About the Side Saddle Association of Ireland

Welcome to the website of The Side Saddle Association of Ireland

Our Association is devoted to the promotion & preservation of the fine art of riding Side Saddle

  • We have a small but active club, we organize training clinics which occur regularly throughout the year as well as dozens of affiliated classes throughout the country.
  • We provide a seasonal rental service of side saddles for our members & we also have a small selection of habits for hire
  • New members are very welcome and will be given every assistance to get started.
  • If you are running a show and would like to hold a side saddle class, please affiliate so that our members may compete for our annual points awards and qualify for a championship at the end of the summer.
  • Members can keep a record of their winnings by downloading a points sheet which must be returned by 30th September each year in order to be eligible for trophies.
  • All members are eligible for the Marjory Kennedy Side Saddle Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the lady who hunts the highest number of days in a side saddle.
  • If you have saddles or habits that you would like to sell, please contact us and we will advertise them here for you or buy them for use by the Association.
  • Please follow us on Facebook where our members can sign up for events and interact together:  www.facebook.com/Side-Saddle-Association-of-Ireland
  • Please see the various tabs on our website for further information and the necessary forms.

For membership, saddle hire and all other queries please contact the Hon. Secretary: Julie Brindley O’Brien

Telephone: 01 8241762
Email: honsec@ssaireland.com
‘Mulberry Manor Farm’
Rathbeggan Lane
Co Meath

For show affiliations, training, events and any other queries please contact :

Ciara O’Connell on 0872266321, zebeck_86@hotmail.com,

Postal Address: Ciara O’Connell, Suaimhneas, Aughmacart, Cullohill, Co. Laois