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Welcome to the Eastern Zone Championship
September 21-24, 2023
Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena, Dillsburg, PA

Hosted by New England Working Equitation 

For more information contact Show Committee Chair Stephanie Hayes 



September 21-24, 2023

Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena, Dillsburg, PA



Held in conjunction with EZC show, NEWE Diamond 7  USAWE “A” rated show (qualifying scores not required.) 

Entry priority goes to EZC qualified riders.


Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena has over 200 large, matted stalls, wash stalls, 110’ x 220’ indoor arena with bleacher seating, and four full sized outdoor arenas available. 50 RV hookups, PA system, show office, arena drags for custom footing, and quality outdoor footing. Full menu kitchen with seating with heat/AC, bathrooms, showers. The facility has its own herd of cattle on site suitable for a Cattle Trial.


Located in south central Pennsylvania, the location is directly in the middle of the states that make up Region 6 and 7, offering a fair distance to all competitors. The town of Dillsburg offers numerous restaurants of all types, multiple national chain hotels from .5 to 15 miles away. The closest airport is in Harrisburg, PA, approximately 35 miles away. 


Judges: “S” Doreen Atkinson, “S” Rebecca Algar

TD: Jeanne Bond

Paddock Steward: Janet Tenney

Show Organizer: Stephanie Hayes

Show Manager: Amie Perryman

Show Secretary: Deb Quillinan

Show Committee: Holly Linz, Barb Sullivan, Karen Miller, Adair Soho


Open to Levels 1-7, Youth, Amateur, Open


To compete in a Zone Championship, Horse/Rider pair must have earned an average of 58% or higher combined Dressage and EOH score, without disqualifying in Speed (Novice A and above) at at least two USAWE licensed competitions, at least one of which must have been earned in the 2023 competition season. Qualifying scores must have been earned at the level being entered. There are no qualification requirements to compete in the Rated Show.


  • Entries open July 1, 2023. Qualifying period ends August 31, 2023, entries close September 1, 2023. 

  • Official Prize list coming soon. 

  • Entry, stabling fees TBA.

  • Tack stalls will be available at full stall rate.


Tentative Schedule: 

September 21, Vet Inspection  2:00 pm- 6:00 p.m.

September 22, Dressage all levels, Intro Ease of Handling

September 23, EOH Intro through Level 7

September 24, Speed and Cattle Trial, Awards Ceremony (must be in attire with horse).


Tentative Activities:

Thursday September 21- Competitors briefing and dinner party

Friday September 22- Barn Crawl Party 

Saturday September 23- Evening entertainment (karaoke, dance, youth activities, games, etc.)

Sunday September 24- Awards Ceremony. All Champion and Reserve Champion, High Point, Special Awards in show attire with horse.



Prize money may be awarded if sufficient sponsorship.

All divisions and trials will be awarded 1st-6th place ribbons.

All divisions and levels will be awarded Champion and Reserve Champion sashes and prizes, lower placements to receive ribbons.

High Point Dressage, High Point Ease of Handling. 

Special Youth awards to be determined.

Swag bags for competitors 

Volunteers gifts

Alece Ellis Spirit Award- Perpetual award to be presented.



Health requirements: Coggins dated within one year, health certificates dated within 30 days for those traveling from out of state. 




Refund minus office fee before closing date. 

Refunds WILL be issued after closing date ONLY for stabling, RV hookups, and tack stalls.  Entry fees and office fees will not be refunded. 

In the event the show is canceled due to pandemic, equine disease outbreak or other acts of nature, full refunds minus office fees.



Sponsorship packets will soon be made available to individuals, businesses and groups who would like the opportunity to support this prestigious and important show. 

Contact Stephanie Hayes at for Sponsorship information. 

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