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The United Kingdom is split into 16 areas and there is an additional area, Area 20 that covers the rest of the world. The Council of the Side Saddle Association shall from time to time review the Register of Members to define and name geographical Areas as may be appropriate.

The Side Saddle Association has strong links with Overseas Side Saddle Groups, these groups hold many events where they welcome Members of the Side Saddle Association to join them.

The Council permits Area Committees to be formed within those Areas which shall represent through their respective Chairmen at the Meetings of the Council the interests of the Members who have elected to belong within those Areas. The Constitutions and Rules of Area Committees, and the Area Objectives, Standing Orders and Terms of Reference, shall be defined in a separate form of agreement between each Area Committee and the Side Saddle Association and shall not form a part of the Constitution of the Side Saddle Association.

New Members and existing Members may at any time nominate the Area to which they wish to belong which need not be the Area in which they reside. The Council may alter the boundaries of Areas for the better conduct of the affairs of the Association and where it appears appropriate may revoke the licence of an Area Committee.

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KEY AREA OFFICER UPDATE @ 5th DECEMBER 2016

Following recent 2016 AGM’s the following Areas have a change of Area Officers:

AREA 4:
Caryn Wilkinson has been appointed as Joint Secretary

AREA 6:
Jane Yeoman has retired as Secretary
Helen Thomas has been appointed as Acting Secretary

AREA 11:
Shirley Oultram has retired as Chairman
Hannah Jones has been appointed as Acting Chairman

The Side Saddle Association would like to thank all retiring Officers for their hard work and support to their Area and give a warm welcome to all new Officers

AREA SHOW DATES

AREA 5 SHOWS 2016
To be held at Pittern Hill Stables, Kineton, Warks
Area 5 held their first show of the 2016 season on March 27th, the Judge for the day was S.S.A. President Mrs. R. N. James. It was good to see some new faces and a high standard abounded with some good news stories along the way.
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  • 16th April: Seminar Moreton Morrell. The importance of a correctly fitting saddle (including the use of a mechanical horse). The effect of an ill fitting saddle for horse and rider. Judging the equitation jumping class. What to look for and how to improve your riders. Speakers: Mr. Roger Philpot, Mrs. Janet Senior and Mrs. Ginny Oakley Pope.
  • 24th April: Area 5 Spring Show. Judge. Mrs. Louise Graham.
  • 31 July: Pre Championship Show. Judge Mrs. Amy Bryant - Dowell.
  • 16 October: Masters Show: Judge Miss.Paula Keeley (invited, tbc)
  • 27th November: Strictly Come Dressage (tbc)

AREA 4 SHOWS 2016

Area 4 have had an active start to the 2016 season with a St George's Day Tea Party to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday,  a Clinic plus a Teach-In and Qualifier with lots more events planned.

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OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES

International Side Saddle Show & Polish Championship

The Polish Side Saddle Championships combined with an International Side Saddle Competition took place on the 1st and 2nd of October in Lewada Zakrzów. Side-saddle riding in Poland has been growing in numbers over the last decade, and 24 riders from three countries ( Great Britain, Czech Republic and Poland)  took part in the event. The two-day competition consisted of 16 tests . 

Virginia Bulawa – Dziarmaga  Polish Jumping Champion (left) and Aleksandra Adamczyk Polish Dressage Champion (photo Rozalia Bachula)

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AUSTRALIA – Wendy Tidbold "the last of their kind"

Wendy Tidbold, one of the SSA's Worldwide Contacts from the Queensland Side Saddle Interest Group has recently featured in an article in the Australian Women's Weekly titled The Last of Their Kind. The article focuses on Wendy's work as a saddler. Click here to find out more.

SSA MEMBER PROMOTES SIDE SADDLE RIDING IN JAPAN

Rieko Kikegawa, a Life Member of the Side Saddle Association since 1994 recently took part in a Side Saddle Demonstration to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Niigata racecourse.

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INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION WEEKEND

We were delighted to welcome our guests from overseas who had travelled far and wide to support the event. Please click here for more information

The Spanish Sidesaddle Association held an International Sidesaddle Show in Cordoba during the last weekend of May 2014 , coinciding with the exhibition of the three Riding Schools of "Cordoba Ecuestre", the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art and the Cadre Noir of Saumur that took place in the bullring. A full weekend for sidesaddle riders and horse lovers alike.

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SIDE SADDLE AREA CONTACTS 2014

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Area 1
Chairman: Miss C. Newlands 07703 185573
Area 2
Chairman: Ms. V. Hogg 01670 774763
Area 4
Chairman: Miss D. Atkinson 01638 552320
Area 5
Chairman: Mrs. V. Oakley Pope 01908 543353
Area 6
Chairman: Mrs. A. Dolbey Jones 01291 680126
Area 7
Chairmen: Miss A. Pearce
& Mrs. H. Noad
07966 278864
01454 411201 07801 448659
Area 8
Chairman: Mrs. A. Wells 01959 532191
Area 9
Chairman: Mrs. F.A. Young 01506 873177
Area 10
Chairman: Miss S. Hislam 01202 394707
Area 11
Chairman: Miss H. Jones 07815 954449
Area 12
Chairman: Dr. K. Milbourne 01636 525230
Area 14
Chairman: Miss C. Brown
Mrs P Roberts
07918 649966
01386 834709
Area 16
Chairman: Miss J Gordon  
Area 18
Chairman: Mrs. C.A. Marchbank 01772 601169
Area 19
Chairman: Miss. L. Hanna 07923 572177
Area 20
Overseas Liaison: Mrs C. Hislam 01202 394707
Area 21
Chairman: Mrs. S Anderson 07801 559366

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SSA Celebration Weekend : 2020
National Show : 4 - 6 Aug 2017

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