Side Saddle Judge:
Hon Mrs Dawn Gooch
Affiliations: Side Saddle Association
Qualifiers: SSA Equitation championship
27. Equitation Championship Open qualifying class: Run under SSA Rules defined in the current Members’ Handbook. Open to SSA Members and Non-Members. Members carrying their current Championship Points Cards are eligible for SSA rosettes to 3rd Adult and 3rd Junior places and SSA Championship Points. Class may be split into adult and junior if numbers allow. Southernden Farm offers a rosette to the highest placed Member aged under 14 on 1st January of the current year. A rosette in memory of The Late Mr R Philpot is offered to the Adult Member and Manor Grange Stud Show Centre to the Junior Member, judged to be the best turned out.
28. Side Saddle Costume Concours d’Elegance
The Surrey Union Perpetual Challenge Cup for the winner of this class.
The sole criterion for this class is the elegance of the picture presented by horse/pony and rider and the way of going of the horse/pony. Safe tack must be used. Detailed inspection of the rider’s period costume is not required. Fancy dress is not permitted. Competitors are required to walk, trot and canter. No individual show is required, but the judge may ask small groups of 3 or 4 riders to give short displays. A special rosette will be awarded to the highest placed adult and junior members of the Side Saddle Association. carrying their current Championship points card. Juniors must wear hats to current safety standard or above for this class. Adult riders not wearing such hats do so at their own risk. Competitors should produce a brief resume of their costume for the commentator.