Originally formed as the Ladies Side Saddle Association in1974 by Valerie Francis and Janet Macdonald it has regional areas covering all of the United Kingdom as well as overseas members in many countries.
Through its clear systems and standards for riding, instructing and judging the Association seeks to maintain the highest levels of all aspects related to side saddle.
Members ride a significant range of types and breeds of horse and pony which are often in their second careers and take part in a wide variety of disciplines from showing to Arena Eventing and team chasing. The Association offers members a number of distinct classes including Equitation.
With the partial lifting of lockdown restrictions now allowing for some activity with horses for participants, coaches and venues many SSA Instructors are available for teaching again and Areas are looking at setting up clinics. If you have always wanted to try side saddle why not use this downtime to have a go. A list of SSA Instructors can be found on the Help & Advice page of the SSA Website and a list of Area Contacts on the Areas page.
For more information contact Sally Lane, Hon. General Secretary: