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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 !!!,

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

None at present

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.

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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