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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 !!!,

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

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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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