Ladies Versatility Class

Ladies Side Saddle Versatility Class

For horses 153 cm and over, riders must have reached their 16th birthday by 1st January of the current year. The rider’s ability and turnout, and the way of going, manners and movement of the horse will be considered as part of the adjudication. The class shall be judged as an overall picture of elegance presented by the rider and the horse. Each rider shall give an individual show not exceeding two minutes which should include walk, trot, canter and extended canter . The horse shall not be stripped or trotted up in hand. The class shall be judged from the ground. (No ride judge).

Record of Points 2017

Please click here 2017-show-points to download your points sheet for the 2017 showing season. Paid up members are eligible to claim points at affiliated classes, a list of which is available in the dates for your diary section of this website. You may only claim points from the day that you pay your membership.

Show affiliations are starting to come in and the website will be updated each time so please do keep checking back. We have several new awards categories this year so please make sure you claim your points by recording them as you go!

From now on in affiliated classes there are 10 points for 1st place, 9 for 2nd place and so on down to 5 points for 6th place. If you compete in an affiliated class and are placed anywhere below 6th place you can claim 2 points.  Please download your records sheet and fill in your results as you go rather than trying to think back at the end of the season, all results will be cross checked by Suzanne Garrigan and Ciara O’Connell against what the show secretaries e-mail back so if you run into difficulty you can contact us and we will double check your placings for you. (If you’re not sure whether you’re competing in an affiliated class or not just check your rosette- if it has Side Saddle Association on it then it’s an affiliated class)

Every affiliated class will have a best rider rosette and there’s perpetual trophy/salver and a champion/reserve champion rosette at the end of the season for the lady and the junior that receives the most best rider rosettes. There are also a range of trophies to aim towards.

Affiliated classes: Show Diary 2017


The following shows are running affiliated classes this summer, at which members can gain points towards our annual awards:

Bandon Agricultural Show Sunday May 21st

North West Spring Show- Welsh Pony and Cob Society, Barnacarrol Equestrian Centre Co. Mayo, 21st May

Midleton Agricultural Show Sunday 28th May

Mullingar Show 3rd June

St Luke’s Charity Show, Kilronan Monday 5th June

All Welsh Show, Mulllingar Equestrian Centre, 10th June

Waterford Country Fair 11th June

Cork Summer Show 17th/18th June

Galway County Show (RDS qualifiers) 18th June

Flavours of Fingal Show 24/25th June

Charleville Agricultural Show 24/25 June

Athlone Show, 25th June

Killusty Pony Show 1st July

Adamstown Show, Wexford, 1st July

Clonmel Show 2nd July

Stradbally Family Fair 2nd July

Wexford Equestrian Show 9th July

Bannow Rathangan Show 13th July

Carnew Show 15th of July

Newcastle West Show 16th July

Ossory Show 23rd July

Tattersalls Show (Fania Mahony Cup, RIHS 2018 qualifier) 23rd July

Dungarvan Show 27th July

Tullow Agricultural Show 20th August

Iverk Show 26th August

Mountbellew Agri Show, Saturday 16th September

Bandon Show May 21st

Bandon Show on 21st of May is holding an affiliated side saddle class. Please contact Rosemarie Deasy for further details. This class is a great opportunity to get some practice in before the RDS qualifiers.

Show affiliation form available

Please click here to download your 2017 Show Affiliation form.

The show affiliation fee is €30 euro for which you will get your rosettes posted direct to your show secretary. When your affiliation comes in we will advertise your show on our official Facebook page and also in our diary of events on our website. Affiliating your show means that our members may claim points towards our annual awards.

Thank you for supporting our club by affiliating your classes. 2017-Affiliation-Form-Side-Saddle1

RDS qualifers 2017

RDS Side-Saddle qualifiers 2017
Venue Date Contact Name Contact No.
Armagh County Agricultural Show,
Gosford Forest Park, Co. Armagh
10 June
Flo McCall 004428 3752 2333 /
00447977 275160
Waterford Country Fair,
Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford
11 June
Jo Breheny 087 2986294
Galway County Show,
Galway Racecourse, Co. Galway
18 June
Gabriel Corless 086 8220318
Athlone Agricultural Show,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath
25 June
Gillian Kinahan 086 8521575
Charleville Show,
Charleville, Co Cork
25 June
Eleanor Fleming 063 89599 /
086 4000325

Points Results 2016 Show Season

New Member Champion: Megan Quigley

New Partnership Champion: Rose Scanlan & ‘Marmite’

Junior Best Rider 2016 (joint winners):  Annie Kavanagh, 1st Rose Scanlan


Junior Points Championship 2016:

Champion: Annie Kavanagh

2nd: Aoibhinn Ruane

3rd: Lauren Hincks

4th: Rose Scanlan


Junior Working Hunter Champion 2016 Rose Scanlan

Junior Member riding a pony under 143 cm Aoibhinn Ruane

Junior member riding a pony over 143cm Annie Kavanagh


Ladies Points Championship 2016: 

Champion: Sarah Killeen

2nd Megan Quigley

3rd Esme Mansergh-Wallace

4th Alicia Devlin-Byrne

5th Ciara O’Connell

6th Hazel Valentine

7th Alicia Devlin-Byrne

7th Maria McNamara

8th Aileen McCarthy

9th Maria McNamara

10th Blathnaid Feeney


Ladies Working Hunter Champion 2016 Alicia Devlin-Byrne

Hunting Champion 2015/2016 Grace Maxwell Murphy

Reserve Hunting Champion 2015/2016 Alicia Devlin Byrne


Nicola Roden Loyalty Award:

1st Alex Connors

2nd Aoibhinn Ruane

Joint 3rd Indigo Doolin, Tallulah Doolin

Membership 2017

Fantastic Membership Offer available until 31st January!

Every member who renews or applies for membership of the Side Saddle Association of Ireland by the 31st of January 2017 will receive TWO TICKETS (worth 22.50 each) to the Tattersalls International Horse Trials over the June Bank Holiday Weekend in 2017. The tickets will be e-mailed out to you two weeks in advance of the Horse Trials and can be scanned at the gate to gain entry! Don’t miss this amazing offer, get your membership in today!

Please note our online payment system is not up and running yet so the form has to be downloaded, printed and posted to the Hon. Secretary.

Please click here to download the membership form: 2017 MEMBERSHIP FORM