Affiliate your show to the Rescue Equine Showing Society for 2024. Qualifiers for the final at Equifest will run from the
1st August 2023 – 30th July 2024.  Shows held after this date will be qualifiers for Equifest 2025.

On behalf of the Rescue Equine Showing Society, I am delighted to extend an invitation to affiliate your esteemed show with our society for the upcoming 2024 season.

As we gear up for an exciting year ahead, I am pleased to announce that for the 2024 season, we have waived the affiliation fee for all participating shows. This decision is aimed at fostering greater collaboration within the equestrian community and facilitating opportunities for enthusiasts to showcase their passion for equine excellence.

Moreover, I am thrilled to share that the final event of the 2024 season will be held at Equifest on Saturday, 3rd August 2024. This prestigious occasion promises to be a highlight of the equestrian calendar, providing a platform for riders and their magnificent equine companions to shine amidst a backdrop of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Affiliating your show with the Rescue Equine Showing Society not only offers an opportunity to be part of a vibrant and supportive community but also provides exposure to a wider audience of enthusiasts and professionals alike.

We believe that your show’s participation will greatly enrich our collective experience and contribute to the success of our shared endeavours in promoting the welfare and appreciation of equines.

Should you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We eagerly anticipate the possibility of collaborating with you and your team for an unforgettable 2024 season.


Please see below for schedule wording
Show Secretary
Show Secretary
Affiliation Terms


All Affiliated Shows MUST agree to abide by the following conditions of Affiliation

Shows must include in their final schedule the following wording: “This Show is affiliated to The Rescue Equine Showing Society final taking place at the Equifest, Arena UK, Grantham, Lincolnshire on the 1st – 4th August 2024. The two highest exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify.
A draft copy of the schedule must be forwarded for approval before the schedule is sent to print. A copy of the final schedule must be received at least 2 weeks before the date of the Show. Judges should be chosen from the Rescue Equine Showing Society panel - available on request
Shows must incorporate the correct wording for affiliated classes into their schedules.
Individual members and organisers of Affiliated Shows MUST have Public Liability Insurance for an adequate limit of indemnity – according to the size and nature of the event.
All Affiliated Shows must comply with all appropriate regulations relating to Health & Safety requirements, provision of medical services and fire precautions. It is the responsibility of the Show Organisers to ascertain from the appropriate authorities the extent and nature of these obligations. The Organisers must ensure the Health & Safety of all persons, whether they are organisers, exhibitors or members of the public – or any other person who may be affected whilst at the event.
Please note – the number of qualifiers will be limited – and will be allocated according to geographical distribution and the date received. Please do not print the final schedule until confirmation of qualifiers has been received.
Qualifiers for the final at Equifest will run from the 1st August 2023 - 30th July 2024. Shows held after this date will be qualifiers for Equifest 2025.



Open in Hand: Any age, type, breed. Mares with foal at foot are not permitted. No exhibit under the age of one year may be exhibited on its own.


Open Ridden: Any type or breed, four years of age and over. Can include Lead Rein and First Ridden (will not be included in the initial go-round). All riders must be the appropriate height / weight for their equine.


1. Any equine that is adopted, fostered, under a guardianship scheme from any National Equine Welfare Council registered Charity (NEWC).

2. Any equine that has been adopted, fostered, under a guardianship scheme from any other equine charity (must be registered with the Charity Commission).

3. Any equine that has been ‘independently’ rescued by an individual. There must be supporting evidence (photographic, veterinary) that will be included in the ‘Rescue History’ for the equine, to demonstrate their rescue status