Dublin Horse Show Ladies/ Intermediate side saddle qualifiers

Armagh County Agricultural Show,
Co. Armagh
Saturday 10 June Flo McCall +44 (0)79 7727 5160
Gorey Agricultural Show,
Co. Wexford
Saturday 17 June Melissa Blake +353 (0)87 7098565
Athlone Agricultural Show,
Co. Westmeath
Sunday 18 June P.J. Glynn +353 (0)86 6623185
Charleville Show,
Co. Cork
Sunday 25 June Elaine Goold +353 (0)87 9662741
Flavours of Fingal County Show,
Swords, Co. Dublin
Saturday 1 July John Lyons +353(0)86 2604008

Show affiliation 2023

Show secretaries, please affiliate your side saddle classes for 2023 here:


Click on ‘Events’ in our itsplainsailing page, then click on ‘register your show’, click on each class which you would like to affiliate to.

Side Saddle Points Awards 2022

Dear Members,

Please download and fill in your show results at the following link:

2022 Show Points

Please ensure you read the form carefully and fill in all required information. We have a wide range of trophies that you could be eligible for- from the horse with the most points, to the highest scoring new partnership, to the highest performing connemara, TB, Irish draught etc. The form can be emailed to sidesaddleireland@gmail.com and the awards will be arranged in due course once rosettes etc can be ordered.


If you competed in any dressage competitions in your side saddle please click the following link to download the points form for the dressage trophy


Thank you for supporting Side Saddle Ireland.

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