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December Newsletter
Happy Holidays and Happy New COMPETITION year!

The 2018 competition year has begun and so, the points are already accruing!
Remember that if you are competing and would like your points to count for year end high point awards, you must purchase or renew your membership prior to the end of the competition you wish to earn points at.
For our Group Member Organizations, if you wish for your non-individual members to compete without paying a non member fee, you must renew your GM membership.
If you are a Confederation licensed judge or technical delegate you must also maintain your active individual membership.
The time to renew is now!
Renew Here

The 2018 Rulebook is Online

The US National WE Rules Committee has finished the review of the rules/tests for 2018. The committee consists of members from WE United, USFWE, WEIAUSA and the Confederation.

These rules went into effect on 12/1/17 for the 2018 competition year. There is a summary of changes at the front of the rule book.

A big thank you to the Rules Committee for the hard work.

If you have questions regarding specific rules changes, the contact information for the rules committee members are listed in the rule book.

For general questions feel free to contact us at: 
information@confederationwe.us

You can find the new rules/tests here:

2018 Rulebook
REGLAMENTO DE EQUITACIÓN DE TRABAJO EN ESPAÑOL!!!
For all our Spanish speaking Working Equitation fans: we translated the Rules to Español!!!! 
You can find them under the following link:
https://www.confederationwe.us/rules
REGLAMENTO DE EQUITACIÓN DE TRABAJO EN ESPAÑOL
A big welcome to Megan Malan, our newest Regional Director!

We have a new Region Six Director!

Megan Malan is an Advanced PATH, Intl. instructor, and instructs both able-bodied and disabled horsemanship students. Her home base is her family's New Bethesda Farms, LLC, in the Finger Lakes Region of western New York State (Canandaigua, NY). Megan has trained with the South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA) and the South African National Equestrian Federation (SANEF). In 2006 Megan founded QUEST Horsemanship, a small riding school for clients with and without disabilities which incorporated and grew from 2 to 36 weekly horsemanship students, and which served hundreds of individuals yearly during her time directing the organization.
Megan pursues a higher level of understanding in Dressage, in Working Equitation, and in the theory of teaching. She holds a Bachelor's of Music in Music Theory from Furman University and is musically active in the community. She has two boys ages 8 & 10 who love Legos, chocolate chip cookies, and adventuring on their farm with their dogs, bikes and ponies. Her husband and father assist in managing the 23-acre farm in addition to their professional duties.
You can contact Megan at: Megan@confederationwe.us

Region Six (New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and District of Columbia: 
Contact: Open
Facebook Page
 
Deidra Keithley, our newest Bronze Medalist

Congratulations to our 2017 Lifetime Achievement medal winners!

 
Congratulations to Dori Johnson!  Dori earned scores in 2017 for her Pewter, Bronze and Silver Lifetime Achievement medals! This is an extraordinary accomplishment.
 
Congratulations to Deidra Keithly, who earned her Bronze Medal in 2017!

Being a team member means
abiding by the rules

The Confederation recently had to censure a judge, due to a social media violation.    
As a reminder, here is the Code of Ethics that our judges sign when they become part of the Confederation for Working Equitation.

Code of Ethics for Judges
We, the Judges, in carrying out our role of providing service to the Working Equitation community, recognize the need to do so in a professional manner, and to deal with the public and our colleagues with the highest degree of integrity. Therefore, we have set forth the following creed that shall govern our endeavors to fulfill our obligations:
• Adhere to the professional standards of the Confederation and work to further its goals and objectives.
• Ensure that the welfare of the horse is paramount and that every horse shall, at all times, be treated humanely and with dignity, respect, and compassion.
• Conduct all business affairs with integrity, sincerity, and accuracy in an open and forthright manner.
• Act with integrity in financial dealings with clients, other professionals, and the public.
• Handle our business and operations in a manner that promotes the image of working equitation.
• Instill confidence among clients and the public in the licensing body, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting it or membership in the licensing body.
 
It is also advisable that everyone involved in working equitation understand what constitutes a conflict of interest violation.  The Conflicts of Interest chapter of the rulebook can be found at: section 3.2, page 20 of the 2018 National Rulebook.


Calling all Volunteers!


These committees are actively seeking new members:
Marketing/Sponsorship 
Financial
Membership 
Youth/Amateur
The National Show

If you have some time to spare, please fill out the volunteer application and we'll match your skills up with the appropriate committee.

If you think you have the time and skills to help but need more information, contact us at information@confederationwe.us

 
Upcoming Events

The 2018 show/clinic schedule is gearing up for a big year. Get your events on the calendar now.  Make sure to have your horse(s) recorded to be included in year end awards. Horse recording is required on all horses participating in any Confederation Licensed show. It's a one-time fee of only $20.

If your events are not currently on the list please make sure to let us know.

Please check out our website calendar  to view details about the amazing events associated with the Confederation throughout the USA!

Hosted by Ashley Bowers - Arizona Working Equitation Club (AZWEC) at Cuadra San Benito, Peoria (AZ)

Manager: Ashley Bowers cuadrasanbenito@gmail.com

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Hosted by J6 Equestrian Center - Arizona Working Equitation Club (AZWEC)

Manager: Katherine Calkins wickedgoodsaddleclub@gmail.com

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Carousel Charity Horse Show WE Show (Licensed A Rated Show)

Friday, March 16, 2018
8:00am  6:00pm

Hosted by Arizona Working Equitation Club (AZWEC)
Manager: Amy Star arizonawec@gmail.com

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Working Equitation Oklahoma Spring Show (Licensed B Rate Show)
April 8, 2018
Manager: Alicia Little, WE OK

Working Equitation Oklahoma Summer Show (Licensed B Rate Show)
June 24, 2018
Working Equitation Oklahoma

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All dates and times are tentative, please check with show organizers
(organizer details found on our calendar). Please let us know if your group's event is not currently on our calendar.
 
All Licensed shows must have a confederation judge or obtain a guest pass for foreign judges prior to licensing.
 
We request that show applications are made 45 days prior to the show date.  For more information on shows and clinics, please go to our website.
At the Confederation, we are here to help.  Please feel free to contact us via our leadership contacts on our website, at Information@ConfederationWE.us or give our Executive Director, Tarrin Warren a call at: (512) 269-9270.  We are always happy to hear from our members!
Continued THANK YOU for the hard work of our current volunteers, Ernesto Photography, Megan Malan, and others for allowing the Confederation the use of their outstanding Working Equitation photos.

If you have some outstanding Working Equitation photos and would allow us to use them in future Marketing materials and social media, please forward them to Marketing@ConfederationWE.us
The Confederation for Working Equitation is a unified governing body for the development and further promotion of working equitation in the United States The “Confederation,” a Federal 501c3 nonprofit corporation, is the culmination of the merger process announced in early-2016 by the two founding U.S. working equitation organizations. The strengths of each organization, which include event organization, judging accreditation, individual memberships (WEIAUSA), group memberships (USFWE), horse recordings, high point and medals programs, youth programs, show sponsorship, among others, were considered in creating an alliance that will serve to better facilitate the needs of current and future members.
Copyright © 2017 Confederation For Working Equitation, All rights reserved.


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