The 2013 YEAR-END AWARDS BANQUET will be held Sunday, January 26 at the Black Forest Bed and Breakfast at noon.The Saddle Club will provide beverages, the chili, and all the fixin's for "Haystacks". You bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share.
Plan to join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 2013 contestants, crown the 2014 BFSC Queen and Princess, and hear how the generosity of the Black Forest horse community helped those affected by this past summer's Black Forest Fire. We'll also give you a preview of all the great clinics, clubs, and competitions that the Board is working on for 2014. It's an exciting time that you don't want to miss!
A big thanks to all who competed in our 2013 Summer Buckle Series! And an even bigger thanks to all who volunteered to make it possible!
The summer of 2013 was quite eventful. In early June, the Black Forest Fire burned over 14,000 acres and destroyed close to 500 homes. While we are grateful the Saddle Club did not sustain any damage, we were saddened to see so many neighbors lose their homes and barns. Yet despite this tragedy, we witnessed the tremendous outpouring of generosity from the horse community throughout the state of Colorado as the Saddle Club facilitated the collection and distribution of donations of tack and barn supplies for those affected by the Black Forest Fire. Amazing people....both those donating and those receiving.
Despite the disruption caused by the fire, the Saddle Club held all six of its monthly 2013 Summer Buckle Series Horse and Speed Shows, as well as "practice" shows every Monday and Wednesday night. We hosted two Extreme Cowboy Race Clinics. We hosted introductory sessions of the sport of Mounted Cowboy Shooting. We rode our horses and represented the Saddle Club in Monument's 4th of July parade. And best of all, we made new friends along the way.
We've already started planning for the summer of 2014. Besides a 2014 Summer Buckles Series Horse and Speed Shows, we're planning on hosting Extreme Cowboy Races and Mounted Shooting practices and competitions. If there is something you'd like to see happen at the Saddle Club, we welcome your suggestions through the "Contact Us" link at the side of this page. If you've enjoyed your time at the Saddle Club and would like to get more involved by serving on the Board, please let us know that too. This organization is completely run by volunteers and "many hands make the work load light". So we're happy to use whatever talents and skills you have to make the Saddle Club a fun and enjoyable experience for all.
Help us get the word out that the Black Forest Saddle Club is a family-friendly, great place to enjoy some good competition and fun.
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2013 Summer Buckle Series Sponsors
Please give our sponsors your business and tell them that the Black Forest Saddle Club sent you!
TZ Ranch/Bucking Bulls, Ty Rinaldo (719) 641-3233 - Larkspur Colorado