Monday August 3, 2020

First person: Susan Oakes

Susan Oakes, 31, sidesaddle rider, Meath

29th June, 2014
Susan Oakes. Picture: Barry Cronin

I run a dental laboratory, but riding has always been a first love for me. Horses and riding have been bred into me.

My parents were riders and their parents before them, so it was a natural thing for me to do. I think I first sat on a horse when I was around two.

In recent years I’ve become more and more interested in sidesaddle riding, which was the traditional way for women to...

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