• Welcome to Area 12 Side Saddle Association

    Covering Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire

  • Welcome to Area 12 Side Saddle Association

    A great family of Side Saddle Riders

  • Welcome to Area 12 Side Saddle Association

    Home to many successful riders

  • Welcome to Area 12 Side Saddle Association

    Gentlemen always welcome!

Latest News

NATIONAL EQUINE FORUM – Three awe-inspiring people shortlisted for equestrian award

Three remarkable individuals have been shortlisted for the prestigious National Equine Forum (NEF) Sir Colin Spedding Award 2017. The award is presented annually to an outstanding and as yet unrecognised individual or organisation that has made an important contribution to the equestrian world. The three nominees for the 2017 award are fire and rescue expert […]

Your 2016/2017 Committee

Thank you to all Members who turned out for the Committee Meeting on Saturday evening.  For those of you who were unable to attend the Committee nominated are as follows: Chairman – Karen Milbourne Secretary – Zoe Bateson Treasurer – Nigel McKenna Committee: Hazel Allin Emma Brown Alex Molesworth Kerry Harrison Barbara Wale Mary Tonks […]

Area 12 AGM

Just a quick reminder that the Area AGM is being held on Saturday 19th November at Coddington, Newark, Notts.   Start time is 7pm prompt. Please ensure you let the Secretary know if you are attending or not attending so we have an idea of numbers on the evening.  

Meet The Team

Your Area 12 Committee

Karen Milbourne

Chairman

Karen Milbourne

Chairman

Karen has been Chairman of Area 12 for a number of years. She is a regular on the side saddle circuit with George.

Zoe Bateson

Secretary

Zoe Bateson

Secretary

Zoe recently took over the role of Secretary of Area 12 SSA. A keen rider from the age of 5, Zoe also owns and runs Equestrian Life Magazine. Can frequently been seen at shows grooming for her Daughter.

Nigel McKenna

Treasurer

Nigel McKenna

Treasurer

Nigel has the role of Treasurer for Area 12 SSA. Nigel will often be found supporting his wife who competes side saddle and also assisting at Area shows throughout the season.

Hazel Allin

Committee Member

Hazel Allin

Committee Member

Hazel Allin needs no introduction to Area 12 members. An active competition rider both side saddle and astride, Hazel also runs a very successful Riding School in Nottinghamshire

Alexandra Molesworth

Committee Member

Alexandra Molesworth

Committee Member

Alex has been riding side saddle for three seasons - enjoying great success at local, County and National level.

Dawn Longdon

Committee Member

Dawn Longdon

Committee Member

Dawn is Mum of Area 12 Member, Ayisha. Dawn used to attend Area 12 events from the age of 10. She worked as an electrical engineer for Bae, Airbus UK and Westland helicopter and
8 years ago started working for the railway as a signalling engineer,
Dawn has had ponies and horses for the last 8 years after not having any since prior to leaving school.

Mary Tonks

Committee Member

Mary Tonks

Committee Member

Mary has been involved in side saddle for about 4 years. She tried it at an Eland lodge 'have a go day' and became hooked! She competed at the Nationals in 2014.
She competes on her two mares and tries to get out and about as much as possible! When not competing side saddle riding she enjoys dressage and hacking.

Kerry Harrison

Committee Member

Kerry Harrison

Committee Member

Kerry started riding side saddle just over a year ago.

Emma Brown

Committee Member

Emma Brown

Committee Member

Better known as 'Queenie' Emma can often be found blazing a trail out with the Quorn hunt or teaching. A long-standing member of Area 12, Emma is also a popular Instructor

Barbara Wale

Committee Member

Barbara Wale

Committee Member

Barbara is a huge supporter of Side Saddle, a newly qualified Judge herself, she can be regularly found out and about at shows around the region.

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About Us

The Side Saddle Association was formed in 1974 and currently has over 1200 members. The aim of the Association is to keep alive the art of side saddle riding, promote its popularity and provide education and instruction. Welcome to the Area 12 SSA Website. The UK is divided into areas. Area 12 is made up of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. We hold regular shows, clinics and events, and have members who hunt, team chase and compete in everything from showing to dressage and show jumping. This website is for all Area 12 members, and anybody with an interest in riding side saddle. Help us to make it a useful and informative site by submitting your ideas, news, results, photographs and adverts to secretary@area12ssa.co.uk Further information is contained on the following pages. Venues and a list of Area 12 officials are listed on the Contacts and Links page.

Show Results

Results – Southwell Ploughing Match – 24th September

Concours D’elegance  1st Kirsty Heathcote, Rhapsody in blue; 2nd Lauren Hill, The Ark Royal; 3rd Chantelle Smith, Rosheen Prince Equitation 1st Rebecca Mawer, Park Potion; 2nd Lauren Hill, The Ark Royal; 3rd Kirsty Heathcote, Rhapsody in Blue  Best Horse or Pony 1st Louise Graham, Corileas Imp; 2nd Rebecca Mawer, Park Potion Best Ladies Hunter 1st […]

Results – Pre-Champs Show – Sunday 3rd July

Open Style and Appearance 1st Jana Carney, Jacko; 2nd Ayisha Longdon, Fenrose Silver Rebel Junior Equitation 1st Jana Carney, Jacko 2nd Ayisha Longdon, Rebel Best Turned Out : Jana Carney Young Rider : Jana Carney Concours d’elegance 1st Rebecca Mawer, Park Potion Adult Intermediate Equitation 1st Lisa Lane, Brooklyn Man 2nd Jasmine Carney, Murphy 3rd […]

Results – Area 12 Summer Show

Results – Summer Show – Sunday 29th May 2016 Class 1 Open Style and Appearance SS 1st Stacey Smith, Just A Rumour, 2nd Yvonne Bacon, Bertie; 3rd Ella-Rose Kinton, Zermes AS 1st Amanda Chatfield, Kingsclough Masquerade; 2nd Chloe Dyche, Lindhurst Limited Edition; 3rd Sophie Webster, Lucek; 4th Kat Mallendar, Ducal Silver Heights; 5th Ayisha Longdon, […]

Find an Instructor

Local and regional instructors

Miss J Boardman

DERBYSHIRE

Miss J Boardman

DERBYSHIRE

The Farmhouse, Lower Barmoor
Farm, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8EY. 07813 242511.
juliaboardman@googlemail.com * OS, J, HS, L, HA, SS, XC,
RD (Regd)

Charlie L Parkin

DERBYSHIRE

Charlie L Parkin

DERBYSHIRE

2 Fairview Rise, Crich, Matlock,
Derbyshire DE4 5DA. 07878 348631.
cocobl72@googlemail.com * SS, RD

Mrs Nadya Brown

LINCOLNSHIRE

Mrs Nadya Brown

LINCOLNSHIRE

BHS BHSAI IIT SMIV, Beck Cottage,
Great Steeping, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5PT. 01754
830355. equestrianhelp@aol.com ** LY, IS, OS, L, J, R,
RD 2015

Dot Parker

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Dot Parker

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

BHSAI, The Birches, Costock Road,
Wysall, Nottinghamshire NG12 5QT. 01509 880504 / 07909
802763. dparker@dmu.ac.uk * OS, J, HS, V, HA

Donita Welch

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Donita Welch

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

BHSII (Regd), Pleasley Park Farmhouse,
Wood Lane, Pleasley Vale, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
NG19 8RY. 01623 748494/07764 951208.
donitawelch@gmail.com * OS, L, HA, R, RD

Miss Emma Brown

LEICESTERSHIRE

Miss Emma Brown

LEICESTERSHIRE

The Barn, Seagrave Grange, Big Lane,
Seagrave, Leicestershire LE12 7BG. 07771 984823.
emmacb6969@yahoo.com ** OS, XC, L, HA, J, HS, SS, RD

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