The Trail Riding Award’ Scheme is open to members of the Society only. 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.
The scheme is subject to a once only payment of £40.
Participants will receive a Log Book to record their hours spent hacking.
Records mut be submitted to the Society on an annual basis to verify claim Subject to ratification* the following awards will be made:
75 hours members will receive a certificate
150 hours -certificate,
250 hours - certificate plus an inscribed silver belt buckle* supplied by Montana Silversmiths
500 hours – certificate plus option to purchase trail award merchandise from The Society
1000 hours – certificate option to purchase trail award merchandise from the Society and 1 years free membership
Download Trail Scheme Details below from our Downloads page
BUCKLE WINNERS *
1990 – Thea Lloyd (Apache of Blythwind)
1992 – David Brindley (Joiners Southern Comfort)
? – Jane Cresswell, Elaine Walker (Classic Charmer “Darius”)
2006 – Julie Grimwood-Ferguson (Alfred (Haflinger))
2007? – Stephanie Goodacre, Anne Batley (Peppy’s Blazin Chevy “Blaze”)
2007 – Patsy George
2010 – Judy Jones
2011 – Julie Magnus-Hannaford (Tennyson Splash)
2012 – Susan Thomson (Strider), Sarah Hadley (Amazing Princess), Jenny French, Gerri Scargill (Lucy)
* If you have been awarded your Trail Award Buckle and are not listed here please email email@example.com with your name and if possible the year that you were awarded the buckle. Many thanks.
Some quotes from participants:
Julie Magnus-Hannaford: I started 6th August 2009, 506 hours completed 3rd August 2011. All done on Tennyson Splash. Looking at my trail log and remembering where I went it’s a fantastic record of all the places we went together & brings back happy memories. I also record if I am riding with other people so I can recall those rides. Now on around 700 hours but have slowed down due to moving house and demise of horse! Will be picking up the pace again soon when new horse comes home.