*update* Judge’s Day, 5th March

We will run an information and demonstration session for all IPS/ISA etc judges who would like to learn how to judge a side saddle class (in the event of a show being unable to secure a side saddle ride judge). You will learn what to look for in relation to turn out, rider ability, horse turn out, tack, rider’s individual show, ringcraft, which rein to gallop the horses on etc as well as a question and answer session and an information pack. Refreshments will be provided. May we add that gentlemen are also most welcome to avail of the training! It is assumed that you will have already passed a confirmation assessment if you are already on another judging panel so this seminar will be fully focused on the side saddle aspect of the class. You will be added to our side saddle judge list afterward, which is published in the Irish Shows association handbook.

Price: 20 euro

Date: 5th March

Venue: Calverstown, Kilcullen, Kildare. (directions will be text and emailed out to participants after your application form is received).

TIme: 1pm.. If there are sufficient numbers then we will run a second seminar at 3 pm.

All are welcome to attend but only those who are already on a judging panel or who have completed at least two grades of the UK side saddle association exams will be added to our judges list afterwards.

Facilitator: Jennifer Torrance (Payne) who is a former leading rider In England under UK SSA rules.

Please phone Ciara on 0872266321 for any queries.

Click here for an application form which must be returned no later than Friday 26th February with appropriate fees made payable to The Side Saddle Association of Ireland.  side saddle judge training day

UPDATE: 18TH FEBRUARY: Due to a lot of interest in ride judge assessment we have decided to bring an external examiner over from England and we are in the middle of finalising a date and the criteria for the assessment. Please bear with us and we will have more information soon.