Charlotte Saddle Club Wins Tenn. State English Title For 4th Year
by Tom Burriss
At the Tennessee State Saddle Club Show held in Nashville, in August the Charlotte Saddle Club ranked itself the best English Club in the state of Tennessee for the fourth year in a row.
The show lasts for four days, the English portion is held traditionally on Thursday.
"A lot of our members didn't even get to participate, because they had school," commented Priscilla Smith, treasurer and secretary of the club.
This year they also added the additional distinction of be the Overall High point Club at the competition.
The saddle club has only been in existence for four years. It is actually a revival of the old Dickson S.C. J.B. and Priscilla Smith restarted the club in 1998.
Since then they have averaged 70 members, which draw from many surrounding areas. The membership is comprised of youth (17 and under) and adults.
The shows which they hold throughout the summer enable riders to earn points to qualify to represent the saddle club at the state show.
They show more than just English though, including gaited, Western, leadline and halter classes. They show over twenty classes at their shows.
Of course all shows are open to non-members, but only members represent the club at the state show.
The trophies are on display at the club's arena in Charlotte.
For more information about the Charlotte Saddle Club, call Priscilla Smith (615) 789-0086.
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