May Upcoming Events

Posted by Barb on May 17, 2019

May 2019 Upcoming Events

Click here to see May's Upcoming Events!

Open Show/Hunter Show I Cancelled

Posted by Barb on May 13, 2019

We are cancelling Open Show I and Hunter Show I scheduled for May 18/19 due to weather and very soggy grounds.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

Horse Sports & Erie Hunt and Saddle Show

Posted by Barb on April 25, 2019


For more information click here.


2019 Show Book

Posted by Barb on April 1, 2019

2019 Show Book

Check out the 2019 Show Book


2019 Advertising

Posted by Barb on February 6, 2019

2019 Advertising Information

It is now time to advertise in our 2019 Show Book!  Our Show Book reaches over 700 families and businesses, and is used from May through November.

Please click on the files attached to download and print a copy of the template you will need to submit for the 2019 season.


Please contact Heidi Zuck for additional information: (814) 450-7380 or via e-mail

We are also offering the ability to display a 2 x 2 vinyl banner with your company's name printed on it! The banners will be placed around the outside of the main show arena for our members and guests to see. The cost will be $100 for the first year, and $25 for the following year.  If you have any questions, or would like to submit your ad, please contact Victoria Musloff via phone (814) 474- 5633 or via e-mail

2019 Show Book Info

2019 Banner Info

2019 Ad Sizes


EHSC sweatshirts are still available.

Posted by Barb on July 23, 2018

Available now!

Erie Hunt and Saddle Club limited edition zip-front hoodies! Burgundy and heather gray available, assorted adult sizes, $35.00.

                 For more info or to order, contact Heidi Zuck at 814-450-7380.



September 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Andrew on September 8, 2017

September 2017
The Hunter Paces are underway, the Mini Trials were a huge success, and the August Recognized Horse Trials have been successful for 48 years but are now finished. This year has also seen a huge boost to membership benefits, as all members and their horses are eligible to Year-End awards at no additional cost. Consider joining the Governing Board and make your ideas come to reality, several board positions are open.
Hunter Paces--Fun for Everyone!
On Sunday, September 17 & 24, the EHSC hunter paces are a fun way to wind down the competitive season before the snow flakes start flying. A tailgate party is planned for September 17th, we will provide drinks and hot dogs, and ask you to bring a dish to pass. The picnic will begin after the last rider goes out on course.
The costume contest is a favorite of everyone. Come see lions, tigers and bears as well as princesses and pirates. September 24th is the date to save!
You can mail your entries early or sign up on the day of the pace by 10:30 am. This year the first rider goes out at noon. Riders of all ages and disciplines are encourage. Divisions range from the Jump Division (loping or cantering and trotting and jumping all jumps) to the popular Flat division (trotting, cantering and walking-jump whichever flagged obstacles you wish) or the Pleasure Division (trotting and walking- cantering of course allowed, but then balance with more walking. Jumping any flagged obstacle allowed but not required)
As always, make sure you have kept your membership up to date and register for the year end awards before you ride!
EHSC Governing Board Nominations
2018 is promising to be a banner year for the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club. We need you to consider a position on the board, to help get your voice heard and get the club to reach it's potential. Board meetings are held once a month, on the first Tuesday of each month. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Ruth Orton at or (814) 460-5265.
1.    President- Peg Hull
2.    Vice President- Heidi Zuck
3.    Secretary- Wendy Bolding
4.    Treasurer- Sue Strohmeyer  
Committee Chairpersons
1.    Social Programs- Vicki Andrews
2.    Membership- Ruth Orton
3.    Advertising- Open
4.    Publicity and Fundraising- Open
5.    Sponsors- Jen Rautine
6.    Awards- Open
7.    Year End Points Coordinator- Karen Copus
8.    Scheduling-Open
9.    Clubhouse- Rachel Converse
10. Properties- Open
11. Grounds- Open
12. Stabling- Michele Plazony
13. Land Development- Mark McManus
14. Web Master- Barb Nash
The EHSC board has decided to sell equipment that has not been used in a number of years. The board is offering EHSC members first choice on purchasing this equipment. If not sold to membership, the equipment will be advertised for sale &/or auctioned. Please contact Karen Copus 814-449-6469 or Peg Hull 814-397-8381 if you are interested.
Aerator - bent tongue, needs work $50.00
Ford disc - 6ft, double gang, 3pt. hitch $300.00
Ferguson cultivator - 2 row, 3pt.. hitch $200.00
Drag - 5ft., needs spring teeth $1000.00
All offers will be considered, please feel to contact us with questions.
extends heartfelt condolences to Jean & Mike Spires on the loss of their special Friesian, Echo.
warm wishes for a speedy recovery to Lew Trumble after two recent back surgeries
warm wishes for a speedy recovery to Mike van Damia after hernia surgery
On Saturday, October 7th at 10 am come out to EHSC grounds to see a cool demonstration by Jeff Klsak about Falcons and Falconing. This promises to be very interesting. He will be bringing 2 birds not native to Pennsylvania.


Posted by Andrew on August 31, 2017

Photos from the EHSC 2017 Mini Trial are avaliable to purchase by Clicking this link thanks to:

Miranda Akins

|Photography In Stride|



Phone: 216-785-8182

Erie Gives Day!

Posted by Andrew on August 3, 2017

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 and online entries are super easy through
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


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  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., 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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


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

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! 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 On August 9th, between 8am and 8pm.

EHSC is part of Erie Gives Day

Posted by Andrew on August 3, 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! 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 On August 9th, between 8am and 8pm.

Reminder About EHSC

Posted by Andrew on August 3, 2016

What's in a name? In The Erie Hunt and Saddle Club, there's a couple things: We are in the country, and it is called a club, but it is about as far away from "country club" as you can get. Our emphasis is on expanding knowledge of horsemanship and, in the process, learning a lot about life. We are not a "hoity toity" group in any respect. In fact, our non-profit club makes horsemanship affordable for regional families and children who would never be able to experience what we offer any other way. W'e're about kids. We're about life-long learning. We're about pitching in -- we are all volunteers -- and we are about making some very special things happen through our dedicated work together. The vast majority of our $25-a-year members and program participants have to literally watch their pennies and make a lot of sacrifices, not only in terms of finances, but also in terms of time and just plain hard labor for the animals we are, sometimes inexplicitly, drawn toward. We make our own jumps, dig our own posts, organize and run our own events, and volunteer, volunteer, volunteer-- all to primarily benefit children and families who can't help loving horses. Please share if you care. It's one pretty painless way you can help. Otherwise, we always have some stalls that need mucked out, grass that needs cut, water that needed toted ....

Posted by Erie-Hunt Saddle-Club on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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