Katie Jerram Showing Clinic

Showing Supremo Katie Jerram will be back in the National Horse Sport Arena on Friday 25th March 2016 (Good Friday). There will be a mixture of showing, Side Saddle and Working hunter sessions. The price is €50 for mixed groups. Bookings can be made by contacting Joanne at 0868660262. A non refundable booking deposit of €20 is required to confirm your spot. Alternatively you can book your spot today https://www.eventbrite.com/e/katie-jerram-showing-clinic-tickets-8270518343

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

Judge’s training/information session

A judge’s training day will be held on Saturday 5th of March in Co. Kildare to train up judges currently on judging panels such as IPS, ISA, etc so that they can be added to the SSAI’s judging panel. If a show runs into difficulty with finding a side saddle ride judge they will then have a wider selection of judges who will be able to step in to judge a side saddle class and know exactly what to look for in terms of rider ability, turn out, tack, the differences between different side saddle classes, the individual show, and all the small details which are so important. There will also be a question and answer session and a mounted display with the trainer explaining all the finer details of the rules and what to look for. There will be a small fee and attendees will be given an information pack and refreshments. Further information from Ciara O’Connell 0872266321.

Side saddle hire now open

We have decided to open the Summer side saddle hiring season very early this year, so saddles are now available to rent to members for the upcoming showing season. There are also a limited number of habits available to rent. We are always looking for new members and more support for side saddle showing classes. Please phone Julie Brindley without delay on 0872803990 in order to organise a saddle fitting if you would like to hire. Membership forms and saddle hire forms are available on www.ssaireland.com, please include a large stamped addressed envelope with your membership form and ensure that you have the correct insurance cover arranged for hiring the saddle (Julie will advise).


Cross country and glamping weekend

We will be visiting the Munny Trail in Co. Wicklow for a 12 mile side saddle trek with lots of cross country jumping on Saturday 14th May 2016 followed by an over night stay in glamping accommodation on site. Stabling and paddocks are available for horse accommodation! Pricing and further details will be updated soon. Please see our facebook page for further information.