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Western Equestrian Society

The Western Equestrian Society (WES) was formed in 1985 to promote the discipline of Western Riding to the standard as practised in the United States. We promote the sport for enthusiasts at all levels, whether pure beginners or seasoned competitors. You can enjoy all of our ridden activities with ANY breed of horse or pony. Members participate with Highland ponies, Welsh ponies and cobs, traditional cobs, Haflingers, Arabians and also the various western breeds. In fact, you name the breed and there’s probably a WES member out there riding it in a western saddle! We like a bit of variety!
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society3 hours ago
In light of the current situation with Equine Influenza and requests from Area Reps and Members for guidance. The Society has taken veterinary advice and referred to guidelines published by the BEF.

The Society’s current position is that it is not necessary to cancel any of our WES events at this time, but we need to be sensible and vigilant. WES will therefore require all horses attending WES approved events to provide evidence that all flu vaccinations are fully up to date.

If your horse is currently vaccinated, we recommend a booster if it has been longer than 6 months since your horse’s last vaccination.

It is crucial for all members to be vigilant and follow recommended guidelines on how to detect and prevent the spread of this infectious disease.
Look out for signs of disease which can include high temperature, cough, snotty nose, enlarged glands (under the lower jaw), swollen or sore eyes, depression, loss of appetite and swelling in the lower legs.
If you see any of these signs, isolate the horse and call your vet immediately. DO NOT attend WES events if your horse shows any of these signs!
It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine flu, or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest that you should take immediate veterinary advice.
If your horse is currently vaccinated, but it has been longer than 6 months since the last vaccination, we recommend that you discuss a booster that is effective against this strain of flu with your vet.

The BEF also has guidance on its website regarding equine infectious diseases and is urging owners to take the necessary precautions to avoid their horses becoming infected.
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Western Equestrian Society2 days ago
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Western Equestrian Society1 month ago
There is one place become available for the WES camp at Moreton Morrell 26th-28th April. £100 deposit required to secure place. £225 in total. Please contact Deborah Langford ASAP 🤠

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The Western Equestrian Society (WES) was formed in 1985 to promote the discipline of Western Riding to the standard as practised in the United States.

We promote the sport for enthusiasts at all levels, whether pure beginners or seasoned competitors. You can enjoy all of our ridden activities with ANY breed of horse or pony. Members participate with Highland ponies, Welsh ponies and cobs, traditional cobs, Haflingers, Arabians and also the various western breeds.

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The December issue of WES News is attached. If you have any articles for the next edition please send them to Chris Thompson

WES News Issue 97

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My thanks to everyone who supported the WES Nationals this year. The atmosphere was fantastic and I truly believe we got back to the principles of WES This year and everyone stood a chance at the ribbons although the competition was strong it was also very friendly.

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WES Trophy Buckle

WES has produced a customised trophy buckle which is available for members to buy to celebrate any award that they win at a WES event from a class win to a high point award.

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