Trail, Working, and Pleasure Riding skills



Working Equitation Skills and Exercises

What is Working Equitation in the USA?

We are really excited about this "new" sport in the USA.  Working Equitation tests the skills necessary for working from horseback at ranches and farms, and consists of four phases:

  • Dressage (communicating with your horse)
  • Navigating obstacles (untimed)
  • Navigating obstacles at speed (timed)
  • Working cattle

Each phase can be performed separately and optionally.  For example, some riders will only compete on the Dressage phase.  Other riders will skip the obstacles at speed phase.

For more information, please check the Confederation for Working Equitation website.