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Side Saddle Education Day

Wednesday 21st March 2012 at West Wilts. Equestrian Centre, Holt near Melksham, in Wiltshire. The Society of Master Saddlers held a Side-Saddle Education Day in conjunction with, and partly sponsored by, The Side Saddle Association to mark the Chairmanship of The Side Saddle Association by Shirley Oultram.

The programme included: A Side-Saddle riding demonstration with commentary.

Discussions with tree and material manufacturers/suppliers. A lecture and discussion on side-saddle repairs and refurbishments with Richard Godden. The 45 attendees then split into groups for a practical session with horses and discussed with experienced saddlers and side-saddle riders the importance of correct saddle fit.

At the end of the day there was an opportunity to "Have a go" for those not familiar with side-saddle riding'.