Side Saddle Hire 2022

We have a small selection of junior side saddles available for hire for showing on a seasonal basis from 1st March to 1st October (i.e. no hunting). All terms and conditions are listed in the contract below. If you are interested in hiring a side saddle, please contact Julie Brindley on 087 2803990 via text/ whatsapp and she will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that we no longer hire out adult/ horse side saddles.


Show Affiliation 2022 available online

Dear Show Secretaries,
I would like to draw your attention to our show affiliation process for 2022, we have a new simple online format at where you can register your show with us, click on ‘Events’ and then ‘Register Your Show’, add a class and then there will be an option to add other classes. The wording for your show schedule is included in the process. Click on whichever classes you would like to affiliate. This can be either paid for online with a debit or credit card, or by forwarding a cheque made payable to Side Saddle Ireland. Please note this is applicable for shows in the Republic of Ireland only. 
We ask that if you are running a side saddle class that you would affiliate it to our club so that our members may gain points towards our annual awards.  Any members that compete in our affiliated classes are also covered by our own club insurance which we renew every year.
When we receive your affiliation form and fee we will advertise your classes on our busy facebook page and on our website and we will post your rosettes to you.
If you have any questions at all please send me a text on 0872266321 and I will phone you back as quickly as possible to give you any help I can.
Best wishes and good luck with your show,
Kind Regards,
Ciara O’Connell

Ride Judge List 2024

Side Saddle Association of Ireland Ride Judge List 2024 updated 05/03/2024


Robyn Catterall, 136 Navan Fort Road, Armagh, BT604PX. 07710199395


Marian Slattery, Waterpark,  Scarriff, Co Clare. 061 921909, 0866045205.


Annie Prendergast, Burgatia, Roscarbery, Co. Cork, 0879255706


Emma Newsam, 96 Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down BT330JP.  00447591413949

Lesley Webb, Orchard Cottage Stables, Ballykeigle Road, Comber, BT 2355D, 048 97521591/ 0044 7899050144

Julie Donaghy Simpson, 63, Lisnavaragh Road, Scarva, Craigavon BT63NZ, Phone 00447508938236


Amie Garrigan, Baldurgan, Ballyboughal, Dublin. 0861772308

Suzanne Garrigan can accompany as conformation judge 086 3729440


Maeve Carty, Deerpark, Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, 0860712679,

Imelda Lynch, Chantilly Farm, Lackaghmore, Turloughmore, Co. Galway  0876306471

Amory McMahon, Templemartin, Craughwell 0877696669

Grace Maxwell Murphy, Glenn Rua House Stud, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 0876846262


Amy Kinane, Newtown Lodge, Durrow Co. Laois, R32X7RF,

086 0707114 / e-mail:


Susan Oakes, Croboy Lodge, Johnstown, Kilcarn, Navan, Co. Meath 0860842994  

Joanne Quirke, Tinker’s Lodge, Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath.  0868660262

Emily Mac Mahon, Lamberstown Stud, Kilmessan, Co. Meath. 0877194812


Rosemary Connors, Woodfield, Woodstown, 051 382134, 0876174834

Claire Connors 0871353505

Sarah Conway, 0861008574. Now based in England- TCEH, Stratford Bridge, Ripple, Naunton, GL 206HE, United Kingdom


Megan Connell, Ballymorin, Rathconrath, Mullingar, Westmeath 089 4835839,


Mary Rothwell, Greenhall, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, 0879626015

Jennifer Kennedy Bray, 29 Charvey Court, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.  087 6815817

RDS Side Saddle Qualifier Dates

Sunday 5th June: Raheenadaw Show, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.                                Contact Emily Corrigan 0868484552

Saturday 11th June. Armagh County Agricultural Show, Co. Armagh.                        Contact Flo McCall  +44 (0) 79 7727 5160

Sunday 19th June. Athlone Agricultural Show, Co. Westmeath .                                      Contact David Fenton 0876992394

Sunday 26 June. Charleville Show, Co. Cork.                                                        Contact Eleanor Fleming 086 4000325

Saturday 2 July. Flavours of Fingal County Show, Swords, Co. Dublin.                        Contact John Lyons 086 2604008

Please support Side Saddle Ireland by paying your membership in advance of competing this summer and don’t forget to keep a record of your shows for our points awards.