NOVAWE is planning some new events for this fall! There will be a member meeting in September with a guest speaker, a clinic in October with a new format, and our last schooling show in November!

 Please put these dates on your calendar! 
  • Sept 27 - NOVAWE Member Meeting via Google Meet, 7 pm
  • Oct 23 - NOVAWE Movin' On Up Novice Clinic and EOH Show
  • Nov 6 - NOVAWE Schooling Show #3
NOVAWE Virtual Member Meeting

September 27, 2021 at 7 pm

7:00 p.m. - Welcome from your NOVAWE Board, and introduction of our Guest Speaker, Susan Watkins
7:05 - 7:25 p.m.: Susan Watkins
7:25 - 7:45 p.m.: Q&A's 
7:45 - 8 p.m.: NOVAWE Member Survey results, look ahead to 2022
8:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Thank you for attending! 

Click on link to sign up to attend and to submit a question to Susan Watkins:
Susan Watkins has graciously agreed to be our speaker at the virtual member meeting followed by a question/answer period.

Susan Watkins is a lifelong professional horsewoman, well recognized in the Working Equitation world. Additionally, she has trained and competed in most equine disciplines from Hunters to Ranch Roping. Susan Watkins discovered Working Equitation (WE) in 2010 when it was just becoming known in the U.S. She is a USAWE Licensed “R” Judge and Technical Delegate. She has trained numerous horses for herself and clients including two BLM mustangs that earned National Championships. She has held a variety of Board of Director positions and is a WE trainer, clinician, and avid competitor.

Susan says “Because of the diversity of training needed, this is the perfect sport for horse and rider. Working Equitation requires consistent, thoughtful training to create the unity and confidence needed to do the sport correctly.” Susan teaches WE at her facility in Riverside, CA and travels regularly as a clinician and USAWE Licensed Judge. She served as the judge for the July ERAHC Rated Show in New Jersey. She is committed to promoting good horsemanship and the sport of Working Equitation.

NOVAWE Movin' On Up Novice Clinic and EOH Show

Open to any Intro rider ready to try out the Novice level, or a current Novice Rider wanting to improve their current level, or move up a level. Our two clinicians will be Stephanie Jennings and Allison Reed!

Two levels offered: Novice A (L2) and Novice B (L3).
Prerequisites: You need to have negotiated a WE course either at a competition (At L1 - L3) or attended a Course Practice Day and are comfortable cantering in the ring.
Event Date: 10-23-21
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Frying Pan Farm Park, upper ring
2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA 20171

Opening Day for NOVAWE Members: 9-1-21
Opening Day to public: 9-7-21
Event Secretary: Biddie Lowry,
Details: This will be a unique opportunity to participate in an all-day clinic and an EOH Show -  you'll get a lot of individual instruction and receive answers to your questions.  Several of the obstacles introduced in Level 2 will be included. There will be two groups of four riders, with each group assigned to one clinician. The two groups will ride at the same time, but in different parts of the expansive outdoor arena.

Your clinic fee of $130 includes:
* 2 hours of obstacle instruction with a clinician on a full competition course
* 45 minutes of a Guided Course Walk - receive guidance on navigation, course lines, and strategies from your clinician
* 45 minutes - during lunch, we'll have an open discussion with both clinicians along with a USAWE Provisional Technical Delegate
* EOH Trial - Each rider will navigate the course and be scored by the judge. You will receive a score sheet, a final score, and a ribbon.

Auditors are welcome!
Registration is through
Ready to try a show?

NOVAWE Schooling WE Show #3

Event Date: 11-6-21

Frying Pan Farm Park, Indoor ring
2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA 20171

Opening Day for NOVAWE Members: 9-6-21
Opening Day to public: 9-13-21
Event Secretary: Biddie Lowry,

All Dressage and EOH scores from NOVAWE Members will go towards NOVAWE Year End Awards.

Judge: Kimberley Hillyer (PA)

Divisions Offered:
Level 1 - Intro: Dressage and EOH                      $65
Level 2 - Novice A: Dressage, EOH, and Speed  $85
Level 3 - Novice B: Dressage, EOH, and Speed  $85

Stabling is available for Friday and Saturday or for just Saturday. Registration is through

To take advantage of the advance registration benefit afforded NOVAWE members, you will need a passcode word for Striderpro!

Follow these instructions: 

1) Go to
2) In the upper right-hand corner of the home page you will see a blue button that says *NOVAWE Member Advance Event Registration.
3) Click on that button. Enter the password: WE-harmony to access the advance registration page.
4) For each event listed in the table, you are provided a passcode to use when the event opens on Striderpro. You can also click on "Register Here" to go directly to that event in Striderpro. BUT, the event will remain closed until opening day.
     a) Oct 23 Novice Clinic/EOH Show opens Sept 1
     b) Nov 6 Schooling Show opens Sept 6
5.) Once the event is open to the public about a week later, a passcode will no longer be necessary.

Because of our volunteers, NOVAWE is able organize clinics and shows for our members. Thank you so much for helping make these events possible!  Volunteers will be needed for the NOVAWE Movin' On Up Clinic and the NOVAWE Schooling Show #3, both at Frying Pan Farm Park. NOVAWE's Volunteer Coordinator, Mills Smith, will be sending out an email asking for volunteers. Please consider helping out! If you know now that you are available to help out, please send Melissa an email at:
In search of two important volunteer jobs:
1. Assistant Event Secretary: (your time in October but not at the clinic/show)
Someone to help Biddie Lowry process the entries to the Movin' On Up Novice Clinic and prepare the score sheets and other record keeping items for the EOH show.

2. Scorer at the Nov 6th Schooling Show at Frying Pan:
Someone who is comfortable with the computer and is willing to be the Scorer at the November Schooling Show. Scoring is so much easier with the GIRA software program. You just click on a number to record the score for each movement of a test and GIRA determines the final score. You don't have to use a calculator as the software does that for you. The software applies the tie breakers as well. Biddie Lowry will train you how to use the system.

If you are interested in helping out NOVAWE in either of these two positions, please email Biddie Lowry:
Thank you!
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