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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 Society3 weeks ago
Can you help WES? 🤓

We are looking for a treasurer to join the team at the end of this year.

Please send any questions you might have and a brief CV to debbieflay@hotmail.co.uk

Treasurer role includes the following -

The treasurer oversees the financial affairs of the society and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice, ensures proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.

· Monitor and report on the financial health of the Society.

· Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits.

· Make fellow council members aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them.

· Regularly report the financial position at council meetings. A minimum of 2 council meetings to be attended per year.

· Oversee the production of an annual budget and propose its adoption at the last meeting of the previous financial year.

· Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place, ie:

o Cheque signatories and bank transfer payments

o Expense payments

o Others as appropriate

· Appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies for society activities such as clinics and shows.

· Lead on appointing and liaising with auditors/an independent examiner.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society3 weeks ago
Sorry for the delay in posting but we have been very busy. Did anyone lose this glove at the WES Nationals. It was found in the gateway close to the toilets on the last day may have been dropped when ferrying property to the car park.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society4 weeks ago
Please contact us if you made a purchase from us over the weekend and then “lost it” we found a plastic bag with the item left in the show stand when we were clearing up .

Trail Riding Award Scheme


The Scheme is very simple – any WES member who hacks out for pleasure (training and schooling do NOT count) in a western saddle can record their hours and qualify for an award. The horse does not have to belong to the rider but must be ridden in a western saddle.

Participants can download a Log Book to record their hours spent hacking.

Subject to ratification* the following awards will be made: o 50 hours

members will receive a commemorative certificate. o 75 hours

certificate o 150 hours certificate o 250 hours

a certificate plus an inscribe ed silver belt buckle* supplied by Montana Silversmiths o 500 hours

certificate plus option to pure chase trail award merchandise embroidered with the Trail Award Logo s supplied by Sequoia Western o 1000 hours

option to purchase a Trail Award Jacket embroidered with Trail Award Logo supplied by Sequoia Western together with 1 years free membership of the Society *To qualify for the silver belt buckle and other benefits claimants must have maintained continuous membership of the society since joining the scheme.

In the event of membership lapsing for any period the claimants participation in the Trail Riding Scheme will be deemed void. Rider records must be submitted to the Society on an annual basis when requested. Clothing supplied will vary depending upon the fashion as the time of request.

Payment for: Award Scheme

Trail Riding Award Scheme - £40

The Scheme is very simple - any WES member who hacks out for pleasure (training and schooling do NOT count) in a western saddle can record their hours and qualify for an award.

Payment for: Award Scheme

Amount: £40.00

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2019 National Show Sponsors

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

Sponsoring Novice Youth Clases and Hi Point

 

Sponsoring Open 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.

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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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