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The 2023 Virtual Schooling Series is closed until
January 2024. 
Thank you everyone for submitting your videos! 

New England Working Equitation (NEWE) and Virtual Judge Stephanie Hayes will be offering three monthly virtual schooling sessions during winter of 2023.  We want to help you along your journey of this fun and growing sport by giving you the opportunity to ride the new 2023 USAWE dressage tests and three different  EOH courses. This year the EOH courses will consist of approximately six obstacles to make setting up a course in small areas much easier. Each month new obstacles will be used.  Riders will be emailed their scores, detailed feedback, training tips and exercises to improve scores and their WE training.  No prior competition experience is required to participate. First time WE riders are encouraged to participate! 


Please read the instructions carefully to register and submit your dressage test and/or EOH course video each month. 

Registration for the January begins January 1. Videos will be accepted until January 31. 


Registration for February begins February 1. Videos will be accepted until February 28.


Registration for March begins March 1. Videos will be accepted until March 31. 

Entry Fee: $30 per dressage test. $30 per Ease of Handling course.

  • When you make your payment and email your registration info (YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, HORSES NAME, MONTH, AND LEVEL) you will receive an invitation to join the Private FB page "NEWE Virtual Schooling Series". This is where the virtual course walk will be posted giving you info on the course and the obstacles. If you are not on FB the course map will be emailed to you. 

  • Please email registration info to: 

How to Submit your Test/Course 

Download your video to YouTube. Send the link(s) to  along with 



USE PAYPAL TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION: $30 per dressage test.  $30 per EOH.

Paypal address is 


If you don’t use paypal send a check to:

New England Working Equitation, PO Box 22, Johnson, VT 05656 with the following information: 







At the beginning of your video you MUST clearly state:

Your name, horses name, Level, and what month you are participating in. 


Please come close to the camera for at least 5 seconds prior to the bell ringing to indicate start of the dressage test/EOH course with this information. Riders should salute the judge/camera at the beginning and end of the Ease of Handling course as well as the dressage test as it is written in the test.  


Videos of tests and courses must be unedited from start to finish.  They must be one continuous recording starting with your introduction. 


The dressage test must be video’d from C.


The EOH should be filmed from the middle of the arena with the videographer zooming or walking  to the far end of the arena. The dressage tests may be called for Intro Level only.  The caller should be and it is preferred to be positioned at B or E, but will be allowed to call from C or A if space is an issue in indoor arenas. The EOH course can be called at Intro level only. The caller is to be positioned at the side of the arena. 

Coaching during the test or course is not allowed.

Disclaimer: Judging from a video has some drawbacks. It is difficult to see riders and horses due to certain angles, lighting, obstruction of views, etc. The judge can only judge what they can see. The quality of your videos may affect your score if the judge cannot see you or if there is excessive movement of the camera so please keep this in mind as you review your scores.  Please have your EOH videographer follow you a bit so the judge can see you at the far end of the arena. 



PLEASE check your video before you get off of your horse!!!!  If the video is of poor quality, too dark, too unsteady, please re-do it. 



For questions about registration contact or call 802-730-5400. 


For questions directly regarding the tests or EOH course it is preferred to ask your questions via the Private Facebook page “NEWE Virtual Schooling Series” that you will be invited to join when you register.  If you are not on Facebook please email Please no texts or private Facebook messages.  


You will get a photo of your test/score sheet emailed to you along with details about your ride from the judge (in addition to the notes on the test/score sheet). Generally, the turn around time to receive your results are within two days. Please be patient if it is longer but rarely would it be longer than one week. It depends on the number of participants for the month. 


We hope that you find this virtual series a helpful way to support you on your WE journey! 



FREE TO NEWE MEMBERS, others by donation. 

Topics and times to be announced soon! (new 2023 rules, dressage tests, scoring, judging, etc., are some suggested topics).


December 7, USAWE 2023 Intro Level Dressage test review and discussion with "S" Judge Polly Limond. 

Email us for the recorded link.  

January 5, USAWE 2023 Level 2 and Level 3 Dressage test review and discussion with "S" Judge Doreen Atkinson. 

All 2023 NEWE members will automatically receive the link. Join or renew to join us!

Later in January (date to be determine) USAWE 2023 Level 4 and Level 5 Dressage test review with "S" Judge Polly Limond. All 2023 NEWE members will automatically receive the link. Join or renew to join us!

Virtual judge Stephanie Hayes BIO:

Stephanie Hayes has been a professional in the horse industry for over three decades as a natural horsemanship clinician, trainer, instructor, and competitor of various disciplines. In 2017 she attended her first Working Equitation clinic and was inspired to incorporate the benefits of Working Equitation into her teaching and training programs. Stephanie conducts WE clinics throughout the U.S., is the President and co-founder of New England Working Equitation, Inc., is a USAWE Recognized Coach, a USAWE "L" judge and serves on the USAWE Executive Committee. Stephanie was a WE presenter at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts in 2021 and Ohio in 2022 . She has won National and Regional Championships on several horses at Level 1 through 4, and coached her junior rider to National Championship honors. Stephanie lives with her husband Tim Hayes at their farm, The Center for America's First Horse in Johnson, Vermont where she trains and promotes rare Spanish Barbs. 


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