Successful Judges training day

The following judges completed a side saddle judges seminar recently in Kildare and will be added to our judges list:
Marie Byrne – ISH
Mary Anne Casey – ISA
Gwen Murphy – ISA.
Jessica Tanner – ISA.
Anne Shouldice – SSA.
Pat Burne – IPS.
Rachel Manor Hamilton – IPS.
Luke Marley (Claremorris) – ISA. J
Joanne Quirke – ISA. 
Nicola Rodden – SSAI.
Mary Loftus O’Malley – ISA.
Nora Keogh (Dundrum) – Draughts and half breds 0876607517.
Tricia Hoey – IPS/ISA.
Denise Colebrook – ISA IWHA Festival 21 showing.
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Ride Judge List 2018

Side Saddle Association of Ireland Ride Judge List 2018


Robyn Catterall, 136 Navan Fort Road, Armagh, BT604PX. 07710199395


Marian Slattery, Waterpark,  Scarriff, Co Clare. 061 921909, 0866045205.


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


Emma Newsam, 96 Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down BT330JP.  00447591413949

Lesley Webb, Orchard Cottage Stables, Ballykeigle Road, Comber, BT 2355D, 048 97521591/ 0044 7899050144


Amie Garrigan, Baldurgan, Ballyboughal, Dublin. 0861772308

Nicola Roden, 142 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 0868227222.                    


Maeve Carty, Deerpark, Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, 0860712679,

Imelda Lynch, Chantilly Farm, Lackaghmore, Turloughmore, Co. Galway  0876306471

Amory McMahon, Templemartin, Craughwell 0877696669

Grace Maxwell Murphy, Glenn Rua House Stud, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 0876846262


Sarah Conway, Orchard Lodge, Calverstown, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. 0861008574.


Susan Oakes, Croboy Lodge, Johnstown, Kilcarn, Navan, Co. Meath 0860842994  

Joanne Quirke, Tinker’s Lodge, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.  0868660262

Emily Mac Mahon, Lamberstown Stud, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. 0877194812


Rosemary Connors, Woodfield, Woodstown, 051 382134, 0876174834


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

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





*update* Judge’s Day, 5th March

We will run an information and demonstration session for all IPS/ISA etc judges who would like to learn how to judge a side saddle class (in the event of a show being unable to secure a side saddle ride judge). You will learn what to look for in relation to turn out, rider ability, horse turn out, tack, rider’s individual show, ringcraft, which rein to gallop the horses on etc as well as a question and answer session and an information pack. Refreshments will be provided. May we add that gentlemen are also most welcome to avail of the training! It is assumed that you will have already passed a confirmation assessment if you are already on another judging panel so this seminar will be fully focused on the side saddle aspect of the class. You will be added to our side saddle judge list afterward, which is published in the Irish Shows association handbook.

Price: 20 euro

Date: 5th March

Venue: Calverstown, Kilcullen, Kildare. (directions will be text and emailed out to participants after your application form is received).

TIme: 1pm.. If there are sufficient numbers then we will run a second seminar at 3 pm.

All are welcome to attend but only those who are already on a judging panel or who have completed at least two grades of the UK side saddle association exams will be added to our judges list afterwards.

Facilitator: Jennifer Torrance (Payne) who is a former leading rider In England under UK SSA rules.

Please phone Ciara on 0872266321 for any queries.

Click here for an application form which must be returned no later than Friday 26th February with appropriate fees made payable to The Side Saddle Association of Ireland.  side saddle judge training day

UPDATE: 18TH FEBRUARY: Due to a lot of interest in ride judge assessment we have decided to bring an external examiner over from England and we are in the middle of finalising a date and the criteria for the assessment. Please bear with us and we will have more information soon.