A lovely first show

Numbers were slightly down this year, due in part to clashing with a couple of events and party-goers from the night before unable to raise their weary heads, however Judge, Lisa Lane said that she was amazed at the quality of the horses and ponies forward and congratulated all competitors on how they were turned out so early in the season – they had clearly been working hard over the winter.

Adult Champion was Lauren Allin and the ever-consistent Finbarr with Alex St Aubyn and Taffechan Rough Diamond in reserve.  Junior rider Millie Somerfield took Junior Champion at her very first show, having only had four side saddle lessons before-hand.  Her pony Penny has taken to it immediately and these two look set for great success in the future.  Junior Reserve was Ayisha Longdon who has worked really hard with her pony Rebel and they are coming on in leaps and bounds.

Huge thanks to Committee members able to attend today to keep the day running smoothly, to Wellow Equestrian for the use of their facilities and to Mark Fettes of Emmelleff Photography – we can’t wait to see the photos and will post these on-line in due course.

Next Area show is 28th May at Pleasley – pre-entry and entries taken on the day.  Prize money in all classes (check schedule for all details), BBQ, Raffle Prizes, trophies….. spectators welcome.

 

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 […]

Welcome to 2020

Dear Member and Side Saddle Supporter…. delighted to welcome you to the Area for the 2020 season.  We have updated our Schedules page with shows booked so far and our own Area schedules are now live. Hope you see you all out and about and enjoying your side saddle this season. Emma, Chairman

Side Saddle Dash comes to Thorpe Racecourse

We are delighted to confirm that there will be a Side Saddle Dash at the South Notts Hunt Point to Point on Easter Monday, 2nd April, with the Parade commencing at 12 noon, sponsored by the wonderful Water at Work team.  Rider places are limited but we do hope you can all make it on […]