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The Showing Council

Member Body Information


Side Saddle Association (SSA) - (Full Member)

The Side Saddle Association is dedicated to promoting and protecting the skill, sport and education of riding side saddle. Originally formed as the Ladies Side Saddle Association in1974 by Valerie Francis and Janet Macdonald it has regional areas covering all of the United Kingdom as well as overseas members in many countries.

Through its clear systems and standards for riding, instructing and judging the Association seeks to maintain the highest levels of all aspects related to side saddle.

Members ride a significant range of types and breeds of horse and pony which are often in their second careers and take part in a wide variety of disciplines from showing to Arena Eventing and team chasing. The Association offers members a number of distinct classes including Equitation.

These classes are offered by many shows who affiliate to the Association. The annual three-day National Side Saddle Show schedules over 70 classes including our championships and finals.

Side saddle – style and tradition for the 21st century rider


Mob: 07442 504071



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Facebook (Main): Facebook - Main page

Facebook (Group): Facebook - Group page

SSA Representatives:  Miss Dale Atkinson & Miss Henrietta Barton

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