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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 Society1 week ago
2019 WES National camp now full !

We have a waiting list. Please get in touch if you would like to be on the waiting list... first come first served basis 🤠
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society2 weeks ago
We have just two slots available for the Michael Langford Clinic on 17th & 18th November at Trevor Hall Nr Llangollen.The space is for the Saturday morning and afternoon session. Cost is £40 for a single session or £70 for both. Please message me if you'd like this place.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society2 weeks ago
WES Council is very pleased to announce that at the Council meeting on Sunday 28th October we agree to bestow Honorary Life Membership to Scottish member Aileen McCandlish, affectionately know to everyone as Mrs Mac. Aileen has served the Society for many years in a number of roles and WES is pleased to be able to recognise her contribution. Mrs Macs reaction was

I am at a loss to say anything which is unlike me as it came as a pleasant surprise and I wish to thank everyone who was involved in giving me life membership. I never for one minute thought about this as I just enjoy doing every thing for Wes that riders and members get the most out of it and enjoy it. Thanks everyone again . Still lost for words !!!,


The following Instructors have met the criteria for WES Accreditation. They have provided documentary evidence to the Society to demonstrate that they: hold Public Liability Insurance cover to a minimum of £5 million; have attended a recognised Child Protection course and hold a recognised First Aid qualification, as defined in the Society’s Rulebook (Rules 116 to 119 refer). Anyone booking an Instructor should request evidence that this documentation is up to date. The Society cannot accept any responsibility for Instructors not having up to date Insurance or First Aid.


In the list below, (R) = Riding Stable.


Sandra Loder

Tel: 07825549728

Location: Culquoich Farm, Glenkindie, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8SU

Arlene Cluness

Tel. 07776251944

Location: Upper Gariochsford, Rothenorman, Aberdeenshire, AB51 8XU


David Deptford (R) (UKCC – Level 3)

Tel: 01354 651944

Location: Horse Creek Farm, Coldham, Bank, Stags Holt, March, PE15 0BS

Email: [email protected]


Scherie Dermody

Tel: 01270 780620

Locations: West View Paddock, Broomhall Green, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8DA


Dee Allan

Tel: 07762361420 01697748798

Location: Saugh Farm, Bailey Mill, Newcastleton, Cumbria, TD9 0TT



Tim Keeley (UKCC Level 2)

Tel: 01824 750463/07799135741

Location: Bryn Moel, Clawddnewydd, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2LR

Email: [email protected]



Michael Langford (Level 3 – Reining & Starting Young Horses)

Tel: 07834956900

Location: Monmouth Ash Farm, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7JS

Email: [email protected] 

Martina Drabkova

Mobile: 07775 729942 12

Location: Chalwell, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8DY

Email: [email protected]



Bob Mayhew

Tel: 01730 812000

Location: Bent Farm, Bent Lane, Hambledon, Nr Waterlooville, Hampshire. PO7 4QP

David Lloyd

Tel: 01252 875896

Location: 20 Newlands Close, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6HE

Tammy Greaves (R)

Tel: 01425 610278

Location: Burley Villa Riding Stables, Bashley Common Road, New Milton, Hants, BH25 5SQ


Debbie Cocklin (UKCC Level 2)

Tel: 07598023384

Location: Good Foundations, 11 Ash Close, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1AL

Email: [email protected]


Lucy Adams (UKCC Level 2)

Tel: 07833357682

Location: 2 Wheatmere Drove, Low Fulney, Spalding. Lincolnshire PE12 6NA

Email: [email protected]

Lothian & Borders Region

Kayreen Jones

Tel: 01620 892632

Location: 40 Lady Jane Gardens, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4ER

Email: [email protected]

John Fyfe (R)

Tel: 07957555989

Location: 51 Blackford Glen Road, Edinburgh. EH16 6TP


North Yorkshire

Emma Chapman – Lonie(R)

Tel: 07964932877

Location: Cowling Hill, Burril, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1RR


Tanya Rowe (UKCC Level 2)

Tel: 07786968517

Location: 28 The Common. Harleston. Norfolk. IP20 9JT


Catherine Wright

Tel: 01608 730039

Location: 2 Nil Farm Cottages, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon. OX15 5DG


Janet Burwood (UKCC Level 3)

Tel: 01293 782014 / 07715833349

Location: 5 Park Avenue, Redhill, Surrey. RH1 5DR

Kirsty Hewitt

Tel 07876350257

Location: Razzlins Farm, Petworth road, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4UP

Email [email protected]




Bruce Lawrence

Tel: 01886 830006

Location: Pound Farm, Edwyn Ralph, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4LU

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