Affiliated Classes 2024

Please check back regularly as the list will be updated every time a new affiliation comes in. You must be a member to avail of points and to take part in our National Championship League- please check home page for further details of the league.

11th May 2024, Kingdom County Fair, Tralee, Co. Kerry, have an affiliated LADIES SIDE SADDLE CLASS. Enquiries to Shannon O’Mahony at

7th July 2024, Longford Show, have an affiliated LADIES SIDE SADDLE CLASS. Enquiries to Bernie Whyte / 087 6334313



RDS Qualifiers 2024

Armagh County Agricultural Show,
Co. Armagh
Saturday 8 June Flo McCall +44 (0)74 62655289
Athlone Agricultural Show,
Co. Westmeath
Sunday 16 June Melissa Glynn +353 (0)85 8435080
Flavours of Fingal County Show,
Swords, Co. Dublin
Saturday 29 June Helena Dawson +353 (0)87 2986188
Ballyfoyle Agricultural Show,
Co. Kilkenny
Sunday 30 June Anne McGrath +353 (0)87 6801073
Charleville Show,
Co. Cork
Sunday 30 June Elaine Goold +353(0)87 9662741

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

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.


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.

Clinics 2022

Dear members,

Faith Ponsonby is kindly running side saddle clinics on 16th January, 20th February and 13th March, in Mullinahone Co. Tipperary, weather permitting. All riders and helpers must take an Antigen test the morning of the clinic and must be over 18 years old. The minute lesson is over, rider and helper must leave. Only one helper per rider. Any change in the Covid Situation means we will have to consider postponing. Side Saddles will be available on the day for those members who do not have their own saddles yet. It is possible that some saddles will also be available for sale on the day, for those looking to buy their own. Applications for the clinics will open on 8th January 2022 on itsplainsailing. All riders taking part in these lessons must be members of Side Saddle Ireland. Membership must also be paid through itsplainsailing.

Please book in at

Affiliated Classes 2020

Affiliation form has been sent to show secretaries, this list will be updated as the affilations come in to the secretary. Please do keep checking back! The points race was excellent last year so it is well worth your while to get out competing at affiliated shows.

Sunday 24th May 2020, Midleton Agricultural Show

Thursday 9th July 2020 Bannow Rathangan Show

Dublin Horse Show side saddle qualifiers

Ladies’ Side-Saddle
Northern Ireland Festival
Cavan Equestrian Centre, Latt, Co. Cavan
26 April
Paul Smith 0044 7971471267
Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show
Old Dromoland Road, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
3 May
Fiona Duggan 087 6039779 / 087 2858699
Midleton Agricultural Show
Ballinvinny, Glanmire, Co. Cork
24 May
Phyllis Lynch 086 8800103
Lurgan Show
Lurgan Park, Avenue Road, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
BT66 7BD
6 June
Roslyn Ewing 0044 7736 118965