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).

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

Waterford Country Fair- RDS side saddle qualifier information

Please note that there are 2 RDS Side Saddle Qualifiers being held at Waterford Country Fair on Sun 12 June approximately 12 noon.

Timetable will be advertised nearer to date.

Class 1 Ladies’ side saddle Qualifier

Class 2 Intermediate side saddle Qualifier.

 Entries ON ENTRY FORMS to be with Faith Ponsonby by 19th May. Entry fee €20. Refund on receipt of Vet Cert if horse lame between close of entry and Qualifier.

Waterford Country Fair IPS Show at Mount Congreve Gardens Waterford on

Affiliation forms for show secretaries

To affiliate your show, please return form, affiliation fee and a4 stamped addressed envelope big enough to hold the rosettes, with sufficent stamps for same, to Ciara O’Connell, Suaimhneas, Aughmacart, Cullohill, Co. Laois.

All winners of affiliated ladies and junior side saddle classes in 2016 will qualify for a championship at Iverk Show at the end of August.

2016 Affiliation-Form-Side-Saddle

Important info regarding Intermediate class

Please be advised that anyone intending to enter the ‘intermediate’ side saddle class at the Dublin Horse Show (and the qualifiers for same) must have a current and valid height measurement for their horse marked in their passport- 148cm and over but not exceeding 158cm. This will be checked at the qualifiers when you collect your number and also at the entrance into the Dublin Horse Show. Don’t forget your vaccinations must also be up to date! Please see measuring dates below.


Dates for your 2016 diary

Membership card must be produced at all shows, this list will be updated regularly as affiliated shows and other events come on stream!

30th January: Side Saddle meet with the Kilkenny Foxhounds at Mount Juliet 0872266321

20th February: Side Saddle meet with the Island Foxhounds. Contact: Aubrey Chapman 0879040919

27th February: Side Saddle meet with the Tipperary Foxhounds. Contact: Jacqui Freyne 0872629950

5th March, Judges Training Day, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare : Ciara O’Connell 0872266321

12th March, Kildare Performance Hunter Show, side saddle class over hunting obstacles, contact Sarah Conway 0861008574

25th March (Good Friday) Katie Jerram Showing Clinic at the National Sports Campus in Dublin, Joanne Quirke 0868660262

28th March, (Easter Monday), Kilronan Pony Show in aid of Cancer research, show secretary Suzanne Garrigan  086 3729440 (Dublin)

3rd April: Junior Side saddle training day and ‘have a go’ clinic in Co. Laois. Side saddles will be provided on the day. Ciara O’Connell 0872266321

10th April, Stonehall Harriers hunter show, Limerick has a side saddle class, contact Jodie Moran on 0862595868

14th May, Glamping and 14km cross country trek, The Munny Trail, Co. Wicklow, Ciara O’Connell 0872266321

Armagh County Agricultural Show,
Gosford Forest Park, Co. Armagh
11 June
Bill Leeman 048/028 37522333
Ballivor Horse Show,
Ballivor, Co. Meath
12 June
Peter Dargan 087 2556307
Waterford Country Fair,
Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford
12 June
Jo Breheny 087 2986294
Gorey Agricultural Show,
Gorey, Co. Wexford
18 June
Roy Furney 087 2187802
Galway County Show,
Galway Racecourse, Co. Galway
19 June
Paul O’Shaughnessy 087 2426142

26th June Athlone Show, Ladies, Junior and Working hunter. Gillian Kinehan 086 8521575

2nd July ***RIHS*** Ladies Hunter Qualifier hosted by Equifestival of Ireland at Mullingar Equestrian Centre.

3rd July Side Saddle Summer Show at Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois – Ciara O’Connell 0872266321

20th- 24th July Dublin Horse Show

5th-7th August National Side Saddle Show, Addington, England

14th September- Have a go day, Kilkenny

1st October: Have a go day, Kilcullen

12th November: Side Saddle Cross country competition at Crossogue House, Tipperary

4th December: Side Saddle Race hosted by Tipperary Foxhounds

11th December: Side Saddle Race hosted by Carlow Farmers Hunt

17th December: Side Saddle Meet hosted by Laois Hunt

4th February 2017: Side Saddle Meet hosted by Fingal Harriers