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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 Society2 weeks ago
**WES Nationals Equine flu info**

Horses attending the WES Nationals, the venue has specified that horses must have up to date vaccinations that do not exceed 12 months from administration. Any missed vaccinations must show the follow up vaccination in your horses passport.

Please check your horses passports before attending the show. Any horse found not to have up to date vaccinations will be turned away.

Before unloading your horses please report to David Brindley or Mick Carder.

Thank you in advance.
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society2 weeks ago
Just a quick reminder The Charity Pleasure Class at this years National Show will support The Alzheimer Society and the theme for Fancy Dress is Forget Me Nots or the Colour Blue or a combination of both all entry fees will be donated to the Society. If you can't enter or can't come and watch you can contribute towards the Charity by clicking here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LYNERJIM2
Thanks to everyone no matter which way you contribute
Western Equestrian Society
Western Equestrian Society2 weeks ago
*WES National Show*

Not long to go ... remember stables are limited and the places are filling fast !

Please follow the link to book your stables and file your entries.

https://www.wes-uk.com/2017/07/05/wes-national-show-2017/

If you have any questions please contact us. We look forward to seeing you 🤠

What We Do


The Western Equestrian Society

We know that taking the first step into the world of western can be difficult, that’s why WES has also endorsed the Western Rider Development Programme, an online training programme that is available exclusively to WES members in the UK and Ireland.

… and a whole lot more…

So, if that sounds good to you…. why not be a part of it?

  • Promotes affiliated show classes up and down the country, with classes for the novice horse or rider right through to advanced levels – all WES classes are open to any breed of horse wearing western tack.
  • It promotes clinics with professional instructors from the UK and overseas to help horse and rider at any level.
  • It encourages the growth of the sport by recognising Instructors who have reached a satisfactory standard to teach Western Riding and who are only too willing to help you progress.
  • It circulates to all members a quarterly magazine with show results, reports of area and national activities.
  • It promotes a Trail Riding Award Scheme for those who hack out in Western Tack – with a presentation buckle award for 250 hours riding.
  • It provides a list of qualified judges and stewards to officiate at shows.
  • It organises an Annual National Championship Show and it maintains a National points table with annual Hi-point awards.
  • It provides activities, organised on an Area basis via a network of Area and County Representatives supported by the Society.

2019 National Show Sponsors

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

Sponsoring Novice Youth Clases and Hi Point

 

Sponsoring Championship 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.

Our Videos

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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Branded Clothing

Western Equestrian Society Store!

We offer a wide range of high quality branded clothing

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