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.