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Annual General Meeting


One of the highlights of the Association's calendar is the Annual General Meeting. Since 1975 I have attended every one and if my memory serves me right, the 1975 one was held at Miss Sylvia Stanier's home in Northamptonshire, where after the Meeting she gave demonstrations of long reining and liberty work with her stallions. Over the years the venue of the AGM has moved around the country and the Association has tried to provide entertainment after the AGM. Many will remember the hotly contested Pas Seul and Pas de Deux competitions which were held at Stoneleigh in the days when there was a permanent indoor school there.

Some people said that with the introduction of the Postal Vote for the Officers, attendance at the AGM would drop. This has not proved the case, as in 2012 - the first time postal voting was used, 102 attended (one less than the previous year), and this year 100 attended. The record attendance was in 1999, the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Association, when 155 attended the AGM held at Saddlers' Hall by kind invitation of the Master and Wardens.

Over the past seven years we have been privileged to hold our AGM at Hogarths Hotel by kind invitation of Helena Hogarth, a long standing Member. The elegantly served lunch, held in the hotel overlooking grounds resplendent with daffodils and other spring flowers, is a far cry from the "Bring and Buy" lunches held at Stoneleigh some 20 years ago!

Maureen James - President

Side Saddle Key Events 2017

During the year we run a variety of events. Please note that whilst most events are open to members and non-members, if space is limited members of the Side Saddle Association may get preference. The list is updated regularly so please keep checking.

If you would like your event to be considered for this page, simply download the form below, complete and return to Sally Lane on email: secretary@sidesaddleassociation.co.uk

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2017 CALENDAR

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19th March 2017 SSA AGM HON. GENERAL SECRETARY. Tel: 01455 208345
Location: Hogarths Hotel, Solihull Email: secretary@sidesaddleassociation.co.uk

1st-2nd April 2017 Amazones de France Side Saddle Weekend (Deuxièmes Rencontres autour de l'amazone)
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Location: château du Plessis-Bourré (Anjou, close to Angers), France International side saddle riders, trade stands and visitors will be more than welcome.

9th April 2017

The Southdown & Eridge Hunt Inagrual Side Saddle Dash

deena@poultonmanagement.co.uk
Location: Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DB. Click here for more information

15th April 2017 Judge, Instructor & Member Conference
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Location: Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire  

17-18th June 2017 Europ'amazones Competition
FURTHER DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED
Location: Haras du Pin, France

7 October 2017 Side Saddle Association Dinner Dance
 
Ullesthorpe Court Hotel, Ullesthorpe, Leic There is a discounted rate for rooms, please contact hotel directly and quote "Side Saddle Association" as the group name and the date of the event 7th October 2017 - Click here for more information.

Spring 2018 Judge & instructor Seminar
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Location: Area 8  

Do you know what goes on behind the scenes to set up and run a Grade/ Examination Day Click here to find out more

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SAFETY HATS FOR 2017

Correctly secured Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet one of the following Current Safety Standards MUST be worn by all Junior Riders and Adults where indicated in the competition rules: All PAS 015; VG1; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards. In addition the new BS/EN standard will be allowed, once approved with the finalised number being advised in due course. Please note that from the 1st January 2017 the list of standards no longer includes BS/EN1384: 1996 or 2012 (or prior year suffix).  The new European standard will be allowed once finalised and will be advised in due course.

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NATIONAL SIDE SADDLE SHOW


We would like to thank you all for attending the 2016 National Side Saddle Show organised by the NSSSG. We look forward to welcoming competitors back in 2017 Read More... The Side Saddle Association

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MEMBERSHIP - JOIN NOW!


The Side Saddle Association aims to encourage and promote the practice of riding side saddle. There are a number of categories of membership and application may be made online Read More... The Side Saddle Association

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COMPETITION DIARY 2017


The Association offers a wide variety of classes, to suit all standards of rider and horse/pony to encourage and give all side saddle riders the opportunity to participate in a range of disciplines Read More... The Side Saddle Association

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41st AGM : 20 March 2016
SSA Celebration Weekend : 2020
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