Hello October

Gilmer County Saddle Club Arena will be in use for the Apple Festival so will be closed to riders October 8 thru the 20th.

Make plans to see the Georgia Apple Festival parade on October 17 at 10:00am in Downtown Ellijay!


Photo Courtesy Of Gilmer County Apple Festival

2015 Charles Sumner Memorial Racking Horse Show

The 2015 Charles Sumner Memorial Racking Horse show will be held Saturday June 13 at 6:oo pm. This is a The National Racking Horse Association (NRHA) event that is great fro riders and spectators alike. So bring the family and come enjoy a night of fun with Gilmer County Saddle Club and the NRHA.


Show Sheet


2015 Show Information

As March draws to an end that means show season is just around the corner! The first fun show will be held April 11th at 1:00pm.

All show sheets are online and can be found by clicking the above tab titled Show Schedule.

We have also updated the rules for High Points to reflect the new show season. To view information pertaining to high points please click the above tab titled Membership & Rules.

Hope everyone is looking forward to great season!

Working hard to get everything ready for the first show.

Working hard to get everything ready for the first show.

2014 Drawing To An End

The 2014 show season is slowly drawing to an end. Our last show of the season will be held Saturday, October 25th and will begin at 1:00 pm. This is the annual Cancer Awareness fun show. The show is always fun and the money goes for a great cause! Don’t miss out on the cupcake race or any of the other fun events!

All members please plan to attend the November monthly meeting. At this meeting we will have our officer elections. The meeting will be held at 7:00 on November 20th. Meeting place is yet to be determined. Please check our Facebook page for latest updates.

2013 Winner

As the show season comes to an end it is also time to think about the all around high point award. The Charles Sumner Perpetual Trophy is awarded annually by Ms Inez Sumner in memory of her late husband, Charles.  This honor is bestowed to the individual who has accrued the most points during the show season.  This award is open to riders of all disciplines and all ages.  Points include any and all shows attended during the current season.

Point validation is the responsibility of the individual rider.  A summary of all points is due to the GCSC show chairman no later than the November club meeting.

Cancer Awareness Fun Show Scheduled for October 25th

This weekend will be our annual Cancer Awareness Fun Show. Come out and join us for this fun event!


5th Annual IPRA Championship RODEO

It’s that time of year again. You know what time we are talking about. The excitement is in the air. It’s Rodeo Time! Gilmer County Saddle Club is proud to present the 5th Annual Championship Rodeo sponsored by Bill Holt Chevrolet. It will be held September 26th and 27th at 8:00pm. The gates will open at 6:00pm; arrive early and check out all the vendors while you wait for the rodeo to start!


Purchase your Advance Tickets and save money! Advance Tickets may be purchased for $10.00 each at the following sponsor locations:

  • Captain D’s
  • Dunkin’ Dounuts
  • Bill Holt Chevrolet
  • Heritage Propane
  • R&A Orchards
  • Complete Cash
  • North Georgia Loans
  • 515 Used Tires
  • National Title Pawn
  • O’Neal’s Barber Shop
  • Factory Direct Vapor Outlet

Tickets will be for sale at the gate the night of the rodeo for $14.00 each.

For the latest rodeo news please be sure to visit our 5th Annual IPRA Championship RODEO Facebook page.

For the first time we are also happy to announce that for your convenience you may purchase your rodeo tickets online!

Eventbrite - Gilmer County Saddle Club's 5th Annual Championship RODEO- September 26 & 27, 2014

2014 Show Season Still Exciting Events to Come

Thank you to all of those that attended our Open Show this past Saturday, August 23rd. A special thank you to all the members that make these shows possible. We appreciate those who are there hours beforehand to help set up and those who stay late to help clean up. You truly are such a special part to our club!

With that said there are still several shows left in the 2014 show season.

Here is our following show dates for those who plan to attend:

September 13th at 1p.m.- open horse show
September 20th at 6 p.m.- Charles Sumner Memorial Racking horse show
September 26-27th  the 6th Annual Rodeo
October 25th at 1 p.m.- Give Cancer The Boot Fun Show
November 1st at 1p.m.- Open horse show

August 9th English Clinic & Fun Show

Gilmer County Saddle Club is proud to announce we will be hosting an English Clinic on August 9, 2014. The clinic will be performed by Jeannie Shaw who will work with riders both individually and in a group. The clinic will be over flat work and jumps. The cost is $35.00 per rider and the clinic will be held 9:30 am till 12:30pm. Interested riders will need to pre-register prior to clinic with Mrs. Jackie Brown. For contact and registration information please email gilmercountysaddleclub1@gmail.com.


There will also be a fun show held August 9th starting at 1:00pm. Fun Show’s are always a fun family event!

July is a Busy Month for Gilmer County Saddle Club

Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Kitchen

By July summer is in full swing and so is the Gilmer County Saddle Club.

On the 4th of July many members participated in the Downtown Ellijay Fourth of July Parade.  It was a fun event that members and spectators enjoyed! It is always wonderful to see the kids out smiling.

This weekend, Saturday June 12th, will be the annual National Racking Horse Associations St. Jude show. This is always a great event where the money goes for a great cause! Join us for the show which starts at 6:00 pm. And be sure not to miss the silent auction; always a wonderful selection of items to bid on.

The rain has delayed it twice but we are happy to announce that the Charles Sumner Memorial show will be held July 19th. The show will begin at 4:00 pm.

Also this month will be ending with our Open Horse show scheduled for July 26th.

Just a reminder to all members that we are always needing volunteers. Without volunteers these shows would not be possible. So we appreciate all the help we can get! If you are unable to volunteer but still want to help our concession stand is always in need of home baked goods or other donated items such as individual chip bags, or candy.


Photo courtesy of Charlotte Kitchen

Open Show This Saturday ~ June 28th

Summer is officially here. Come enjoy the sunshine with us on Saturday June 28th for our monthly Open Horse Show.

Sign up will begin at noon and the show will start at 1:00pm. All members who would like to volunteer please arrive early for setup.

For show sheet or class information please click here.