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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 !!!,

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

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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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