RT 98 Closed July 31

Posted by Andrew on July 26, 2017

Route 98 will be closed between W. Stancliff Rd and Old State Rd.

Going to EHSC from the South on Route 98, turn left at W, Stancliff road.  Make a right at the first intersection, Eureka Rd.  EHSC will be ahead on the left.



Mini Trials Information

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017

The Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trials are coming up on August 27th with schooling on August 26th.  Entries are open and also online this year.  This year, also for the first time, you may school the stadium jumping course (either with your instructor, an instructor we provide, or on your own) on the day before the event, as well as school the cross country course.  Schooling for the stadium jumping is available for sign up on www.signupgenius.com and online entries are super easy through www.bluehorseentries..com
I am looking for help, as usual.  This year I can offer  $50 EHSC bucks to you if you are able to steward the dressage, stadium, or cross country phase of the mini event.  Of course I can explain to you how easy it will be.  The courses and rings will already be set up from our recognized event which is two weeks earlier.  The cross country steward will have a long list of ready jump judges who enjoy jump judging, and can arrange volunteers, and supervise on the schooling day and event day.  The dressage and stadium stewards will need to gather a small crew to assist (we have lists and numbers to help) and help put the equipment away at the end of the event.  
If you are interested in this opportunity to help out and make $50 towards your horse habit at the same time, please call, email or text me.  If you are just interested in jump judging, dressage scribing, Bit checking, stadium crew or kitchen help  you can also earn EHSC tuits also to be used the same as EHSC bucks.  
Wendy Bolding
(814) 440-1696


Dressage Show Photo Contest

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017

Horse Trials Entry is Now Open

Posted by Andrew on July 10, 2017

Fourth of July Work Day

Posted by Andrew on June 26, 2017

Dear EHSC Members and Friends, 
Our next "BIG" shows are the Hunter shows on July 1 and July 2 chaired by Lew Trumble - phone 814-434-3319
We are behind in our groundskeeping for a variety of reasons - weather and cancellation of the LHPC Horse Trials.  Prep work for the Hunter Shows will help us get ready for the EHSC Horse Trials in August.
Therefore . . . 
Tuesday, June 27th from 10:00am until 5:00 pm (or so) 
is a major work day
Bring mowers, weed eaters and any of their necessary tools.  Look for the "To-DO" list on the scoreboard.  
If you can't make it, please call Lew to see what can be done on another day.  Hope to have a great turnout!
-Peg Hull, EHSC President

May 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Andrew on May 15, 2017

May 2017
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Show Season Begins With Open Horse Show and Schooling Hunter Show 
The weekend of May 20-21 will be busy with activity at the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club.  Open Horse Show I, on Saturday, will be judged by Diane Vogel and chaired by Bobby Ann Christensen and Courtney Potts.  If you have questions, you can call them at 573-5888 or email baskmidnightshadow@yahoo.com.  If you would like to reserve stalls, please call our stabling chairperson, Michele Plazony at (630) 212-7234.  
Schooling Hunter Show I is on Sunday May 21 and will be judged by Becki Bloom.  Lake Effect Equestrian Team will chair the show. If you can help in the Secretary stand for a little bit or have questions for the schooling hunter show please call 397-8660.
The Erie Hunt and Saddle Club 2017 Show and Event Schedule is available on our website, www. eriehuntandsaddleclub.org, along with entry forms and membership application and year end awards registration forms.  
New Membership Benefits  Include Complimentary Year End Awards Upon Registration
The EHSC Board of Directors voted this winter to further extend the benefits of EHSC membership..  All members are eligible for year-end awards for free as a perk of membership.  Please note, that you MUST register for the year end awards by filling out the proper form prior to showing.  However, if you own more than one horse, you can register them all.  Karen Copus is in charge of year end registration and keeping track of the points throughout the show season.  If you have any questions, please email Karen at karen@eriehuntandsaddleclub.org or call her at 774-3660 or 449-6469.  Your points will not be counted until your registration is complete.  The name of the registered horse or pony must remain the same for the entire show season, as this is the only way to accurately track each horse/pony and rider combination.  Failure to use the same name for the entire season will result in a loss of points.  
This is one of the many benefits to an EHSC membership.  Other benefits are reduced stabling prices and advance signups for clinics and shows.  Also, EHSC members may use the club grounds whenever they like, we just ask that they first call a board member to make sure the grounds are open.  
EHSC Tee Shirts For Sale
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club tee shirts will be available for purchase at most horse shows this season for $15.  They may also be purchased by contacting Heidi Zuck at hzuck57@hotmail.com or calling 450-7380.   
New Advertising Option
To Reach Regional Equestrians
Got your attention? Banners do that. The Erie Hunt & Saddle Club is offering a limited number of advertising banner opportunities to be displayed at Saddle Club events this season.
The vinyl banners will be available in two sizes: 2-by-3-foot and 2-by-2 foot. Sponsors will be able to choose background color, logo, photos, and text. (Images will need to be sent as email attachments, preferably as JPEG or TIFF files.)
Club member pricing is $60 for the 2-by-3’ banner, $40 for the 2-by-2' banner. Nonmember pricing is $120 for the 2-by-3' banner, $80 for the 2-by-2’. 
Contact Jen Rautine 617-750-9083 or JRaut2@yahoo.com for more information, or to secure your limited-edition banner. 
Checks can be made out to EHSC and sent to: Jen Rautine, 2040 West Welch Road, Waterford, PA 16441.
Display your business or send wishes to your favorite competitor(s).
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle Battko as she recovers from a motorcycle accident.  A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help with medical expenses.  
Condolences to David Hardy's family, David is Nell Hardy's brother.
Condolences also to Ed Morrison on the passing of his wife, Pat.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce Berry in her fight with cancer.  
Condolences to Vicky Andrews on the lost of her good buddy, Harley
Also condolences to Kelly Tighe on the loss of her good buddy, Tony.


Posted by Andrew on April 5, 2017

To All Erie Hunt & Saddle Club Members:


New for 2017:

We are offering free registration for Year End Awards to ALL Erie Hunt & Saddle Club members.  This is an new benefit of EHSC membership, and one we hope you will take advantage of!

All horse/pony and rider combinations must be registered before points can be accumulated.  The following steps will assist you with this process.

  1. Update your 2017 membership and mail to:  Ruth Orton  25094 Middle  Road Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

  2. Fill out separate Year End Awards registration forms for each horse/pony and rider combination and mail to: Karen Copus  8880 Tannery Road Girard, PA 16417 or email to:karen@eriehuntandsaddleclub.org

  3. Membership forms and Year End Awards registration forms are available in the show book, online at www.eriehuntandsaddleclub.org and at the Secretary stand at each show.

  4. Please make sure to read EHSC Year End Awards Rules available in the 2017 show book and online.

  5. Any questions please contact Karen Copus  by phone: 814-774-3660 or call or text 814-449-6469 or email karen@eriehuntandsaddleclub.org


Your participation in registering for Year End Awards is vital. In an effort to increase eligibility and competition for Year End Awards, we are offering this as a benefit of membership for 2017.  In the future, for this benefit to continue to be offered as part of the membership fee, an increase in participation and new membership would help this program to be a success.  Please spread the word and encourage old and new members to sign up.

Good luck to everyone in the 2017 show season and hope to see you at the Annual Banquet and Awards Dinner on November 4th at the American Legion Hall in Girard. 


Karen Copus

Points Coordinator


Rabies Clinic

Posted by Andrew on March 15, 2017

There will be a rabies clinic for dogs and cats Saturday, May 6 from noon to 2pm at the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club, 6840 Old State Road, Edinboro PA 16412.
The cost is $10 cash per pet, and the event is sponsored by the Cloverleaf Riders 4-H Club and Allison Baird, DVM, of the Albion Animal Center.
For more information contact the Albion Animal Center at (814) 756-4441.

Painted Pony Party 2 - Sold out

Posted by Andrew on March 8, 2017

Update March 10, 2017: The Painted Pony Party coming up Tuesday, April 18 has sold out. But stay tuned, we may consider a third! Thank you for joining members of the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club in another fun event.


Back by popular demand, we are having another Painted Ponies Party for 35 people (with preference given to those who had to be cut from February’s program).

Tuesday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Cheddar’s, 2085 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 16509.

Call and take the reins to reserve your spot ASAP by contacting Vicki Andrews, owner (814) 882-9125.

Paint, canvas, brushes, and instruction are all included for only $25 per painter.

Send a photo of your own horse to Colleen via text (330) 350-0193 and she will create a one-of-a-kind, black-and-white, paint-by-numbers-style canvas for you to stomp your unique hoof print on.

(If you don't have a favorite picture of your own equine champion, you may "go the distance" by taking our lead in dreaming up hues of sumptuous teals and golds for the painting below.)

Photos due by April 3.

Call Erie Hunt & Saddle Club board member Vicki Andrews for additional information at 882-9125.



Looking for Show Chairs

Posted by Andrew on February 27, 2017

The volunteer board of the Saddle Club has been busy planning events for the summer.

Now we need to ask for volunteers to help run them, including event chair people! (If you've never done it we may be able to team you up or work something out.)

So check out the schedule below and call Brittany Hartley -- handling the horse show and event scheduling for this year -- at 602-7325 or e-mail her at hartley.brittany88@gmail.com.

Check out the dates below, and please consider helping out with your experience and time. The club depends -- and is always grateful for -- our event chair people.

  • Hunter I: May 21
  • Open Horse Show II: June 10
  • Dressage I: June 17
  • Combined Test I: June 18
  • Open Horse III: July 22
  • Hunter III: July 23
  • Dressage II: July 29
  • Combined Test II: July 30
  • Hunter Pace I: Sept. 3
  • Hunter Pace II: Sept. 17
  • Hunter Place III: Sept. 24

2017 Showbook Ads

Posted by Andrew on February 17, 2017

2017 Showbook Ad Form

Help your horse-related business or service reach more than 2,000 active equestrians in the tri-state region and beyond by advertising in the annual printed Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Show Book. The advertising deadline is March 5.

Founded in 1962 under the motto “Horsemanship through Knowledge,” the Erie Hunt & Saddle Club has more than 50 acres of riding grounds on the corner of Eureka and Old State Roads in Franklin Center, just outside Erie, PA.

We hold close to 30 horse shows and events from May through October, including two United States’ Equestrian Association-recognized horse trails.

Directly reach your target audience by advertising in our 70-page Show Book: A full-page ad is $100, half-page $50, quarter-page $25.

A new advertising option this year will be custom banners to be displayed on the club grounds during specific shows and events – or for the entire season. Size options are 2-by-2 foot or 2-by-3 foot. For more information on banners contact board member Jen Rautine at (617) 750-9083.

Please call board member Barb Nash at (814) 450-5728 for more information on printed show book advertising, and to place an ad before the space is sold out for 2017.

Pilates for Equestrians Class

Posted by Andrew on February 16, 2017

You don't have to ride horses to get your body tuned up for your summer sports passion at Pilates for Equestrians Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building, 3608 W. 26th St., in the assembly room.

Mark your calendar for this free event, led by Erie Hunt and Saddle Club* board member Sue Strohmeyer. Sue is certified from AAAI/SMA (American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association) in Mat Pilates and has taught once a week for two years, in addition to practicing Pilates for five years prior to that.
Bring a mat or thick bath towel and water. Please wear comfortable clothing you can stretch in. Sue will teach beginner movements as well as demonstrating more advanced movements if participants desire. “Since our bodies are all different fitness levels, there are modifications for most of the movements,” Sue says.
For more information on this, or any Erie Hunt and Saddle Club activity, call 825-1229.


Manes & Tails Program

Posted by Andrew on January 31, 2017

----- Update -----

The Manes and Tails painting party is sold out! Everyone who registered to date has a place at the Tuesday, Feb. 28, event. Promises to be a fun event. Looking forward to seeing close to 50 of you there. Contact organizer Vicki Andrews with questions.


Saddle up for Manes & Tails on Canvas, Tuesday Feb. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

at Cheddar's, 2085 Interchange Rd, Erie, PA 16509.

Call and take the reins to reserve your spot by contacting Colleen Welka, owner of art ERIE barn, (330) 350-0193.

Paint, canvas, brushes, and instruction are all included for only $25 per painter.

Send a photo of your own horse to Colleen via text and she will create a one-of-a-kind, black-and-white, paint-by-numbers-style canvas for you to stomp your unique hoof print on.

(If you don't have a favorite picture of your own equine champion, you may "go the distance" by taking our lead in dreaming up hues of sumptuous teals and golds for the painting below.)

Photos due by Feb. 19.

Call Erie Hunt & Saddle Club board member Vicki Andrews for additional information at 882-9125.


Movie Night and Cocktails & Colors Programs

Posted by Andrew on January 4, 2017

-Update January 22, 2017-

-The February Cocktails and Colors evening has been canceled-

Upcoming programs for EHSC. Our new programs chair has some exciting events coming up for our club members to have the opportunity to socialize and spend time together, as well as attend some educational programming!! So what is coming up?

MOVIE NIGHT!! Harry & Snowman
January 17th -6:30pm
Millcreek Township Municipal Bldg
3608 W. 26th St
Erie, PA
In the East Conference Room

Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods. They were famous for their day and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.
This movie should be something to be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike!! Join us for an evening of family entertainment!! Thanks Vicki for making these arrangements!! Questions? Contact Vicki at 882-9125 or email at vaqh99@gmail.com

Cocktails & Colors
February 21st
Millcreek Mall

For the inner aspiring artist in you, join Vicki and crew, and create your very own painting!! Paintings will be a “horsey” theme. Vicki needs a minimum of 10 people to register, in order to make this fly. The cost per participant is $40. For more information, contact Vicki at 882-9125 or email at vaqh99@gmail.com

Pilates, Anyone???
Millcreek Township Municipal Bldg
3608 W. 26th St
Erie, PA
In the East Conference Room
Join our very own Sue Strohmeyer, as she guides us through an evening program of Pilates!! For those of you who aren’t familiar with pilates, here is your opportunity to learn!! This program is a BYOM (bring your own mat)event . For details, contact Vicki at 882-9125 or email at vaqh99@gmail.com

So you can see that Vicki has put a great deal of effort into scheduling these programs. What better way to spend a cold winter evening than with your EHSC friends and future friends!!! See you there!!!

EHSC Shirts for Sale

Posted by Andrew on January 2, 2017

4 adult styles as shown, same available for youth except colors on left are red and royal blue.  No adult S left in any style.  Have XS to 2XL.


Soft, washed feel.  $15 each. Contact Heidi Zuck for details and delivery.


EHSC Open Positions for 2017

Posted by Andrew on August 25, 2016

Wow! August is here already, with the summer winding down. We are fast approaching September and it is time to start thinking about election of our Board.
I have had the privilege of serving on Erie Hunt and Saddle Club’s Board as Membership Chairman. My experience has been very rewarding and I am impressed with the dedication to horses and to the club members.
Please consider serving on Erie Hunt and Saddle Club’s Board.  Serving on the Board is a wonderful opportunity to support the growth and direction of the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club.
The full description of the operating Chairmen is listed in the By-laws. Giving back to the club, having an input with decisions and a having free membership are among the benefits!  Please feel free to contact me for more information.
The open positions are Award/Points, Programs, Sponsors, Grounds and Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you! 

Ruth Orton

814-460-5265  rorton@velocity.net

Gaming at EHSC on August 19, 2016

Posted by Andrew on August 22, 2016

A crowd of more than 30 riders gathered at the nonprofit Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Friday night for some gaming. Classes in barrels, pole bending, keyhole, and chug-a-lug are just a few of those offered, with payback for open and jackpot classes, "Horsemanship Through Knowledge" since 1962, 6840 Old State Road, Edinboro PA 16412.

Posted by Erie Hunt and Saddle Club on Saturday, August 20, 2016

Horse Trials and Mini-Trials Announcements

Posted by Andrew on August 9, 2016

EHSC Recognized Horse Trials Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday Aug. 14 Horse Trials ~

In preparation for our annual Horse Trials – the second-oldest running trials in the United States – Erie Hunt and Saddle Club President Peg Hull will be on the grounds every day this week from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the clubhouse, 6840 Old State Road, Edinboro PA  16412.

 “Please help where you can,” Peg says, adding with a wink, “Stop on in and I’ll give you a job.” Peg’s number is 397-8381.

~Jump judges are desperately needed! no experience necessary, training provided! Saturday August 13 from noon until 3pm and Sunday August 14 from 8am until noon.  Call Michele Plazony (630) 212-7234 or (814) 790-4729

~This Tuesday, Karen Copus need help setting up the dressage ring starting at about 5 p.m.

~This Wednesday, Lew Trumble needs help setting up the jump course starting at about 2:00 p.m.


~This Thursday, we need help setting up tents and decorating the cross-country course.

~And, especially this Friday, check the list on the bulletin board in the clubhouse for the to-do list.

We will be ready for our most exciting annual weekend by 3 p.m. this Friday.

Changes to EHSC Mini Trials on  August 28th:


~This year, for the first time, our Mini Horse Trials will be part of the North East Ohio Mini Trial Association (NEOMTA), of which we are now a member. ww.minitrialassociation.org

~The dress code for the Mini Horse Trials is: You may ride dressage in a short-or-long-sleeved shirt with a collar that should be tucked into your pants. If the pants have belt loops, you need a belt. Jodhpur boots with jodhpurs and tall boots or designed-to-match chaps or jodhpur boots are permissible. Braiding is optional.

~The entry fee for all the divisions is $55.

~The stabling fees are $35 a night (Saturday, 10 a.m. to Sunday at 7 p.m.) The stabling fee for the entire weekend (Friday, 5 p.m. to Sunday, 7 p.m.) is $45. Tack stalls are $5 a night. The late entry fee is $20.

~The new closing date for entries is Wednesday, August 17th.

~You may also enter online at www.equestrianentries.com

Please ignore the discrepancies in the 2016 Showbook regarding the above information.

 If you have any questions, call, text or email Wendy Bolding (814) 440-1696 or wenbolding@msn.com



Thank you for your support

Posted by Andrew on August 9, 2016

If you’ve been thinking of helping the non-profit Erie Hunt and Saddle Club with a financial donation, now is the time! Through a special grant program in association with The Erie Community Foundation and matching monies from some local Erie employers and businesses -- your gift on Erie Gives Day Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. will be multiplied! www.eriegives.org. Check with your employer. GE and Erie Insurance are two companies that will match your gifts if you ask.

Please participate by donating to EHSC at ErieGives.org On August 9th, between 8am and 8pm.

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