Side Saddle Blog

Welcome to the side saddle blog. Here you will find interesting, unique, vintage and new side saddle images and information. We invite you to explore the lovely art of riding aside!

American Sidesaddle Association Certified Instructor Georgia

The American Sidesaddle Association would like to congratulate their latest certified sidesaddle riding instructor, Stephanie Hutcherson from Atlanta, GA. Use the Georgia Ladies Aside contact us page to contact Stephanie for lessons or clinics.

Are you looking for an instructor in another state?  ASA has many throughout the United States. Check our website at to find one near you. Or to find out how you can be certified. Ride Aside!

Win a Sidesaddle!

Win a sidesaddle!!  Proceeds benefit the American Sidesaddle Association.

Brand new brown Elan, TB Wide, 22″. Suede seat and pommels. Winner can also trade for a wider size. Sorry, no narrower available. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Paypal or email Maggie at for tickets you can print and mail. Drawing will be held at the American Sidesaddle Association annual banquet in June.

Georgia Side Saddle Clinic June 6, 2015

We invite you to our side saddle clinic on June 6, 2015 at the lovely Sonora Creek Farm in Canton, GA. Flyers and registration forms are now available!  Use our contact us page to get yours !

American Sidesaddle Association instructor certification testing will be available at this clinic.

ASA members/youth riders and auditors ride at a reduced fee.

Sandy and her horse , Pachino at a Georgia Ladies Aside sidesaddle clinic waiting their turn to ride. Ride Aside!

Sidesaddle Clinic in Georgia

Did you hear the news?

Georgia Ladies Aside are having a sidesaddle clinic on June 6, 2015. Want to learn to ride like a lady?  Have you always wanted to give sidesaddle riding a try?  Come as a rider sidesaddles will be provided to fit to you and your horse. Or come as an auditor. We will explore reasons to ride aside, who rides aside, showing aside,  saddles, history, attire, and so much more. Our clinics are always informative, fun and well attended with riders coming from Georgia and other states. No worries about the weather we will have a covered arena.

American Sidesaddle Association instructor certification testing will be available at this clinic.

More information coming soon!  To find out more use the contact us page on our website.

And tell everyone you know!

Side Saddle Rider May Lillie

May Lillie (1869- 1936) was a  side saddle rider.   She was the “Champion Girl Horseback Shot of the West” in the Pawnee Bill Historic Wild West Show from 1888-1908.  She was married to Gordan William Lillie, known as  Pawnee Bill for fifty years. Maybe this marriage lasted so long because she was given a .22 rifle from her husband as a wedding gift.  Who says side saddle riders aren’t tough? 

Little Mollie Brown

Here is Little Mollie Brown.  This image is from a vintage ticket to the Montgomery Queen’s Great Show where Molly performed as “the greatest bare back equestrienne of the age.” The ticket is circa 1874-1876. Admission was one dollar for adults and fifty cents for children under ten. She would have performed more of a vaulting act.  But this image does show her “riding aside”  and without a sidesaddle. I think I will stick to my sidesaddle.  Ride Aside!

Happy Birthday!

Happy 85th Birthday Queen Elizabeth!

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