for side saddle?
British Horse Society organises taster day
to the generosity of several senior Side Saddle Association (SSA)
instructors, The British Horse Society (BHS) East of England Region
are able to organise an annual taster day for riders from the area
and surrounding counties wanting to try side saddle. This year the
event takes place at Writtle College, Chelmsford in Essex, on Tuesday
6 April with Trish Drake, a leading side saddle judge and instructor.
Attendees just need to present themselves, suitably clothed, and
the BHS does the rest.
SSA provides the saddles and Writtle College kindly provides the
horses. The day is split into two sessions, the morning for those
who have ridden side saddle before and the afternoon for those for
whom this is a brand new experience.
well as learning a new skill, those attending can benefit from a
short demonstration by a leading side saddle rider and learn how
to fit the saddle.
event is a great way to try something different, or even makes for
a special occasion present. Cost is just £35 for BHS and SSA
members and £40 for others. Places are limited to eight per
session so early application is advised. Send an sae and cheque,
made payable to BHS Eastern Region Training Fund, to Anthea Freemantle,
Thornycroft, Hargrave, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5HX or contact
Anthea on (tel: 01284 851051).