Working Equitation is a fairly new equestrian event that I have had the opportunity to watch first hand. It is something that I personally want to get in to with my horse and when I talk about it, most other equestrians haven’t heard of it. If you are interested in knowing more about Working Equitation check out this article from dressage today.com
Say “equitation,” and many riders think of a hunter-jumper flat or dressage-seat class, but far too few are aware of the exciting equine sport of working equitation (WE). For an individual horse and rider, this three-phased competition begins with the Dressage Phase—a test of classic dressage skills and movements, then continues to Ease of Handling Phase, which demonstrates their partnership by navigating an obstacle course, and finally, the Speed Phase, which measures their gusto by redoing part of the course at speed. Like dressage, there are many levels from Introductory through Advanced. Although WE has long been an international competition, it is a young, wide-open sport in the United States.