In June of 1950 a group of horse owners/lovers got together at the City Hall in Le Sueur, Minnesota, to organize a riding club–The Le Sueur Saddle Club. The striking “Black & Gold” banner followed by the gold shirts of the founding Le Sueur Saddle Club members brought much recognition to the Club as they participated in parades and celebrations throughout the State of Minnesota. Many of these same founding families are still active in our club today! As it was in 1950, the purpose of our saddle club is still to promote the love of horses, individual and family equine activities, and good horsemanship.
Not only is the Le Sueur Saddle Club one of the oldest saddle clubs belonging to the WSCA (Western Saddle Clubs Association), it is also one of the eight founding clubs who joined together on February 16, 1974, to create the Mid State Association!
To keep our community abreast of our activities, our club has held classes at the LeSueur High School during the Spring Festival to explain our function within the community. Not only do our events bring revenue to our community, they also promote the equine industry and foster community spirit through our competitions.
In the past, the LeSueur Saddle Club held an Annual Fall Dance, participated in the Pony Express Ride for Camp Courage, and hosted various events in the community such as a Sleigh-Day Parade.
Le Sueur Saddle Club (LSSC) has grown to have riders of all ages and levels of experience.
We currently host events such as our Annual Overnight Trail Ride and an Annual Horse Show.
Our Annual Overnight Trail Ride is always held the third weekend in May, and our Annual Horse Show is always held Memorial Day weekend.
You do not have to be a member to enjoy these activities. Please note: though you do not have to be a member to participate in such activities, where horse shows are concerned, in order for points to count towards Mid State year-end awards or to qualify for Champ Show, the rider must be a current paid member of a qualifying club.
In addition to the above, LSSC participates in the popular Pioneer Power events held in the Le Sueur area each year by volunteering for car parking at the swap meet and the reenactment of the Pony Express run during the Pioneer Power Show.
Upon the close of the show season, we offer a couple of fall trail rides.
Our Club meets the first Thursday of every Month. From October through April our meetings are held at the Le Sueur High School; and, from May through September the meetings are held at the Club grounds at the north end of Le Sueur. (Meeting Locations)
Feel free to visit any of our meetings, we’d love to meet and learn about you and your family (horses included).
To become a member: attend two meetings (need not be in a row). The club votes whether to approve new member at second meeting. Fill out form, pay dues. You may join at any time of the year.
If you are interested in showing and would like your show winnings to count towards qualifying for Champ Show, you must have your membership to the club up to date BEFORE the end of May of the current year.