Upcoming affiliated shows

The following shows have affiliated their classes to Side Saddle Ireland: Please keep checking back as shows will be added to the list as affiliations come in:

Sceilig Showing Festival- 5th June 2022

Gorey Agricultural Show, 18th June

Cork Summer Show, 19th June

Dungarvan Agricultural Show 10th July

Iverk Show 27th August

Oughterard Show Galway 28th August

Royal Meath Show Trim, 4th September.


Side Saddle Hire 2022

We have a small selection of junior side saddles available for hire for showing on a seasonal basis from 1st March to 1st October (i.e. no hunting). All terms and conditions are listed in the contract below. If you are interested in hiring a side saddle, please contact Julie Brindley on 087 2803990 via text/ whatsapp and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that we no longer hire out adult/ horse side saddles.


Show Affiliation 2022 available online

Dear Show Secretaries,
I would like to draw your attention to our show affiliation process for 2022, we have a new simple online format at www.itsplainsailing.com/org/ssi where you can register your show with us, click on ‘Events’ and then ‘Register Your Show’, add a class and then there will be an option to add other classes. The wording for your show schedule is included in the process. Click on whichever classes you would like to affiliate. This can be either paid for online with a debit or credit card, or by forwarding a cheque made payable to Side Saddle Ireland. Please note this is applicable for shows in the Republic of Ireland only. 
We ask that if you are running a side saddle class that you would affiliate it to our club so that our members may gain points towards our annual awards.  Any members that compete in our affiliated classes are also covered by our own club insurance which we renew every year.
When we receive your affiliation form and fee we will advertise your classes on our busy facebook page and on our website www.ssaireland.com and we will post your rosettes to you.
If you have any questions at all please send me a text on 0872266321 and I will phone you back as quickly as possible to give you any help I can.
Best wishes and good luck with your show,
Kind Regards,
Ciara O’Connell

Ride Judge List 2022

Side Saddle Association of Ireland Ride Judge List 2022


Robyn Catterall, 136 Navan Fort Road, Armagh, BT604PX. 07710199395 robyncatterall@gmail.com


Marian Slattery, Waterpark,  Scarriff, Co Clare. 061 921909, 0866045205. marianslattery@eircom.net


Annie Prendergast, Burgatia, Roscarbery, Co. Cork, 0879255706


Emma Newsam, 96 Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down BT330JP.  emmaponsey@gmail.com  00447591413949

Lesley Webb, Orchard Cottage Stables, Ballykeigle Road, Comber, BT 2355D, 048 97521591/ 0044 7899050144 orchardcottagestables@btinternet.com


Amie Garrigan, Baldurgan, Ballyboughal, Dublin. 0861772308  Baldurgan@eircom.net


Maeve Carty, Deerpark, Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, 0860712679, maeve.carty@yahoo.ie

Imelda Lynch, Chantilly Farm, Lackaghmore, Turloughmore, Co. Galway  0876306471 info@chantillyfarm.ie

Amory McMahon, Templemartin, Craughwell 0877696669 amorymcmahon@live.ie

Grace Maxwell Murphy, Glenn Rua House Stud, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 0876846262  grace84murphy@gmail.com


Sarah Conway, Orchard Lodge, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. 0861008574. sj100.sc@gmail.com


Susan Oakes, Croboy Lodge, Johnstown, Kilcarn, Navan, Co. Meath 0860842994            susan_oakes1@hotmail.com

Joanne Quirke, Tinker’s Lodge, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Joanne.quirke@yahoo.com  0868660262

Emily Mac Mahon, Lamberstown Stud, Kilmessan, Co. Meath.

emilymacm@gmail.com 0877194812


Rosemary Connors, Woodfield, Woodstown, 051 382134, 0876174834 roseconnors@gmail.com


Mary Rothwell, Greenhall, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, 0879626015

Jennifer Kennedy Bray, 29 Charvey Court, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.  087 6815817

RDS Side Saddle Qualifier Dates

Sunday 5th June: Raheenadaw Show, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.                                Contact Emily Corrigan 0868484552

Saturday 11th June. Armagh County Agricultural Show, Co. Armagh.                        Contact Flo McCall  +44 (0) 79 7727 5160

Sunday 19th June. Athlone Agricultural Show, Co. Westmeath .                                      Contact David Fenton 0876992394

Sunday 26 June. Charleville Show, Co. Cork.                                                        Contact Eleanor Fleming 086 4000325

Saturday 2 July. Flavours of Fingal County Show, Swords, Co. Dublin.                        Contact John Lyons 086 2604008

Please support Side Saddle Ireland by paying your membership in advance of competing this summer and don’t forget to keep a record of your shows for our points awards.

Lovely Champion & Wilton for sale

Very pretty Champion & Wilton Side Saddle for sale in Limerick. This saddle was restored by Tom Wallace in the 1970s and has not been used since. It’s a gorgeous saddle and the family who own it would like it to go to a good home where it will be used and enjoyed. The asking price is €1700. More information on size and width etc will be available soon. Please contact Jackie on 0831140301 if you would like to view this beautiful saddle.


Side Saddle Clinics now available for booking

Please book in for clinics at the following link on It’s Plain Sailing:


Please note that these clinics are just open to over 18s at the moment, one helper is allowed per rider, both must leave immediately the lesson is over. Secretary will be in touch with lesson times and to arrange a saddle for you if you do not have your own saddle yet. All those taking a lesson must be current 2022 members of Side Saddle Ireland and must take an antigen test the morning of the clinic in order to be able to take part.