NOVAWE IS A MEMBER ORGANIZATION WITH A MISSION TO PROMOTE WORKING EQUITATION IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
At the end of 2018, I (Elizabeth “Biddie” Lowry) started a Facebook community to help grow interest in the sport of Working Equitation in Northern Virginia and the surrounding area. What started as my desire to help share information about this amazing sport among my friends, has grown to a 880 plus strong community of Facebook friends. Over the last three years I have worked with others and have coordinated and produced numerous clinics, play days and schooling shows in and around Northern Virginia. We have all learned so much, improved our Working Equitation (WE) skills, and had incredible amounts of fun in the process.
This is only the beginning. My behind the scenes partner Diane Hutchinson and I joined with Laura Guillaudeu to formalize the NOVAWE organization into a member organization in August of 2019. Nancy Wilochka joined as a board member in 2021. Sarah Drew and Stephanie Jennings joined as board members in November of 2021. In 2022, Sarah resigned and moved to Florida. Melissa Smith joined the board in June of 2022.
Our member community is friendly and growing. We offer clinics, fix-it-tests, and schooling shows and can help you get started to organize your own WE playdays or events. You and your horse will have a blast.
Check out our Calendar of Events to learn what’s coming soon.
If you or your barn want to give it a try, contact us at [email protected] We love to help you get a WE introduction.
NOVAWE is a Affiliate Organization (AO) of USA Working Equitation (USAWE) our national working equitation organization. We hope you will consider also supporting and joining USAWE.
Like us on Facebook: Northern Virginia Working Equitation — there we post information to help with correct riding of Working Equitation, and all sort of useful horse and horsemanship related information, news and events.
NOVAWE Board Members:
Biddie Lowry, President
Laura Guillaudeu, Vice President
Nancy Wilochka, Secretary
Biddie, Laura, and Diane
Founding Board Members