The Cavago Working Equitation Show is dedicated to showcasing and promoting some of the most-skilled riders in Western Canada. Working Equitation is a discipline that melds the grace and beauty of dressage, the precision of a trail class and the skill set of a working ranch horse, which was founded to showcase the equitation techniques developed in countries that have horses as partners on a ranch. This year, from 16-18 July 2021, Cavago is hosting a 3-day event dedicated to this sport, which not only provides a platform for Working Equitation riders to display their skills, it is also an event that celebrates the long-lasting partnership between horses and humans. Registration opens 1 May 2021!
Two very well-renowned and established individuals in the Working Equitation scene will be judging the show. Rebecca Algar and Polly Limond are no strangers to anyone who is part of the Working Equitation community, and they will be spearheading the provision of feedback, scoring and judging at the show. Rebecca Algar is an ‘S’ judge with USAWE and has won a Gold Medal in the Working Equitation Championships with a horse that was homebred and schooled by her independently. Currently, Rebecca has judged or been technical delegate at numerous prestigious Working Equitation Shows in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Maybe you’re an experienced rider looking to introduce your new horse to the competition scene, or perhaps you’re just starting out at shows and you’re looking for a fun show to begin your competition career, this is an event perfect for you. Ranging from Introductory to Advanced classes, this show will offer an opportunity for all riders to gain exposure and confidence in the show arena.
Find the test sheets here: https://www.equestrian.org.au/Dressage-rules
There will be schooling rounds offered a day before the show, on 15 July 2021. Each horse will be privy to a 10 minutes session, and you can even request for your schooling round to be taking place with another rider. This will be a great opportunity for you to familiarise yourself and your horse with the show grounds, as a new environment can be daunting.
Cochrane AB, Canada