Affiliated Classes 2018

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK AS THE LIST IS UPDATED WHENEVER A NEW AFFILIATION COMES IN. Updated 30th May 2018.

20th May. Bandon Ag Show. Side Saddle Versatility.

27th May Midleton Show, Junior and Ladies Classes ***2018 SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

9th June. Armagh Ag Show. Intermediate and Ladies RDS qualifier Classes.

10th June. Waterford Country Fair. Intermediate and Ladies RDS qualifier CLasses.

16th and 17th June. Cork Summer Show. Intermediate and Ladies classes.

23rd June. Flavours of Fingal Show. Side Saddle Versatility Class.

23rd and 24th June. Charleville Ag Show. Junior, Intermediate and Ladies Classes. Intermediate and Ladies are RDS qualifiers.

1st July Stradbally Family Fair. Side Saddle Versatility Class.

1st July Longford Show. Side Saddle Versatility Class.

7th July. Killusty Pony Show, Junior and Versatility Classes.

21/22 July Tattersalls Ireland July Show. Ladies Side Saddle Class.

6th August Tinahely Show

19th August: Tullow Show. Junior and Side Saddle Versatility Class.

2nd September. Royal Meath Show Trim. Junior and Ladies Classes.

Class Wording for Shows

Class wording

Junior Side Saddle Class, affiliated to Side Saddle Ireland: To be ridden side saddle by riders under 20 on 1st January on ponies not exceeding 153cm. The class shall be judged on manners, conformation, way of going, and rider’s ability. Riders must wear an approved harnessed hat. A Side Saddle Ireland rosette will be presented to the 4 highest placed members in the class (wearing their membership badge). A Best Rider rosette will be presented to the ‘Best Rider’ wearing their membership badge.

Ladies Side Saddle Class, affiliated to Side Saddle Ireland: To be ridden side saddle by ladies in hunting costume. The horses shall be judged on the basis of elegant appearance, perfect manners and ability to give the judge a smooth ride.  Riders must be aged 16 years or over on the 1st of January of the current year on horses exceeding 153cm. A Side Saddle Ireland rosette will be presented to the 4 highest placed members in the class (wearing their membership badge). A Best Rider rosette will be presented to the ‘Best Rider’ wearing their membership badge.

Ladies Side Saddle Versatility Class, affiliated to Side Saddle Ireland: To be ridden side saddle by ladies in hunting costume. For horses 148 cm and over, riders must have reached their 14th 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). A Side Saddle Ireland rosette will be presented to the 4 highest placed members in the class (wearing their membership badge). A Best Rider rosette will be presented to the ‘Best Rider’ wearing their membership badge.

RDS Ladies Side-Saddle Qualifier (only to be used by those shows chosen by the RDS to host a qualifier): Mare or Gelding, 5 years old or over. To be ridden side-saddle by riders who have attained their 16th birthday by 1 January 2018. Aim: To promote, present and preserve the art of side-saddle riding. Rules: The rider’s ability and turnout, and the way of going, manners, conformation and movement of the horse will be considered as part of the adjudication. A Side Saddle Ireland rosette will be presented to the 4 highest placed members in the class (wearing their membership badge). A Best Rider rosette will be presented to the ‘Best Rider’ wearing their membership badge. Side Saddle Ireland will also commission a special rosette for each member who qualifies for Dublin. Affiliated to Side Saddle Ireland.

RDS Intermediate Side-Saddle qualifier: (only to be used by those shows chosen by the RDS to host a qualifier): MARE or GELDING, 5 years old or over. 148cms or over but not exceeding 158cms. To be ridden side-saddle by riders who have attained their 14th birthday by 1 January 2017. Aim: To promote, present and preserve the art of side-saddle riding. Rules: The rider’s ability and turnout, and the way of going, manners, conformation and movement of the horse will be considered as part of the adjudication. Exhibits in the Intermediate Side-Saddle qualifiers must have a current and valid height measurement under the Show Jumping Ireland / Irish Pony Society measurement scheme and their passports must be available on arrival for inspection. A Side Saddle Ireland rosette will be presented to the 4 highest placed members in the class (wearing their membership badge). A Best Rider rosette will be presented to the ‘Best Rider’ wearing their membership badge. Side Saddle Ireland will also commission a special rosette for each member who qualifies for Dublin. Affiliated to Side Saddle Ireland.

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.

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