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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 weeks ago
Can you help WES? 🤓

We are looking for a treasurer to join the team at the end of this year.

Please send any questions you might have and a brief CV to debbieflay@hotmail.co.uk

Treasurer role includes the following -

The treasurer oversees the financial affairs of the society and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice, ensures proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.

· Monitor and report on the financial health of the Society.

· Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

· Make fellow council members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.

· Regularly report the financial position at council meetings. A minimum of 2 council meetings to be attended per year.

· Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.

· Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie:

o Cheque signatories and bank transfer payments

o Expense payments

o Others as appropriate

· Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies for society activities such as clinics and shows.

· Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society3 weeks ago
Sorry for the delay in posting but we have been very busy. Did anyone lose this glove at the WES Nationals. It was found in the gateway close to the toilets on the last day may have been dropped when ferrying property to the car park.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society4 weeks ago
Please contact us if you made a purchase from us over the weekend and then “lost it” we found a plastic bag with the item left in the show stand when we were clearing up .

About WES


Western Riding for EVERYONE, all levels of riders and all breeds of horses

WES: An All Breed 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!

We offer something for everyone

As with all clubs and societies some members enjoy competition and some prefer to do other things. WES offers something for everyone. Typical events range from 2 or 3 day training camps, one day clinics, social events and organised trail rides – we even run a Trail Award scheme so that non-competitive riders can be recognised for their hours spent in western saddle! There are plenty of opportunities to do all of these things, as well as to compete. But whatever you choose to do, the focus at all of our events is to have fun and enjoy our horses and each other’s company in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. That goes for officials and competitors alike.

A national society delivering local access

There are a couple of things that make us unique in the UK western community. The first is the fact that we’re an ‘all-breed’ society. But possibly the most distinctive feature is that we are national society that operates a regional infrastructure, and can deliver greater access to western events than any other western organisation in the UK. Through our affiliation with other western organisations, such as the AQHA-UK, APHA-UK and the regional circuits (the Garden of England Circuit and the Sherwood Circuit), and through our network of 13 Area Representatives, we provide access to events at local level.

2019 National Show Sponsors

Many thanks to our kind sponsors of the 2019 WES National Show:

Sponsoring Novice Youth Clases and Hi Point

 

Sponsoring Open Ranch Riding – free treatment voucher

 

General sponsor of the National Show 2019

 

Sponsoring Championship Ranch Riding

 

Sponsoring Championship Pleasure and Championship Trail

 

Sponsoring prizes

 

Sponsoring Championship Horsemanship

 

Sponsoring Championship Showmanship

Still plenty of opportunities for sponsorship available. Please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ page if you would like to take part.

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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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