Membership of the Western Equestrian Society brings many benefits at a very reasonable cost.
I am too old - You are not, we have members of all ages
I am not ready - The first step to being ready is to try
I need to loose weight - Western Riding is a great form of exercise
I don't ride well enough - We all start somewhere and cater for all level of experience
I only have a youngster - Perfect, start them young and bring them on in western
I don’t have a trailer - Just being part of our thriving community is enough, but, we also offer virtual events that you can participate in from home.
Time passes and dreams slip away ➡️ Live your best life NOW!
The Western Equestrian Society was formed in 1985 to promote the discipline of Western Riding here in Great Britain to the standard practised in the United States. We promote the sport for enthusiasts at ALL levels, from grassroots to seasoned competitors, of ANY age and with ANY breed, and we strive to encourage and involve all members at all levels.
We are a National Society covering the whole of Great Britain which is divided into 13 geographical areas within the Society and there are many different activities you are able to participate in on a National, Area or virtual level if you wish, including clinics, shows, training, trail rides, social events and the trail ride award scheme… but hey, if you don’t want to participate in anything in particular, then that’s cool too.
As a member, you are welcome to attend, and would be made to feel most welcome, at ANY area or national event and the lovely ladies who organise the trail award scheme would also love to have you on board!
We also have an active Facebook community, from the National group to the 13 Area groups. It’s a great way of seeing our fellow members across GB and all that they get up too with their diverse range of equine friends.
Not everyone may champion a trophy, but everyone can be a winner with a positive mindset "I CAN do this!".
PLEASE NOTE: Membership does not include any insurance coverage for you or your horse, (public liability/third party, personal accident or any other type of insurance). It is the member’s responsibility to obtain their own insurance, particularly public liability/third party cover, to be eligible to attend any WES riding events. For clarity, the WES insurance policy only covers people operating for and on behalf of the society, e.g. those organising and helping at events.
Annual WES Membership Options
There are different yearly memberships available to prospective members:
Single Adult Membership (£35)
19 or over on the 1st of January of the current year
Youth Membership (£17.50)
Under 19 years on 1st January of the current year
Family Membership (£60)
A maximum of two adults and children under 19 years on 1st January of the current year, all must be residing at the same address
As of 2023 we have reinstated Day Membership for Shows
Day Membership Terms and Conditions
- Day Membership is only available for shows. The prospective member applies before the show or at the show and must complete the application form which should be sent to the members secretary promptly with the appropriate fee (£20).
- Only available to novice amateur riders. Not available to open riders.
- Day tickets will not be available for the National Show.
- The cost of the ticket can be offset against the full membership fee if they apply for a full membership. The full membership will then run from the first day of the month that the first ticket was issued.
- Points will not be awarded, but they will count as a placing in any points given to a full member. (If a day member is placed second in a class, then the full members get the 1st place points and the 3rd place points, based on all the competitors in that class)
- Limited to two day tickets per year.
To apply for a day members, please download and complete this form before returning to the membership secretary
Day Membership Form 11052010.pdf241.5KB
To Join WES and continue your western journey, please click the button below, this will take you to our membership platform.
Alternatively, if you would prefer, you can download the Membership Application Form Here ➡️
Please note that the joining page opens in a new window, for some this may not work due to pop up blockers preventing the window from opening, if this is the case, please click this link to go straight to the MemberMojo site -