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2018 ISSO Annual Gathering

March 9-11, 2018

Turning Point Farm
390 Milford Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335

Click HERE to register!!

Come and join the fun at the ISSO Annual Gathering March 9-11, 2018, held at Turning Point Farm in Downington, PA!

Come join us for a weekend of sidesaddle fun! We have a full schedule of lessons (flat and cross-country), how-to sessions, saddle fittings, shopping, and social time. Our instructors for 2018 are Anne Moss, Heidi Opdyke, and Laureen Bartfield. See our SCHEDULE here!

New to side-saddle? Just want to try it out? Sign up for our Sunday Have-A-Go! The program covers "Side Saddle 101" and a 15-minute mounted session on an experienced horse with properly fitted saddle. Please wear riding tights or breeches (no jeans), safe boots for riding with a small heel, ASTM approved riding helmet, and temperature-appropriate clothes. The Have-A-Go package also includes auditing the entire event and the Sidesaddle Celebration Supper on Saturday. This popular feature sells out fast, so be sure to sign up early! Click HERE to register!!

Amy Jo Magee, an experienced side-saddle fitter, is available for saddle fitting & flocking appointments Friday morning ($25 deposit). The fee is a deposit to secure a spot on Amy's schedule, you will be contacted to arrange a specific time. Final fee to be determined by Amy based on work to be performed.

Saturday evening, after the horses are tucked in, come mingle at the hotel lounge then join us for a Sidesaddle Celebration Supper! The evening will include a historic/costume habit contest, notes on racing aside, an awards presentation, raffle/silent auction, and some comedic storytelling. The raffle/silent auction will include a wine, a new halter, new insulated full seat riding pants, stunning topper, and a sidesaddle girth. (More donations welcome, and are tax-deductible!) The banquet is hosted at our prefered hotel, the Sheraton Great Valley.

Get Your Raffle Tickets!!! All ticket sales directly support our mission of educating people about riding side saddle. The drawing will be held during the Saturday Banquet, but you need not be present to win! [ISSO is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, as determined by the IRS. If you are interested in donating to ISSO, either to the raffle, an awards sponsorship, or another way, please contact us at

Sunday morning, we invite everyone to attend ISSO's annual Membership Meeting over breakfast at the Sheraton Great Valley. Sunday morning meeting: New officers are installed, and hear about last year and plans for 2017 and beyond. Though the topics are serious, we try to keep it fast-moving and fun. It's also a great time to suggest new ideas or even volunteer your talents. After the meeting, there is time to chat with friends or head out to watch lessons!

Our event hotel is the Sheraton Great Valley. Rooms are $109/night plus tax, and can be reserved by calling 1-800-325-3535. Mention you are with 'ISSO Annual Gathering' and dates of stay to get the rate. Please be aware that there is NO camping onsite!! (This is a private farm with people living onsite.) For those travelling from out of the area, Philadelphia is the nearest airport.

We hope you will join us. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at or call (706) 871-ISSO (4776).

Once you have completed the registration, use a PayPal to submit your payment. Remember your total, it will not auto-fill for you, though you may be able to use your browser's "back" button to see it. (Don't worry if you forget, we can send you an invoice.) Don't have a PayPal account? Ask us to send you an invoice, and you can pay using your credit card, or you can print and mail it in with a check.

Annual Gathering REGISTER ONLINE! or snail mail link pending registration form

After you complete the form, please submit your funds to using PayPal.

If you prefer, print a form (link pending) and mail to:
ISSO Annual Gathering, 5823 Westwater Ct., Centreville, VA 20121

Make checks payable to ISSO.

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