While the scholarships are for the benefit of the recipients, they are also designed to stimulate interest and activity in the Saddle Club.
Involvement with horses is not mandatory, as there are other invaluable learning opportunities available through association with our club. Leadership, planning, organization, and follow-through are practiced and demonstrated through the various events hosted by the Saddle Club during the year.
Hartville Saddle Club is always looking for new avenues and activities to attract a wider range of interest. Its goal is to make greater use of the facilities and add a positive influence to the community. New members are enthusiastically encouraged to bring fresh ideas for consideration, since fresh input is critical to stay informed of the latest interests and needs.
To promote the new endeavor, the membership fee for students interested in the scholarship may be waived in exchange for helping out at our upcoming final events.
On October 1st, Hartville Saddle Club will be hosting a cowboy trail competition, where horses and riders will negotiate realistic objects and situations that might be encountered in everyday riding.
There are classes for the little fellers ages 5 through 11, youth 12 through 18, an Open Division, an In-Hand, and one fast-paced 'Wild 'n' Ranchy' timed-only race. Paybacks and prizes are the offered in addition to a good time. October 7th and 8th are the Fall National Sprint Kart Races, held each year at the Saddle Club.
Volunteers are needed to work the events themselves and also for general clean-up and maintenance prior to the events. If you would like to invest some of your time to become a member and eligible for a scholarship, call Sue Addis at 417-464-6704 or Nancy Ellis at 417-464-5608.