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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 - Retired President

Side Saddle Key Events 2019

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:

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17th March 2019 SSA AGM HON. GENERAL SECRETARY Tel: 01455 208345

30-31st March 2019

Spring Show & Seminar in Poland

Miss Aleksandra Adamczyk, Toporzysko 454, Jordanow, Poland, 34-240, (0048)532154296, or aslan6@op,pl,

25th April 2019

Opening of The Exhibition of A Brief History of The Side Saddle - Exhibition runs from 26 April to 10 July

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Location: Museum of the Horse, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire  

8-9th June 2019

International Side Saddle Cup and Polish Side Saddle Championship

Mrs Virginia Bulawa-Dziarmaga, Borkowice 70/2, Skorogoszcz 49-345, Woj Opolskie,Poland, 49-345, (0048) 664906069, or,

15-16th June 2019

Concours International d@Equitation en Amazone

Location: Le Haras National du Pin, 61310 Le Pin au Haras, France  

5th October 2019

11th Czech National Side Saddle Championship 2019

Ms Kamila Rohánková, 2504/20 Bašteckého, Praha 5, Czech Republic, 15500, 00420 6021 70517,,

2nd - 3rd May 2020 International Side Saddle Celebration Weekend HON. GENERAL SECRETARY Tel: 01455 208345
Location: Aintree Equestrian Centre,Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road Aintree Liverpool L9 5AS

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A list of local accommodation can be found on the Aintree website.

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