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Founded in 1974 by Miss J. Macdonald and Mrs. V. Francis

PATRON Mrs. T.D. Holderness-Roddam, C.B.E., L.V.O.

VICE-PRESIDENTS Mrs A Derby
Mrs. S. Sherwin
Miss E. Turner

OFFICERS of the SIDE SADDLE ASSOCIATION

PRESIDENT Mrs. R.N. James
12 Salford Close, Welford, Northampton.NN6 6JJ.
Tel: 01858 575300.
Email: mhajames@gmail.com
 

PROFILE:

I have been a Member of the SSA since 1975 and since then have held many positions within the Association, starting as a Regional Representative (in the early days before the UK was divided into Areas), as well as Show Affiliations Officer, National Chairman, Hon. General Secretary, Vice-President and since 2007 it has been my privilege and pleasure to be the Association's President.

I have seen many changes in the past 40 years, not least being the number of people now taking up the art of riding side saddle and particularly the improvement in the standard of side saddle riding and turnout, brought about chiefly by the introduction of Equitation classes by our Founders, but what has not changed is the enthusiasm, helpfulness and friendliness of the Members.

CHAIRMAN Mrs. J. Senior
Manor Grange Stud, Cobcroft Lane, Cridling Stubbs, Knottingley, Wakefield, Yorks.WF11 0AZ.
Tel: 01977 676411
Email: janet@manorgrangestudsc.com
 

PROFILE:

BHS AI (Regd) UKCC Level 2 – SSA A Instructor, Examiner & Judge

I have been a SSA member since 1987 and have been privileged to hold office as a Committee Member in Areas 4 & 19 and Area 19 Chairman 2004 – 2011. Serving on the JET committee from 2004 – 2011 I was JET Chairman from 2011 – 2014. I was an Association Vice Chairman from 2012 – 2014 and was proud to be elected Chairman in 2014.

As a National & International Side Saddle Trainer, Judge, Examiner and competitor, I am passionate about the development and education of the side saddle horse and rider including riders with physical and learning disabilities. My objectives are to promote and protect the Association's heritage whilst safeguarding its future, alongside encouraging developments that will be beneficial to members, at all levels.

VICE-CHAIRMEN Mrs. N. Brown,
Beck Cottage, Great Steeping, Spilsby, Lincolnshire. PE23 5PT.
Tel: 01754 830355.
Email: equestrianhelp@aol.com
 

PROFILE:

I am lucky that I have had the pleasure to ride and care for horses all of my life, they give you so much in return, with a broad spectrum from pony club, hunting, showing - hacks, riding horses, hunters, dressage, race riding flat and hurdle, and the odd bit of show jumping. So I naturally took to teaching - BHS AI, Intermediate Teaching and Stage IV Stable Manager training horses and riders for competition and exams.  My interest in side saddle was sparked when I went to work for Betty Skelton [Harroway House] in 1970 and discovered that they were used for real riding and not just breaking bucking horses and designated to the attic. Their benefits for disabled riders should never be overlooked and they so much improve the average riders astride position and balance when correctly used. I joined the Ladies Side Saddle Association in the early 1980’s and took my side saddle teaching exam in front of two wonderful knowledgeable gentlemen, I was quite terrified as they sat there in their bowler hats studying my every move/word closely, however all was good. Today I teach, judge and examine and talk on side saddle whenever asked and enjoy every minute, especially the 4 year old lead rein rider on a first lesson. So why not join me this year and help preserve the art of graceful riding for the riders of tomorrow.

VICE-CHAIRMEN Mrs. C. Hislam,
48 Queens Park West Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 9DD.
Tel: 01202 394707.
Email: catherine.11@live.co.uk
 

PROFILE:

I live in Bournemouth, on the boundary of Dorset and Hampshire and have been an active member of Area10 for many years, organizing area shows and displays and promoting side saddle whenever possible. I have a keen interest in researching historical costumes, and enjoy finding suitable fabrics and trimmings to make into period costumes for Costume Concours d'Elegance classes. I am passionate about maintaining the standards of the Association whilst being very fortunate, as a Vice Chairman, to be there to help take it towards the next 40 years.

VICE-CHAIRMEN Mrs. J. Pryor,
37 Seven Hills Lane, Little Livermere, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP31 1PX.
Tel: 07801 508072.
Email: rydzanog@rocketmail.com
 

PROFILE:

A side saddle rider since the age of 10, I joined the Association during its first year, becoming a Regional Representative and later an Area Chairman, I have enjoyed many years being involved with all that the SSA now stands for and upholding the British traditions of turnout and style. Always keen on hunting, I prefer to go side saddle and have also hunted in France. Helping others to gain as much enjoyment as I have from their riding through instructing and judging I aim to give constructive advice to those I come into contact with and the SSA has been instrumental in many of my friendships, at home and abroad.

VICE-CHAIRMEN Mrs. A. Sadler,
6 Joyce Villas, Chiddingly Road, Horam, East Sussex, TN21 0JJ.
tEL: 01435 812966. Mobile: 07890 541624.
sadler.a@icloud.com
 

PROFILE:

I have been a Side Saddle Association Member since 1982 and a Judge since 1994. I have served as a committee member, Secretary and Chairman for Area 8. I started the SSA Performance Awards to encourage members to do more than just equitation and also so riders who could not manage to get to our National Show could gain some recognition and a nice rosette and trophy from the National Association. I am thrilled to see the rise in the number of native ponies and stallions being ridden side saddle. I feel myself very fortunate to belong to such a friendly Association which has enabled me to make friends with other side saddle riders from all over the world.

HON. GENERAL SECRETARY Ms S. Lane
The Lodge, Glebe Farm, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire. LE9 6PG
Tel: 01455 208345. Mobile: 07442 504071
Email: secretary@sidesaddleassociation.co.uk
 

PROFILE:

I have been General Honorary Secretary since August 2013 and enjoy the varied aspects of the role.

I have ridden all my life and was an active member of the Atherstone Hunt Pony Club, competing at Area level in both the show jumping and eventing disciplines. Additionally I took my BHSAI and stages 1 to 4 and have taught at numerous Pony Club Camps as well as being a Riding & Road Safety Instructor and Examiner. I regularly hunt, team chase and show in ridden and working hunter classes.

Shortly after joining the SSA I started to learn to ride side saddle which has been an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

HON. TREASURER Mrs. E. Wright
Falthwaite Grange, Falthwaite Green Lane, Hood Green, Barnsley, S75 3HL.
Tel: 07703 319657
Email: treasurer@sidesaddleassociation.co.uk
SSA
 

PROFILE:

In June 2016 I was privileged to have been offered the position of Honorary Treasurer to The Side Saddle Association. Prior to this, I worked for twenty two years as Director and Company Secretary of a construction company where I was responsible for all office duties, finance, book keeping and payroll. In addition, between 2009-2012 I held the position of Honorary Treasurer for my local hunt - The Rockwood Harriers, a very similar role to that of the Treasurer of The Side Saddle Association, albeit on a smaller scale.

I am married with two daughters and live in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I rode as a child and was a member of Wentworth Pony Club. After leaving school I didn't ride again until in my late thirties and since then have focused mainly on hunting. Working for The Side Saddle Association has given me the opportunity to become involved with this elegant and classical equestrian discipline, allowing me to mix work with pleasure.

CO-OPTED MEMBERS of COUNCIL

Chairman of JET
(Judges, Examiners & Training Committee)
Miss D. Atkinson
3 Benefield Road, Moulton, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8SW
Tel: 01638 552320 / 07778 493017
Email: dale_atkinson@btinternet.com

Show Organiser Mrs. C. Excell – Outram, Birley Cottage Farm, Cutthorpe, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7AY.
Tel: 0771 316 7778
Email: admin@nationalsidesaddleshow.co.uk
www.nationalsidesaddleshow.co.uk

OTHER ASSOCIATION CONTACTS (Members' Services)

Advertising in Handbook Ms. S. Lane (as above)

Show Affiliation Officer Mrs. S. Bellow, Elm Farm, Ely Road, Prickwillow, Cambs, CB7 4UJ.
Tel: 01353 688250
Email: showaffiliations@sidesaddleassociation.co.uk

Association Stand Mrs. R.E. Oultram,
Old Hall Farm, Onston, Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2RG.
Tel: 01606 852380.
Email: shirleyoultram@hotmail.com

New Member Liaison Officer Mrs. S. Thorne,
Heygate House, 62 Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, Nr. Loughborough, Leics. LE12 8RZ
Tel: 01509 890735. Mob: 07985 912318.
Email: sue.thorne@middlewoodhall.net

Historians Mrs. J. Bellamy
348 London Road, Mitcham, Croydon, Surrey. CR4 3ND.
Tel: 020 8648 9469

Mrs. J. Pryor
37 Seven Hills Lane, Little Livermere, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP31 1PX.
Tel: 07801 508072
Email: rydzanog@rocketmail.com

Newsletter Editor Mrs L. V. Graham,
The Rosary, Syerston, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NE.
Tel: 01636 525341.
Email: l.v.graham@btinternet.com

Performance Points Awards Sec Mrs. R.Marks-Hubbard,
Hillside Farm, Alkham Valley Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 7EJ.
Tel: 01303 489764.
Email: sidesaddleriding@tiscali.co.uk

Scrapbook Contributions Mrs. A. Say,
100 Ashford Close North, Croesyceilog, Cwmbran, Torfaen, Wales. NP44 2BL.
Tel: 01633 484776.
Email: say@coedyreos.freeserve.co.uk

S.S.A. Logo Range Mrs. P. Robertson,
'Side Saddles', Chestertons, Burnt Hill, Yattendon, Berks, RG18 0XD.
Tel: 01635 201311
Email:phyllierobertson@sidesaddles.co.uk
Website: www.sidesaddles.co.uk

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