Patron: Mrs. T.D. Holderness-Roddam, C.B.E., L.V.O.
President: Mrs. R.N. James
In 1974, Janet Macdonald and Valerie Francis wrote a letter
to “Horse & Hound” hoping to gather a band of
like-minded enthusiasts to keep alive a dying art.
From this, the “Side Saddle Association” was
born and over the years has become respected throughout the
UK and abroad, evolving into the Association we know today,
with over 1200 members, including Junior and Overseas members.
The three day National Side Saddle Show is held in August,
with classes open to all side saddle riders from the UK and
Overseas. The Show also hosts The Side Saddle Association’s
If you have never ridden “side saddle” it is
never too late to learn, you and your equine friend will feel
elegant, poised and special!