrowed horses - Develop WE in countries that started already but needs to have a refresh (Mexico and Brasil).

Have a minimum of 1 International Competition in America Create an American Board Group inside WAWE and with the America’s Countries to work together as a team in the growth of the discipline in America.

Development of WE for Youth WAWE Campus in different countries during summer holidays for Juniors and Young Riders with trainers approved by WAWE.

Development of a WAWE Cup for Juniors/YR along the year with a final at the end of every year.

Creation of a virtual campus with virtual lessons with different judges, riders and trainers to teach Juniors and Young Riders the main aspects of the discipline (creation of video tutorials and videoconferences).

Economic Department as has already been approved in previous GA's we intend to set in motion the payment of each country an annual fee to WAWE so that we can have a working fund, in order to meet any expenses, which may be necessary for the development of the discipline

Communication: There should be a dynamic communication on the site and Facebook - we also need a new homepage with nice videos, pictures and everything.

The calendar of international competitions must be posted on the website and also the national competitions of each country.

The list of judges should have also all their contacts, at least mail addresses at the WAWE homepage. It is important especially for "new" organizers, can get in contact directly with the judges.

The list of representatives should be added to homepage too. WAWE Facebook page should also be filled with international competitions calendars, results and so on for better advertising and promotion .

Every 6 months all representatives should be invited for a zoom meeting with the Board, to hear about their work, ideas, wishes and to let them know about new countries, rules or what WAWE is doing, after what, new ideas can be collected.

This program for WAWE was greatly accepted by all countries represented.

This is a big progressive step for WAWE and I am very pleased Australia will now have a regular voice in WAWE.

Andrew Mulligan
ANWE Chair
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Firstly, Apologies for the long post. However some great reading on the progress of WAWE.

ANWE is excited to advise that on Friday morning, 2am our Chair attended the WAWE General Assembly. 

We pleased to provide the following from the meeting.

GLOBAL NEW GUIDELINES After 20 years of WAWE in which the WE has grown and become known throughout the World, we should take a step forward and make our directive structure more all-encompassing by giving voice and responsibility and a greater number of people. 
 
This way we intend to extend the WAWE Board of Directors, which will be composed of seven elements. 
 
WAWE have decided to divide the management into seven áreas:
 
1 - Institutional Relations, and official disclosure of the WE 
2 - Judges 
3 - Economic Department 
4 – Development of WE for Youth 
5 – International Sporting Events 
6 - Communication 
7 - WAWE American Continent Relationship We propose to remain focused on the development of Working Equitation throughout the world by trying to get more countries to stick to WAWE and our sport. Continue the dialogue with FEI to try to get WAWE recognized as the international guardianship of Working Equitation. 

There should be greater communication between the international entities responsible for WE in the different countries so that by the end of each year the Calendar of international tests for the following year is published. 

National competitions should also be communicated for general knowledge and each country should send WAWE an annual activities report Create a Working Equitation World ranking of horses and riders, with prizes to be awarded at the end of each year.

JUDGES Maintain and boost the organization of Formation Courses for New International Judges Organize Recycling Courses for International Judges Organize Training Courses for Track Commissioners, adapting to FEI standards Countries wishing to organize Training Courses for their judges, should give WAWE knowledge of these initiatives, to which the international judges will be invited.

 Continue the recent policy of giving an ever greater explanation of how to execute and judge the different exercises of WE tests (Dressage, Maneability, Speed and Cow ) Propose an amendment to the Regulation so that judges can continue to judge until the age of 70 (instead of the current 65) Sporting Events. 

The pandemic situation of years 2020 and 2021 have done nothing but prove the engagement of all of our nations in keeping our sport events very much alive. 

Creating an International Competition made out of several stages hosted in different locations (countries) around the globe, that may enable a couple of riders per nation to accumulate points and in this way, play for victory under the flag of their nation.

 Also create competitions on different continents of such a project would rely on what has been done in the past with events such as the Haras Cup in the USA or the World cup once organized in Brazil.

Creation of a division of category of tests (e.g. international tests of *, ** and ***) as it is done in other equestrian disciplines, making the distribution of the competitions categories according to the compliance of parameters established in different areas (Conditions of Proof, Prize Money, floors, quality of obstacles, etc.)
 
In the international competitions we propose the creation of three reports (that must be completed, by the delegate, president of the jury and representative of the riders) and that can help in defining the level of the competitions in the future.
 
WAWE-American Continent Relationship The General objective is to expand and to consolidate Working Equitation in the America’s bearing in mind the sanitary barriers and international travel costs.

Although in America there are countries with high horse population the strategy have two segments: 

Group 1 – Countries with no active WE – implement the discipline with strategic alliances that will help the sport to grow 

Group 2 – Countries with active WE – organizing: - Challenge of America´s (like in Dressage) (2-3 judges travelling for the American Countries with the same rules tests and courses International competitions with borrowed horses - Develop WE in countries that started already but needs to have a refresh (Mexico and Brasil).

Have a minimum of 1 International Competition in America Create an American Board Group inside WAWE and with the America’s Countries to work together as a team in the growth of the discipline in America. 

Development of WE for Youth WAWE Campus in different countries during summer holidays for Juniors and Young Riders with trainers approved by WAWE. 

Development of a WAWE Cup for Juniors/YR along the year with a final at the end of every year. 

Creation of a virtual campus with virtual lessons with different judges, riders and trainers to teach Juniors and Young Riders the main aspects of the discipline (creation of video tutorials and videoconferences). 

Economic Department as has already been approved in previous GAs we intend to set in motion the payment of each country an annual fee to WAWE so that we can have a working fund, in order to meet any expenses, which may be necessary for the development of the discipline 
 
Communication: There should be a dynamic communication on the site and Facebook - we also need a new homepage with nice videos, pictures and everything. 

The calendar of international competitions must be posted on the website and also the national competitions of each country.

The list of judges should have also all their contacts, at least mail addresses at the WAWE homepage. It is important especially for new organizers, can get in contact directly with the judges.

The list of representatives should be added to homepage too. WAWE Facebook page should also be filled with international competitions calendars, results and so on for better advertising and promotion .

Every 6 months all representatives should be invited for a zoom meeting with the Board, to hear about their work, ideas, wishes and to let them know about new countries, rules or what WAWE is doing, after what, new ideas can be collected.

This program for WAWE was greatly accepted by all countries represented. 

This is a big progressive step for WAWE and I am very pleased Australia will now have a regular voice in WAWE.

Andrew Mulligan
ANWE Chair

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This is fantastic news! Thank you for keeping us advised Andrew Mulligan.

Good morning all, Some exciting news over the weekend!

The ANWE rulebook 2022 Version has been published for implementation 1st January 2023.

This rule book review has been completed to remove some ambiguity around some of our rules and provide some clarity.

The other main purpose of the rule book review was to bring the ANWE rule book back to one document, one rulebook.

This was a popular piece of feedback from our rider survey back in 2021.

Levels have been consolidated to simplify and to make for an easy transition for Horse and Rider combinations. Moving between levels has been removed to encourage progression through training and competition.

We have also asked the ANWE Technical Sub Committee to continue to align our rulebook to WAWE while considering changes.

For future changes to the rulebook submissions will be called for in 2023 for the 2024 rule book release.

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