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Ride Aside! 2002
October 11-13, 2002
Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

Sidesaddles are not a thing of the past, but very much the center of interest for thousands of equestriennes throughout the world. Teaching more about the beautiful art of riding aside is the main functions of organizations like The World Sidesaddle Federation and the International Sides Saddle Organization. They have teamed up to sponsor the premiere sidesaddle event...RIDE ASIDE! 2002.

RIDE ASIDE! 2002 is an entire weekend devoted to sidesaddles and sidesaddle riding, featuring: CLINICS - SEMINARS - WORKSHOPS on:

* Dressage Aside
* Starting Your Horse Aside
* Jumping Aside
* Sidesaddle Equitation
* Western Sidesaddle
* Sidesaddle Fit
* Costuming and Period Attire, and What to Wear Aside
* Sidesaddle Anatomy, Evolution and History
* Evolution of the Sidesaddle


Vendors will have an opportunity to showcase their wares. This will be a unique trade show that specializes in sidesaddle items. Some of the business that will be present are:

* Aside Line
* The Side Saddlery
* Heritage Tack & Saddlery
* Little Malvern Saddlery
* Hundred Oaks
* Hartmeyers
* Circle R Saddlery
* Horse Books Plus
* and more!

Vendors interested in becoming part of this wonderful event can contact Carolyn Penna at for more information.

Sidesaddle and training experts will be from all over the country and Europe.
This is an opportunity to learn from the best known experts on the subject of riding aside. Featured speakers are: Roger Philpot, Lillian Chaudhary, Rob Jenkins, Master Saddler, Mary R. Downey, Rhonda Watts, Peggy Hipple, Kit Roszko, Kenny Harlow and more!

A Sidesaddle Museum and Habit Gallery will be available so participants can compare saddles...side by side and see the evolutionary changes that have occurred in sidesaddle and attire. The SIDESADDLE SWAP will provide a prime opportunity to buy, sell or trade individual sidesaddles or sidesaddle related items.

ALL ASIDE HORSE SHOW with sidesaddle equitation - all seats and Costume and Fun Classes will be open to all breeds and styles of riding. A Welcome Reception, Dinner and Fashion Show and maybe even a KHP Trail Ride will be offered plus, all the wonderful facilities of the Kentucky Horse Park!

Organizations that will be represented include:

* Side Saddle International
* Florida Ladies Aside
* and more!

Participants are encouraged to come with or without a horse and meet and greet fellow aside riders. 4-H members or a member of breed group youth organizations may be eligible for a scholarship to this event. Judges are specially urged to attend and learn more about sidesaddle riding.

Additional information can be obtained from Ride Aside 2002, 554 Morley Ct., Belford, NJ 07718,,
or from The World Sidesaddle Federation, Inc., P. O. Box 1104, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820,,


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