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.
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.
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
|Bill Leeman||048/028 37522333|
|Ballivor Horse Show,
Ballivor, Co. Meath
|Peter Dargan||087 2556307|
|Waterford Country Fair,
Curraghmore Estate, Co. Waterford
|Jo Breheny||087 2986294|
|Gorey Agricultural Show,
Gorey, Co. Wexford
|Roy Furney||087 2187802|
|Galway County Show,
Galway Racecourse, Co. Galway
|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, 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.