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

***RDS QUALIFIERS***
Armagh County Agricultural Show,
Gosford Forest Park, Co. Armagh
Sat.
11 June
Bill Leeman 048/028 37522333
Ballivor Horse Show,
Ballivor, Co. Meath
Sunday
12 June
Peter Dargan 087 2556307
Waterford Country Fair,
Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford
Sunday
12 June
Jo Breheny 087 2986294
Gorey Agricultural Show,
Gorey, Co. Wexford
Sat.
18 June
Roy Furney 087 2187802
Galway County Show,
Galway Racecourse, Co. Galway
Sunday
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

THE FANIA MAHONY MEMORIAL CUP-TATTERSALLS WARD UNION HUNT SHOW

THE FANIA MAHONY MEMORIAL CUP-TATTERSALLS WARD UNION HUNT SHOW, Sunday 29th July.
Fania Mahony, born in 1936 in County Derry, was one of the Side-Saddle Association’s founding members, her keen interest in horses developed from an early age. This interest continued on into adulthood where both she and her husband, Denis, set up Carrickhill Stud in Portmarnock, County Dublin, where numerous top class show ponies were bred and went on to great success.
One of her most noted accomplishments was being a very talented side-saddle rider. Her elegance and poise were seen on numerous occasions while she successfully competed at The Royal Dublin Horse Show. Her sad passing in 2007 brought great sorrow to the equestrian world, thankfully her legacy continues on in the Ladies Side-Saddle Class at the annual Tattersalls Ward Union Hunt Show in Ratoath Co. Meath. The competitors in this class are not only competing for the opportunity to qualify for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show 2012 but the winner will receive The Fania Mahony Memorial Cup ,which has been kindly presented by the Mahony Family. For any side-saddle rider to have their name inscribed on this beautiful cup would be an honour.