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Working Equitation Canada News

December 2017 Contents

Presidents Message
2018 Membership
Nominations for Director Positions
Regional Reports
- BC
- Alberta
- Saskatchewan

Presidents Message

WECan happily reflects on a successful and eventful first year as an official organization. We have seen some great growth in working equitation within our Regions across Canada with numerous events being held and we have been able to extend congratulations to a number of Canadians on some phenomenal competition achievements both in Canada and the United States.

Our purpose as a Canadian Not-for-profit Organization is to promote the sport of Working Equitation throughout Canada with a focus on classical horsemanship and the use of horses for ranch work and functionality. We wish to adopt the sport into Canada and respect the traditional values and rules that Working Equitation was founded on by the four pioneering countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain and France. The vision is to see Canadians inspired to achieve personal excellence and embrace lifelong participation in the sport of working equitation with some pursuing it to an International level.

As we eagerly look forward to the upcoming 2018 year and work on plans to continue growing the sport through increased opportunities for education, demonstrations, competitions, clinics etc we would like to take a moment to reach out to you, our esteemed WECan members, to join us in promoting this remarkable sport in Canada and continue striving for the high standards of horsemanship and sportsmanship that it represents.


2018 Membership forms are now available for those wishing to renew and for those wishing to become new members that we eagerly await meeting. Memberships are valid from January 1st – December 31st of each calendar year.

The 2018 membership form is HERE.

Details can also be found on our website or you may contact WECan's Secretary Lynne Jupp at

Your support through membership ensures we are able to continue offering working equitation related opportunities throughout Canada and continue growing this sport while maintaining the tradition and quality of it.

We are continuing to grow our WECan Association team and are currently looking to fill vacancies for Board of Director positions in the following regions:

British Columbia – 1 position available

Manitoba – 1 position available

Ontario – 1 position available

Atlantic Canada – 2 positions available

Northern Territories – 2 positions available

Nomination forms have been released and can be found HERE.

If you know of a dedicated individual within your Region that you think would represent your region well and be an asset to the WECan team please fill out the nomination form and submit it to the nomination committee as directed on the form.

Deadline for submission of nominations is December 15, 2017.

With more people joining our team we can ensure that we represent our members needs within their Regions and Canadians as a whole to our best ability. If you have questions about the duties and responsibilities of being on the Board you may direct them to WECan President Kim Jungman at

We are also asking members for their help in filling some volunteer positions on advertisement, sponsorship and membership benefits committees. If you have interest in helping us on one of these committees please contact WECan President Kim Jungman.

Kim Jungman

Regional Reports

Working Equitation BC

It was a great first year for the BC region. Clinics were held in Creston with Julie Alonzo teaching and Trish Hyatt judging and Trish also held clinics in Chase, Quesnel, Port McNeill and Metchosin.

Ladysmith area had quite a few clinics and also held a 3 show series through the summer with Intro and Novice A riders and 12-15 riders per show. 2 shows were also held in Duncan also with 15 entries each.
Winter is not slowing us down on Vancouver Island as a winter clinic series is being well attended by people looking to advance their horses for next years shows.

One rider from BC showed on the Bronze Medal team in Oregon and won her division as well, yup that was me.  I am the flag bearer in the picture from the Alberta report below.

Clinics are already filling up around the province as the sport continues to grow in popularity.
People in various areas are starting to talk about forming chapters so we can get organized to hold shows.
I look forward to meeting you at a clinic, show or other working equitation event in 2018

Trish Hyatt
BC Regional Director

Working Equitation Alberta

Our WECan inaugural year was a busy one in Alberta. Riders had the opportunity to ride in any of 4 schooling shows as well as a ‘B’ rated Working Equitation show. All these events were well attended by riders and spectators, giving us encouragement that the sport is alive and ready to grow here.

Alberta riders shone away from home too. Three AB riders were part of a 4 rider Canadian Team in Oregon in September placing 3rd out of 7 in Team results as well as big wins in the classes.
Lisa Green, Kendra Martland, Tanya Larsen. The 4th rider is Trish Hyatt from BC.
October had three other riders travel to Texas to compete at Haras Cup. Jill Barron, Jacquie McArthur, and Shannon Jaycock. AGAIN, terrific results; all placing well and/or winning classes.

2018 promises even more fun and excitement. Clinics are being organized by various groups wanting to learn more or to hone their WE skills. We are planning for at least 3 rated shows around the Region this summer/fall as well as schooling shows to encourage new riders and horses.

Watch Working Equitation Alberta Facebook page or the WECan website for dates! We hope to have the calendar done soon. If you are planning events, please let us know so we can add your event and try not to double book weekends. If you need help organizing clinics or shows, let us know; your WECan Board is here to help.

Looking forward to a busy and fun 2018.

Lynne Jupp & Jill Barron

Alberta Regional Directors

Working Equitation Saskatchewan - 2017 in Review

WESask is happy to announce a successful first year with a number of clinics and informational opportunities available throughout the province. WECan Saskatchewan Regional directors Dana Nordin and Kim Jungman have been working hard to create working equitation opportunities in different areas of the province and to draw up interest in the sport.


We had multiple weekend clinics and introductory fun days taught by Kim Jungman in Meadow Lake, Saskatoon and Carlisle areas with great turnout and lots of interest in continuing to pursue the sport. We introduced WECan at the Equine Expo in Saskatoon and strive to become even more active in the Equine Expo in the future. We had Deeanna Lyke, Dana Nordin and Kim Jungman compete at the WECan sanctioned “B” rated show in Red Deer, AB with some great results in Novice A and Introductory levels.


We eagerly look forward to offering even more opportunities in 2018 encouraging you to join us and wish you all a wonderful Holiday season.

Dana Nordin and Kim Jungman
Saskatchewan Regional directors

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