||A brand new Westernaire starts as a "Tenderfoot" in the Blue Division, barely knowing which end of a horse is which, but with an opportunity to progress through hard work and dedication all the way to the top teams in the Red Division. Each team along the way helps the rider to develop horsemanship, teamwork, and a passion for excellence.
A group photo of the 1998 captains of each of the
Westernaires teams, all in their team costumes.
The intermediate White Division is also a performance division, introducing and preparing riders to be excellent performers as they move ahead to the Red Division teams. In the White Division, riders have progressed beyond the basics and begin to understand that they can set, and achieve, long term goals. White Division teams include: Blue Rangers, Chaparrals, Colorado Rangers, Hoedowners, Indian Braves, Lancers, Legionnaires, Mustangs, Sage, Shadow Riders, Vaqueros, White Knights, and White Star.
Blue Division includes new Westernaires (Tenderfeet), and second year riders (Juniors). Although there are no Blue Division drill teams, Juniors may participate in the lower level White Division drill teams, as well as in Blue Division specialty teams.
In addition to the precision drill teams for which Westernaires is famous, members have the opportunity to learn a number of specialties such as bull whips, trick riding, clowning, and dressage. Many of these specialties have separate teams in each of the Red, White, and Blue Divisions. Specialty Teams include Chariots, Bull Whips, Indian Dancers, Riders of the Steppes, Harness Team, Roman Riders, Trick Ropers, Vaulting, Dressage, Trick Riders, and Liberty Riders.