Please hold off from booking any flights and registering on Nominate until further advice is given. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic situtation with Australian borders closed the date of postponement will not be advised until restrictions are lifted.
Any decision made will consider the health and well-being of all potential CNC participants.
- Thank you for your patience and understanding regarding this situation.
What is the CNC?
The Cross-National Camp and Cup was initially held in 2018. The event was created to celebrate and foster international friendships and collaboration between people who share a love of working equitation. The first CNC was held in Oregon, USA in July of 2018. The second CNC took place in Alberta, Canada in August of 2019. The third CNC scheduled for 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic closing the Australian borders. The third CNC will hopefully go ahead in 2021 at a venue in Oregon, USA. WEDU is next in line for 2022 at a venue in New South Wales, Australia.
The week long event starts with 3 day camp providing instruction and educational experiences all related to W.E.. Coaches and judges are brought in from around Australia and overseas to share their knowledge and expertise. This is followed by a four phase competition held at the end of the week to put in to practice everything learned during the camp.
Participants from all nations are welcome, and organizers work to locate "loaner horses" and host families to welcome the international visitors for the event. Many volunteers are needed to run this event and to welcome our international visitors. If you would like to volunteer please contact the WEDU Inc. Committee via email, .
Worrigee Equestrian Common is located near the small village of Worrigee on the picturesque South Coast of New South Wales Australia. The 2022 CNC Camp and Cup is tentatively planned for this venue.
Julie Alonzo one of the founding organisers of this event explains the philosophy behind the CNC -
"One thing to keep in mind is that the CNC, by intentional design, is more about international relationships and building bridges between people from different areas of the world who share a common love of horses than it is about a competition.
This is why we have specifically chosen NOT to structure it as a Championship, but rather to put the focus on the camaraderie, fun, and true spirit of the sport that brings so many people to WE.
Championships have their place, for sure, but they have a different purpose and focus. The CNC is all about sportsmanship, horsemanship, supporting one another, sharing ideas and cultures, and having fun while doing so."