|Evelyn Glynn riding side-saddle in Co. Meath today|
In Ireland, side-saddle riding is undergoing a revival. In Navan. Co Meath today some 50 riders met, all elegantly attired in their finery. An overcast, muddy day was not going to deter this enthusiastic group of sports women.
The organizer is Susan Oaks who currently holds the world record in side-saddle high jumping, clearing 5ft. 9 ins. on Brandy and Red at Aintree, (England) racecourse in July. The previous record was achieved in 1915 in Sydney.
|Susan Oaks securing the world record|
My nice, Evelyn Glynn, while relatively new to the art of side-saddle riding is no stranger to the equesterian world. Securing a jockey's licence at a young age, she advanced to show jumping and is a regular rider with the Hunt.