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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!
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Membership


Membership of the Western Equestrian Society brings many benefits at a very reasonable cost.

Here at WES we cater for all levels of riders, and ALL breeds of horses ALL over the UK. We truly believe in the values of friendly family like support that we can give our members through our extensive regional network of WES Area Representatives.

By joining WES, you’ll instantly become part of this network and have access to local and regional events such as shows, clinics, training, advice and other fun events.

Members will also receive a quarterly magazine giving you all the news from all the regions.

For professional riders, coaches and trainers, membership of WES will also offer you the chance to be included on our instructors list, WES recognizes Western training qualifications and each year checks all insurance, and first aid documents.

There are different yearly memberships available to prospective members:

Annual Member

  • Single Adult Membership: £35
  • Family Membership: (a maximum of two adults and children under 19 years on 1st January of the current year, all must be residing at the same address) £60
  • Junior Membership: (Under 19 years on 1st January of the current year) £17.50
  • Day Membership is no longer available

Become Part of the WES Family.

Join Online Online Membership Form

or

Download the Annual WES Membership form-

Amateur or Open Status?

Please note that when completing your form, you will be asked whether you have received payment during the last three years or training either horses or riders.   This is to determine whether or not you qualify as an Amateur.   If you HAVE received payment, you will be granted an Open Membership, and will be unable to be registered as an Amateur Rider.   When you receive your membership number if it begins with an “A” this denotes Amateur status.

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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