Side Saddle Inspiration - ISSO Awards Program

The ISSO offers an extensive awards program to recognize the achievements and activities of our members. Categories range from the traditional such as Hunter and English Pleasure to the unique Non-Competitive Award for participating in events such as demonstrations and expo booths. We have started an Aside Mileage Challenge (that recognizes the many miles ridden aside on the trails and elsewhere inside or outside the arena) with awards at 50, 100, and 250 miles (whichever is the highest). We host an awards banquet in late March - start planning to attend now! (A complete list of the award categories is in the Complete Points Rules.)

To be eligible to earn points, you must first register yourself and your horse(s). One equine is included in your membership, you can add additional for $20 each. You must also be a member in good standing to participate in the awards program. After registration, the Points Secretary will contact you if more information is required. Of course, if you have questions, please contact her!

Points accrue from January 1 through December 31 of the year in which they are earned. Points and mileage submitted late or without correct documentation are not eligible. If you have any questions about the rules - we know people have them! - please contact the Points Secretary for clarification.

Side Saddle is, by nature, an elegant and extravagant sport.  Though our membership is diverse in its specific side saddle interests, many aspects of aside riding are pursued by our membership.  We hope all of our members will consider contributing to this page. 

Year End Divisions include:

Competitive Mounted

Non-Competitive Mounted



Virtual Shows and Events

Additional Programs Include:

Aside Mile Challenge

Hat Contest

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