Welcome to WPEA

The purpose of the WPEA is to promote the sport of eventing within Western PA through fostering education, collaboration, and unity in our service area. While focus is on mentoring our 18 and under youths, the same opportunities for young adult, adult amateur and vintage riders are available. The wisdom of experience from our adult riders will create the positive partnership and mentorship opportunities we seek to create while adding to the sustainability and longevity of eventing in our area.

Current Events and Activities

WPEA Sanctioned Events and Other Area Shows - Check out our EVENTS PAGE at the blue link above!!

  • WPEA Sanctioned Shows - Members Earn Points towards Year End Awards!!

  • LEGS points awarded to Members attending any clinic (ride or audit) or educational event!! 

The next WPEA XC Schooling Date is August 6th - registration is OPEN!!

 

Save the date for the Annual WPEA CROSS DERBY September 25th!! A competitive and fun event where riders navigate a hybrid course of stadium jumps and cross country jumps together!! Don't miss it!! (registration will be posted soon)

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Membership Benefits

  • Discounted rates to all WPEA events, schooling, and clinics

  • Accrual of 'Legs' points through the year & 'Legs Jr.' (age 10-18) with opportunity to win year end awards

  • Direct engagement and opportunity to help promote the sustainability of eventing in Western PA

  • Attendance at open board meetings

  • Member only access to our leased land to school the xc jumps or go on a trail ride

  • Expanding your community of eventing enthusiasts

Click the membership link above to join or renew today!

Sanctioning Your Event

  • Sanction ANY event - Mini Trials, Dresssage, Stadium Jumping and/or Hunter Show, Combined Tests

  • Demonstrates growth of collaboration among local farms hosting shows

  • Demonstrates support of WPEA's mission for long term sustainability for eventing in Western PA

  • Expands reach for the hosting venue for marketing and putting word out if volunteers are needed

  • Reassures riders that a neutral 3rd party (WPEA) has been partnered with which can bring forth additional participation, passing along feedback to hosting venues from participating riders, two way support of the venue and WPEA and so much more

  • Providing WPEA members with opportunity to earn Legs points for simply participating in your show

 

Check out the Sanctioning link above for more information and registering your show as a sanctioned WPEA event! 

Meet the team

Board Members

Heidi Shultz  

President, Founder & Education/Resources Coordinator

 

Kristen Volosky

 Operations Manager & JGEP Coordinator 

Sue Amsler

Treasurer

Lex Molnar

Secretary, Founder & Social Media

Nikki Miller

 Membership & Year End Coordinator

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Show & Sanctioning Coordinator

Linda Forschner

Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator

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Youth Ambassador & Mentorship Coordinator

 

 Advisors

Vacant - Youth /Mentorship

Sharon Parker - Resource Advisor

Jessica Griffiths - Youth Involvement

Lauren Overdorff - Legs Points