Sanctioning of a Working Equitation Show is to ensure that WECan rules will be observed for the competition, that the officials are licensed and able to adjudicate at the levels offered and that appropriate insurance coverage is in place for the show.

Only those points awarded at WECan Sanctioned Shows are used when compiling WECan year-end awards.

Sanctioning of a show does not indicate that the show is automatically open for entries to everyone. The Show organizers may restrict entries based on any number of variables; some examples being breed, membership, facility requirements etc.