By Elizabeth Letter
Red Flannel Saddle Club (RFSC) has a full slate of open shows scheduled for this summer, and we are excited to announce the addition of a draft show to the lineup! This show will be held on Sunday, June 29, and it will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. All breeds of draft horses are welcome, including draft crosses, Haflingers and Freisans. Classes in halter, showmanship, driving and riding will be offered. Lori Pillar will judge. The entry fee is $5 per class with a $2 office fee for each horse/exhibitor combination. The showbill can be found at the club’s website at Redflannelsaddleclub.org.
The Red Flannel show grounds are easy to find; located on 21 Mile Road just off Shaner Avenue in Sand Lake. There is a large parking area with plenty of room for cars and horse trailers. The cookshack serves a nice selection of items at breakfast and lunch, plus snacks and beverages. Covered bleachers afford a shady place from which to view the action, and real bathrooms with running water round out the amenities. You will find lots of friendly people who compete and volunteer at RFSC shows.
RFSC was formed over 50 years ago. The club puts on over 16 shows a year in a variety of disciplines, including speed, dressage, hunter-jumper and pleasure, with classes that welcome all breeds and levels of riders. It takes a lot of manpower to run the shows, so we welcome new members at any time. It’s easy to join and members receive special benefits. For only $10 for individuals, or $20 for a family, plus the same amount of hours worked, members get half-off entry fees and invitations to special functions that are only for members.
For more information, contact Julie Humphreys at (231) 414-7935.