Thursday, October 27, 2011

Come and see us at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!

The Ontario Sidesaddle Association will be part of the Spirit of the Horse exhibition sponsored by the Ontario Equestrian Federation at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, November 4-13, 2011, Exhibition Place, Toronto.   Now a Royal tradition, this feature captures the hearts and minds of visitors each year.  Demonstrations feature riding techniques and training, horse whisperer demonstrations, horse breed trivia, and much more! 

OSA will be presenting information on english and western sidesaddle riding, saddle fitting and riding habits.  The schedule is still to be finalized, so watch the site for information, or stop by the OEF booth during your Royal visit.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Auctioned Sidesaddle Goes for $650

For all of you who may be wondering about the sidesaddle that was being sold at the auction at Tralee on Saturday, October 1 along with Dr. Cormack's notable carriage collection, I did attend and was actually planning to bid.  The preview was held on Friday, September 30 and I went to have a look.  The saddle was in very good condition.  The seat measured about 19" but I could not find a maker's mark. 

Bidding started at $100 and before I got a chance to raise my hand, the price was past what I was willing to pay.  The saddle sold to an unknown buyer for $650.

If you hear of auctions or others sales which have sidesaddles listed, please let us know so we can share with our members.