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R5 WE Camp & Shows

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 12 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Join us this spring for two days of intensive learning, followed by two one-day WE shows (which you can participate in as either a schooling ride to extend your learning from Camp or as a competitor, to earn awards and points toward USAWE year-end and lifetime awards).

No prior Working Equitation experience necessary!

Our primary goal in offering this event is to continue to grow the supportive and fun working equitation community in Region 5.

We are hoping to welcome our “old faithful” crew of regular participants AND draw in at least ten people who haven’t yet participated in our WE events at Fox Valley Saddle Association.

If you have ever thought about giving Working Equitation a try, but were not sure how to get started, THIS is your opportunity!

If you’re an “old faithful” who is looking forward to shaking off the cobwebs after a winter of less intensive involvement, THIS is your opportunity!

The competitions will be licensed by USA Working Equitation and will be part of the 2024 Great Lakes Area Buckle Series!

Draft Schedule
Wednesday — Move in (ideally between 4:30 and 6 pm). 6:00 pm – Help set up obstacles in the indoor arena in preparation for Thursday.
Thursday – Small group obstacle lessons throughout the morning; Obstacle schooling in the afternoon; early evening lecture with video on judge expectations (with pizza!)
Friday – Small group obstacle lessons throughout the morning; A focus on WE dressage in the afternoon.
Saturday – Show #1
Sunday – Show #2

Cost for Camp + Show(s)
$650 for the camp AND both days of showing (includes stabling Wednesday 4:30 PM – Sunday end of show)

Cost for Only Camp
$400 for the camp alone (includes stabling Wednesday 4:30 PM – Friday 5 pm)

Cost for Only Show(s)
$300 to participate in one day of showing without the camp (includes stabling the night prior to your show and the day of your show)
$400 to participate in both days of showing (includes stabling from Friday 5 pm – Sunday end of show)

Tack Stall

Just-for-fun Leadline modified Ease of Handling during show(s) (great for young riders and/or young horses!): $10

Recruit a person who has never participated in a FVSA WE Show before, and EACH of you will receive $100 discount for this event. Note – both of you should request the discount when you sign up. The discount will be given, in cash, at the event (in case of last-minute cancellations).

Camping spots with electrical hookups are available on site for an additional charge of $30/day, and there is plenty of room for “dry camping” without electricity.

To compete, riders must be current members of USAWE, and all horses must be recorded with USAWE. If you are participating for schooling only, this requirement is waived.

Judge: Sarah Pinney, r, California


Full refunds if you are unable to attend due to a true medical emergency (COVID exposure, sickness, medically unsound to ride). Otherwise, entry fees (less $50 processing fee) can be applied to another FVSA competition hosted by Working Equitation Oregon.



May 9 @ 8:00 am EDT
May 12 @ 7:00 pm EDT
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Fox Valley Saddle Association
44W300 Rohrsen Rd
Hampshire, IL 60140 United States
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(847) 464-4355
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