Saddle Seat

Saddle Seat riding is an English style of riding used primarily on American Saddlebreds, Morgans and Arabians. A Saddle Seat horse should be thrilling to watch; extremely elegant, classy and stylish. A well-trained Saddle Seat horse is very responsive and comfortable to ride. Saddle Seat riding is about animation. Saddle Seat horses have a high head carriage with an arched neck and lots of “action” or high-stepping gaits. The canter should be very collected and slow, with the appearance of a rocking horse.

Competitor Membership Requirements

OEF Membership Equine Canada Sport License
Equestrian Skills Development
Bronze Bronze
Silver Silver

Competition Rules

Equine Canada Rules – Section A General Regulations (Download)
Equine Canada Rules – Section B Breeds (Download)

Organizations

American Saddle Horse Association
Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada
Ontario Morgan Horse Club
Saddle Seat Canada

Ontario Provincial Saddle Seat Equitation Championships

The Ontario Provincial Saddle Seat Equitation Championships encourages competitors and coaches to strive for excellence in riding skills, horsemanship, showmanship and sportsmanship.  Competitors must be a resident of Ontario for a minimum twelve consecutive months immediately prior to the Provincial Championship Competition.  Junior riders must have placed in the top four placings at a minimum of two  separate OEF/EC or (USEF equivalent) sanctioned competitions held in the current year. Adult riders must have placed in the top four placings at a minimum of one separate OEF/EC or (USEF equivalent) sanctioned competition held in the current year.

The 2012 SSE Championships will be held during the Fall Festival Show of the Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada, Sept. 8-9. Please visit the AHAEC website for the prize list and more details.

Review Ontario Provincial Saddle Seat Equitation Championship Rules and Regulations