Welcome to Area 14..


.. which loosely covers south Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire.

For the most topical information, see the Area 14 Facebook page.

Area 14 Topical information on Facebook

The most up-to-date activities and current information are to be found on social media, particularly Facebook, due to the ease with which the data can be maintained.

Area 14 Spring Show 2021, Cheltenham

Saturday 29th May 2021

Full Schedule and entry details

Area 14 Mechanical Horse SS Clinic 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

We are offering the opportunity for side saddle riders of all abilities to take part in this clinic, which was so successfull last year. We have available for the day both mechanical horses at Hartpury, one of which “jumps”. Both have mirrors situated around them to enhance the riders’ ability to visualise what they are doing.

This is an ideal opportunity to have a brush-up pre-season for the more experienced riders, with the chance to focus on your posture, straightness and seat. Alternatively, you may choose to practise your jumping technique in a safe environment where you can select the height of the jumps that you do. It is also suitable for an introduction lesson to the art of side saddle riding for the complete novice or newcomer.

Sessions will be tailored to your needs and you may even prefer to bring your own saddle to use on the “horse” so that your position can be fine-tuned on your own saddle.

You may choose to have a flatwork lesson or a jumping lesson or both. Lessons are £30 for a half hour session (SSA Members) and 35 (non-SSA). The jumping lessons will be taught by Peta Roberts and the flatwork lessons by Penny Clarke.

As demand is expected to be high for these lessons, we recommend booking early and we will try to accommodate preferences for times on the day. In the event of there being more demand than there are places, preference will be given to SSA Area 14 members.

When booking, please indicate whether you are looking for a flatwork or jumping session. Please contact Carrie Ashbolt, either by Facebook Message or Mobile Number 07974 756982 or Penny Clarke on 07849 698467 for more information on booking.

Area 14 Summer Show 2018

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Schedule is available from the downloads area on the left.

Thanks to the Hutton family for the use of the Talland facilities.

Area 14 Easter Show 2016 - Results

Sunday 27th March

Results are available from the downloads area on the left.

Thanks to the Hutton family for the use of the Talland facilities. Also Emma Harford for organising and Claire Wills-Goldingham for judging.

Highlights of Area 14 AGM

Wednesday 16th December 2015

The embryo 'Team Area 14' model the new jackets with SSA logo - nice ... Click on the thumbnail to enlarge ...

Jacket1 Jacket2

Area 14 Overall Points Championship awarded to :-
1st Claire Brown with Oxnead Act One (178 Points)
2nd Carrie-Anne Ashbolt, Shooting Star II (164 Points)
3rd Lucinda Mitchell, A Splash of Colour (138 points)
4th Jackie Banks, Bizzie B (120 Points)

Area 14 Equitation Points Championship awarded to :-
1st Jackie Banks, Bizzie B (43 Points)
2nd Claire Brown with Oxnead Act One (35 Points)
3rd Lucinda Mitchell, A Splash of Colour (32 points)
4th Carrie-Anne Ashbolt, Shooting Star II (31 Points)

Area 14 at the Nationals - a tremendous year
Reserve Adult Side Saddle Rider of the Year - Claire Brown with Oxnead Act One
Adult Novice Side Saddle Rider of the Year - Jackie Banks on Bizzie B
Full results are available in the Side Saddle Association HQ Newsletter

Carrie-Anne Ashbolt and Shooting Star II are congratulated for being the Face of TopSpec 2015

Jacket1 Jacket2 Click on the thumbnail to enlarge ...

Dates for 2016 shows at Talland agreed as:-
Sunday 27th March (Easter Sunday) - Easter Egg Show
Saturday 7th May (Badminton Saturday) - Spring Show
Sunday 24th July -Summer Show. This is 2 weeks prior to Nationals, so ideal practise competition.
Schedules will be published in due course.

Claire Brown competes (and wins) in Germany

October 2014

Our joint-chairman, Claire Brown, did Area 14 proud when she competed in the Deutsches Damensattel Derby in October 2014. She and Tom won two of their four classes and were placed in the other two, taking the Elementary Dressage Championship.

Further details and photos are available on the Events page.

Claire Tom 4 Deutsches Damensattel Derby

National Show 2012, Addington Manor

August 2012

Congratulations to all who competed but especially to Georgie who won Junior Side Saddle Rider of the Year and to Georgie, Jessica T, Claire and Jessica D who won the Area Team Equitation Jumping class (photo below being presented with crystal rosebowl, Jessica D not present).

See full report on the Results Page, full results available from the download area on the left.

Equitation Jumping Team

Area 14 Spring Show 2012

Sunday 6th May 2012

Patty Curtis Trophy
The inaugural winner of the Pattie Curtis Trophy for the "Sir Lancelot" qualifier was Jean Smith riding Simply Sam. Emma Harford, secretary of both SSA Area 14 and Talland School of Equitation is seen here presenting the trophy to Lisa Holden , Sam's owner.

Pattie Curtis BHSAI

February 2, 2012

It is with enormous sadness that we announce the sudden and peaceful passing of Pattie Curtis on Tuesday 31st January 2012. Pattie has been so much a part of Talland EC & the side saddle community for the last fifty years, and will be fondly remembered.

In Patty's memory, Area 14 took up a collection to have a Trophy in her name for the Area 14 "Sir Lancelot" qualifier.

Patty Curtis

Area 14 Points scheme - sponsorship by Tower Trophies

Tower Trophies of Evesham (and online) are providing some sponsorship for the points series. Anyone buying a trophy stating they are from SSA Area 14 could eventually eventually result in us receiving a freebie!!!