Working Equitation is a versatile sport open to working horses of all breeds and traditions. WE United’s Breed Performance Awards are offered in order to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in Working Equitation. These awards are presented once per year at the end of the competition season to horses declared for a participating breed organization by WE United and the participating organization.
Horses’ annual competition points reported to the WE United Annual Leaderboard will be used to determine the winner of the year-end Breed Performance Awards. Horses must be registered with WE United and the participating breed organization in order to be eligible for a year-end Breed Performance Award.
You can see a complete list of recorded horses here, including their breed and ownership information.
Each breed organization provides the award, and in return receives promotion on our website, Facebook page, and monthly newsletters throughout the year.
If your breed organization is interested in offering a Breed Performance Award with WE United, please email WorkingEquitationUnited@gmail.com. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight the performance accomplishments of horses registered with your organization!
We would like to thank the following Breed Organizations and Members for their sponsorship:
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION
With 44 AQHA registered horses recorded with WE United (as of August 22, 2016), the Quarter Horse is one of the most popular breeds currently participating in Working Equitation in the United States. AQHA-registered geldings are currently #1 and #2 in National Standings at the Novice level.
AMERICAN PAINT HORSE ASSOCIATION
Paint horses are making a splash in Working Equitation! An APHA-registered gelding is currently 10th in the nation at the Introductory level.
AMERICAN MORGAN HORSE ASSOCIATION
AMERICAN HAFLINGER REGISTRY
The American Haflinger Registry currently has six horses registered with WE United (as of August 22, 2016). The 2015 US Intermediate Level National Champion in WE is a Haflinger.
FRIESIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
The Friesian Horse Association of North America has donated a gorgeous neck sash to recognize the high-scoring horse registered with FHANA competing in Working Equitation. A horse registered with FHANA is currently second in the nation at the Introductory Level.
INTERNATIONAL ANDALUSIAN & LUSITANO ASSOCIATION
With 42 IALHA-registered horses recorded with WE United (as of August 22, 2016), Iberian horses are definitely strong contenders in the sport. The 2015 Advanced Level National Champion in WE is a Half-Lusitano / Half Quarter Horse registered with the IALHA.
UNITED STATES LIPIZZAN FEDERATION
In addition to their eligibility to receive recognition through WE United, USLF-registered horses competing in Working Equitation are eligible for awards through the USLF Lipizzan Laurels Awards Program. The requirements for Lipizzan Laurels can be found on the USLF website.