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General Membership Information

The Side Saddle Association was formed in 1974.
It aims to encourage and promote the elegant art of riding side saddle.

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP ARE:

  • Part of a unique equestrian discipline with likeminded, welcoming enthusiasts keen to share their experience and offer help and support to each other
  • Your membership helps the Side Saddle Association promote and protect the skill, sport and education of riding side saddle and continue to develop clear systems and standards for riding, welfare, education, instructing and judging and therefore maintain the highest levels of all aspects related to side saddle.
  • Area based local help, advice and encouragement is readily available; as well as access to well organised and insured regional events and activities organised by Area Committees including clinics to assist you in your side saddle journey and develop your skills.
  • Public Liability Insurance cover for all activities organized by the Association for riders and helpers (however, please note riding Members must hold their own third-party liability insurance for themselves and their horses/ponies).
  • Eligibility to compete at the National Side Saddle Show and in the Side Saddle Equitation Championships and for National Show Points Trophies (Life, Full & Junior Members only)
  • Special rosettes in SSA Affiliated classes plus Equitation Championship Qualifier Points Rosettes (Life, Full & Junior Members only)
  • Sponsored classes specifically to be ridden side saddle along with classes in conjunction with other Societies.
  • Members' Handbook with Competition Rules, Newsletters, National Show Schedule and regularly updated online Shows & Fixtures list.
  • List of approved Instructors and facilities offered.
  • Special Classes for Junior Members including lead rein.
  • Facilities to help Members wishing to buy and sell side saddle equipment (special rates for Members).
  • Grade Tests and Instructor Examinations.
  • Probationary Judge Scheme for those who would like to progress to be a Judge
  • Performance Points Awards Scheme (Rules, etc. available on request).
  • Reciprocal Contacts for Overseas Side Saddle Groups.
  • List of Specialist Side Saddle Saddlers
  • Online Equitation Competitions in winter months
  • Arena Eventing Challenge
  • Online question & answer sessions and seminars
  • Access to the 'Members Only' section of the SSA website which includes hints and tips on turnout and preparing for competitions
  • Facebook business and group pages
  • Annual accounts and voting rights at the SSA AGM (not Junior members) as well as Area AGM

The country is divided into Areas: Members may elect to be listed in an Area other than that in which they reside.

Areas each have a Committee and a Chairman who organise Shows, Instructional Courses, Social Events and Grade Tests etc.

Click on the Map (right) to view your areas.

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES/ MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Subscriptions are due on 1st January annually or on joining.
A registration fee of £5.00 is payable on joining, or on renewing after 31st March.

Side Saddle Association You can download a Form here if you prefer to submit your membership via post.

 

There are a number of categories of membership and applications may be made online or via a postal application form accompanied by a cheque. Membership rates and options are detailed in full on the Membership Application Form. The categories of membership are as follows.

Please note all Junior memberships have to be linked to a responsible Adult/ Adult family member who holds Life, Full or Associate membership.

The Side Saddle Association LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Available as online correspondence only (excepting Handbooks and membership cards)
Current age (as on 1st January of current year)
LIFE BAND 1 = 50 plus years - £1,000       
LIFE BAND 2 = 31 - 50 years - £1,250
LIFE BAND 3 = 18 - 30 years - £1,500

The Side Saddle Association FULL MEMBERSHIP
£50 A Full Member and SSA Affiliated competitions and receive SSA special rosettes and participate in all other activities.

The Side Saddle Association ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
£30 Associate membership enables you to be part of and stay connected to side saddle activities. An Associate Member is one who takes part in general Area riding activities but does not compete in SSA Affiliated classes and/or is a side saddle supporter who in addition may choose to take on helper and admin roles to support activities within their Area and the wider Association and be part of behind-the-scenes experiences.

The Side Saddle Association LINKED ADULT PACKAGE
Adult families of a lead Full member (using electronic correspondence and receiving one Handbook per household only) can be added where family members are resident at the same address:

Additional Full Member  £43
Additional Associate Member £23

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LINKED JUNIOR PACKAGE
A Junior Member is eligible to take part in all riding activities and SSA Affiliated competitions and receive SSA special rosettes and participate in all other activities. Junior membership is combined with a linked responsible adult/ adult family member, applications will not be accepted solely for a Junior Member as this is not a stand-alone category (a Junior is aged under 18 on 1st January of current year). One Handbook and one set of correspondence will be sent to each linked Junior package, more than one Junior can be in a single package and each adult and Junior will be issued with their own unique membership number. A choice can be made between Royal Mail and online correspondence (see below).

Full Member and 1 linked Junior - £65
Additional linked Junior Member - £20
Associate Member and 1 linked Junior - £45
Additional linked Junior Member - £20

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OVERSEAS FULL MEMBERSHIP

£55

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OVERSEAS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

£35

The Side Saddle Association OVERSEAS LINKED ADULT PACKAGE
Adult families of a lead Full member (using electronic correspondence and receiving one Handbook per household only) can be added where family members are resident at the same address:
Additional Full Member  - £48
Additional Associate Member - £28

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OVERSEAS LINKED JUNIOR PACKAGE
A Junior Member is one who takes part in general Area riding activities and competes in SSA Affiliated classes and is entitled to SSA special rosettes. Junior membership is combined with a linked responsible adult/ adult family member, applications will not be accepted solely for a Junior Member as this is not a stand-alone category (a Junior is aged under 18 on 1st January of current year). One Handbook and one set of correspondence will be sent to each linked Junior package, more than one Junior can be in a single package and each adult and Junior will be issued with their own unique membership number. A choice can be made between Royal Mail and online correspondence (see below).

Full Member and 1 linked Junior - £70
Additional linked Junior Member - £20
Associate Member and 1 linked Junior - £50
Additional linked Junior Member - £20

MEMBERS PLEASE KEEP THE ASSOCIATION UPDATED

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Have you got married or divorced, changed your telephone number or email address, moved house or got a new bank account? Please inform the Hon. General Secretary of any changes so that we can keep our records fully up to date and keep contact with you so you can get the most from your membership.

 

Contact Information

For further information please contact Sally Lane on 01455 208345 or Email: secretary@sidesaddleassociation.co.uk

The Council of the Side Saddle Association reserves the right to refuse any application for, or renewal of, membership without giving a reason.

 

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MEMBERSHIP DOWNLOADS & LINKS

Online Membership Join Online Side Saddle Association
Direct Debit Form Download Side Saddle Association
Membership Gift Vouchers View Online Side Saddle Association
SSA Shows & Fixtures View Online
SSA Area Contacts View Online
National Show View Online
Overview of Classes & Rules View Online
The Age of Elegance Bronze View Online
Performance Points Awards View Online
Historical Costume Class Guidelines Side Saddle Association
Equitation Class Turnout Guidelines Side Saddle Association

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL BY DIRECT DEBIT

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The Side Saddle Association welcomes membership renewals by Direct Debit.
• A safe method of payment
• A convenient method to pay
• Payment is made automatically
• Renewal not forgotten, misplaced or lost in the post

Payment is collected at the beginning of January each year. A new Direct Debit needs to be set up by 30th November latest.
A Direct Debit Instruction Form can be requested from the Hon. General Secretary OR
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

SSA MERCHANDISE ITEMS

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

The following items are for sale throughout the year, please contact the
Hon. Gen. Secretary for more details:

  • SSA Badges
  • Window Stickers
  • Membership Card Holder
  • Stirrup/Kit Bags
  • Jute Bags
  • LED Light Baseball Cap
  • The BSHA Ladies Show Horse Championship
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    HON. GENERAL SECRETARY
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    Glebe Farm
    Broughton Astley
    Leicestershire
    LE9 6PG
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    Please note that all information is given in good faith: The Side Saddle Association is unable to give specific recommendation to any commercial concern, and can accept no responsibility if Members/Non-members are not fully satisfied. The Side Saddle Association runs a Facebook business page and a closed group; it does not operate any other social media sites including, but not restricted to Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google Plus or YouTube etc and any information that may be shared on these sites does not represent the views of the Association. Download our Social Media Statement Here


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