Sunday, September 18, 2016

Blythe Shore is the Recipient of the 2015 Recognition Award from the Ontario Sidesaddle Association

Congratulations to Blythe Shore for receiving the Reserve Champion Novice Pleasure Award for 2015  at the Rockwood Trail Riders club banquet.  In recognition of Blythe's 2015 show season riding sidesaddle, OSA has awarded her the 2015 OSA Recogntion Award.

Board of Directors Meeting and 2016 Christmas Social

Everyone is invited!

Our next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:30pm and will be held at Rustic Meadows, 5712 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh.  Come and join us as we begin planning for 2017 activities.

Following the meeting at around 5pm we will head over to David's Restaurant in Erin to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.

David's is located at 20 Shamrock Road in Erin.

All members are welcome to attend.  If you would like to join us, please let us know so we can advise the restaurant our numbers.

3rd Annual Open House and Events Update

This post is to share with you events that are coming up in the month of October.

First, the Headwaters Horse Country Stable Tour takes place the weekend of October 1st and 2nd.  The Ontario Sidesaddle Association has participated in this event in prior years, and this year is no exception.  We will  have sidesaddle riding demonstrations and information available on how to get involved, or even just book a lesson to try it.  We would love to see you at Rustic Meadows, 5712 Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh. Headwaters Horse Country Stable Tour - Rustic Meadows.

On Thanksgiving weekend, we will be at the Erin Fair in the Horse Tent.  This year, in addition to having display saddles that you can sit on to see how comfortable sidesaddle can be, we will be having a horse and rider demo.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions about sidesaddle for which you've always wanted answers.  The Erin Fair is one of the largest fall fairs in Ontario and we are proud to have been invited to return again in 2016.

Our 3rd Annual Ontario Sidesaddle Association Open House take place on Sunday, October 16th from 10am to 4pm.  Last year, our goal was 60 saddles and 60 attendees and we surpassed both.  This year we are aiming even higher, so come on out and see the largest collection of sidesaddles all in one place that we know of.  We will have English, Western and antique saddles; old name saddles and catalogue saddles; all shapes and sizes.  We will also have riding demonstrations for English, Western and costume riders.  Visitors will have the opportunity to dress up in a sidesaddle habit, sit on a saddle and have their picture taken. 

The event takes place at Willowview Springs, 5288 Woolwich-Guelph Townline, Breslau, Ontario.  From 401, take Hwy 6 North. Turn west on Paisley and follow to the"T" junction. Turn north to #5288.