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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 Society2 weeks ago
**WES Nationals Equine flu info**

Horses attending the WES Nationals, the venue has specified that horses must have up to date vaccinations that do not exceed 12 months from administration. Any missed vaccinations must show the follow up vaccination in your horses passport.

Please check your horses passports before attending the show. Any horse found not to have up to date vaccinations will be turned away.

Before unloading your horses please report to David Brindley or Mick Carder.

Thank you in advance.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society2 weeks ago
Just a quick reminder The Charity Pleasure Class at this years National Show will support The Alzheimer Society and the theme for Fancy Dress is Forget Me Nots or the Colour Blue or a combination of both all entry fees will be donated to the Society. If you can't enter or can't come and watch you can contribute towards the Charity by clicking here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LYNERJIM2
Thanks to everyone no matter which way you contribute
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society2 weeks ago
*WES National Show*

Not long to go ... remember stables are limited and the places are filling fast !

Please follow the link to book your stables and file your entries.

https://www.wes-uk.com/2017/07/05/wes-national-show-2017/

If you have any questions please contact us. We look forward to seeing you 🤠

Judge & Events


If you would like to run a WES Event, all info you require is contained within this page.

Judges List

The following is a list of members holding WES judging cards:

  • Lucy Adams – (Lincoln)  Tel: 07833 357682
  • David Brindley – (Wrexham)  Tel: 07778 591196
  • Michael Carder – (Cambridgeshire) Tel: 01354 692011
  • Johanna Cotton – (Wrexham) Tel: 07984 141973
  • Scherie Dermody – (Cheshire)  Tel: 01270 780620
  • John  Dodds – (Northumberland) Tel: 07538 808752
  • David Hudspeth – (Nottinghamshire) Tel: 01159 119356
  • Bruce Lawrence – (Herefordshire) Tel: 01886 830006
  • David Lloyd – (Hampshire) Tel: 01252 875896
  • Bob Mayhew – (Hampshire) (Also holds AQHA,NRHA.DE and judge emeritus for APHA, NCHA & NRHA) Tel: 0173 081 2000 email:[email protected]
  • Tanya Rowe – (Norfolk) Tel:  01379 854949

Probationary Judges

Louise Hunt – (Kent)  Tel: 07712277812  Email: [email protected]

WES Judges Committee

The following Judges are members of the WES Judges Committee:-

  • Bob Mayhew
  • David Lloyd
  • Mick Carder (Chair)
  • Scherie Dermody

Judges Score Sheets

Judges and Show Managers can download blank score sheets from our Download page.

Useful Events Documents

We’ve listed a few documents  on our Download page that are available to all and will help you if you are looking to hold a WES Affiliated Event in conjunction with other western events.

Events Manager List

WES run Event Manager Seminars to make sure that all events are run to our rules and all personnel are adequately qualified.  Download the current WES Approved Events Managers Listing from our Download page.

Exhibitor Information

Here you will find all the info you need in order to exhibit at a WES Event.

Becoming a member:
You can download the membership forms from the Downloads Page.

WES Rulebook:
Make sure you are up to date with the WES Rules by downloading the FREE WES Rule Book from the Downloads Page. The Rulebook also includes all WES patterns.

2019 National Show Sponsors

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

Sponsoring Novice Youth Clases and Hi Point

 

Sponsoring Championship 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.

Our Videos

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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Branded Clothing

Western Equestrian Society Store!

We offer a wide range of high quality branded clothing

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