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General Membership Information

The Side Saddle Association aims to encourage and promote the practice of riding side saddle. The benefits of membership are:

1. Eligibility to compete in the Side Saddle Equitation Championships.
2. Special rosettes and trophies.
3. Sponsored classes specifically to be ridden side saddle.
4. Members' Handbook with Competition Rules, Show & Fixture List, Newsletters & National Show Schedule.
5. List of approved Instructors and facilities offered
6. Special Classes for Junior Members.
7. Facilities to help Members wishing to buy and sell side saddle equipment.
8. Insurance cover for all activities organised by the Association.
9. Grade Tests and Instructor Examinations.
10. Performance Points Awards Scheme.
11. Reciprocal Contacts for Overseas Side Saddle Groups.

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.

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:

The Side Saddle Association LIFE MEMBERSHIP (ADULTS) OVERSEAS & UK: FULL MEMBERSHIP
LIFE MEMBERS and FULL MEMBERS receive all the benefits and privileges of Membership including eligibility to receive Championship Points and S.S.A. rosettes in Equitation Qualifying Classes.

The Side Saddle Association JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP
A JUNIOR MEMBER is a Member aged under eighteen on 1st January of the current year. A Junior Member must have attained their 5th birthday by 1st January of the current year in order to compete in S.S.A. affiliated classes and to be able to receive Championship Points and S.S.A. rosettes in Equitation Qualifying Classes. A Junior Member may not vote at General Meetings.

The Side Saddle Association FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
Available to families of Full Members using online correspondence and receiving one Handbook per household only, must be resident at same address.

The Side Saddle Association ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER receives the same benefits as a Full member but may not receive Championship Points or S.S.A. rosettes in Equitation Qualifying Classes.

The Side Saddle Association OVERSEAS FULL MEMBERSHIP

The Side Saddle Association OVERSEAS JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

The Side Saddle Association OVERSEAS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

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

 

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 SHOW AFFILIATIONS POSITION

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IS LOOKING FOR A WELL ORGANISED PERSON TO MANAGE THE SHOW AFFILIATION PROCESS FOR THE 2020 SEASON ONWARDS, COMMENCING FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2019

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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 The Broadband & Phones Ladies Show Horse Championship
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    Click Here for 2016 Results

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    NATIONAL SIDE SADDLE SHOW


    We would like to thank you all for attending the 2018 National Side Saddle Show organised by the NSSSG. We look forward to welcoming competitors back in 2019 Read More... The Side Saddle Association

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    COMPETITION DIARY 2019


    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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    HON. GENERAL SECRETARY
    Ms S M Lane
    The Lodge
    Glebe Farm
    Broughton Astley
    Leicestershire
    LE9 6PG
    Telephone: 01455 208345
    Mobile: 07442 504071
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    COMPETITIONS & SHOWS

    Shows & Fixtures
    National Side Saddle Show
    Affiliating your Show
    SSA Judges' Panel
    Affiliated Show Mark Sheets
    BSHA Ladies Show Horse Championship
    Performance Points Awards

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    KEY DIARY DATES

    45th AGM : AGM 15 March 2020
    SSA Celebration Weekend : 2020
    National Show : 2 – 4 August 2019

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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 does not operate any social media sites including, but not restricted to, Facebook, Twitter, 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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