About NEWE

The mission of New England Working Equitation (NEWE) is to promote Working Equitation by organizing clinics, demonstrations, and competitions throughout

New England and to educate the equestrian community of the benefits of the sport for training horses

and riders of all disciplines.


New England Working Equitation (NEWE) was co-founded in 2018 by Stephanie Hayes from Johnson, VT., a year after riding in her first Working Equitation clinic.   Seeing the immense benefits of the training for both horse and rider led her to set out on a mission to promote the sport in the New England region of the United States. Stephanie is a USAWE recognized WE Coach, has won Championships on the Regional and National levels and is a USAWE "L" judge candidate. She travels extensively teaching clinics throughout the Atlantic region, coaches  students, and competes on her own horses, as well as managing NEWE competitions and business.  

 NEWE is hopeful that by promoting this growing sport by organizing clinics, demonstrations, and educating the horse community of the definition and benefits of Working Equitation, that more riders and owners will be inspired to be involved in the sport. NEWE is an Affiliate Organization of the national governing organization.  USAWE.  www.usawe.org