The Tucson Saddle Club is a non-profit organization of over 200 horsemen dedicated to equine legislation, good horsemanship, acquisition and preservation of trails, and to sponsor such activities that will enhance the use of horses. We have been in existence since the early 1970’s and have ridden all over the state of Arizona, but mostly within 100 miles of Tucson. We meet once a month with the exception of June, July, August, and December, and try to provide an interesting speaker at each meeting. We also produce a monthly newsletter and sponsor several rides each month of varying degrees of difficulty. We put on the annual Tierra Bella, an organized 5-day catered trail ride in October; club membership required, but joining is only $20 for a single member, or $30 for a family membership. Our rides are very diverse in location, terrain, and can range from easy for the beginner to challenging for the more experienced. We have ridden on the desert floor of the Avra Valley, in the pines of the Santa Rita and Catalina mountains, and the many and varied terrains in between. Many of our members are constantly trying to improve their horsemanship by participating in clinics, taking lessons, and just observing and sharing knowledge. Some of our members volunteer as stewards of portions of the Arizona Trail, as civilian patrol of trails in Saguaro Nation Park, and many members have participated in work parties to improve the trails. In short, we are all about the care and riding of our equine partners!
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Tucson Saddle Club meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of the Month.
The next meeting will be on
February 12, 2019
Board Meeting starts @ 6.00 pm
General Members Meeting @ 7.00 pm
Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club
4001 North Country Club Road
Click button for map to racquet club:
Dinner available for purchase in the club restaurant.
Did You Know.
There are approximately 177,000 horses owned by citizens in Arizona.(1)
That they provide a greater economic impact than Arizona’s two largest state exports, of cotton $108 million; processors, controllers, and electronic integrated circuits $898 million(1);
and just slightly less than Arizona’s leading export, civilian aircraft engines and parts, $1.9 billion.(1)
Arizona’s $1.6 billion annual economic impact horse industry expenditures(2) are larger than the combined revenue of the Super Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix International Raceway, and the Phoenix Open.
80% of horse owners in Arizona are trail riders.(2)
Nationally, the equine industry reports of the total $102 billion annually generated, the recreational segment is $32 billion annually(3).
(1) U.S. Census Bureau 2010 foreign trade statistics.
(2) University of Arizona & Arizona State Horseman’s Association “Arizona’s Billion Dollar Horse Industry” 2001 adjusted figures 2010.
(3) Deloitte & American Horse Council Foundation “The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry on the United States” 2005.
Remember all --as TSC club members we receive a 15% discount on already discounted items at Riding Warehouse. They have a huge and diverse inventory for all types of riding - for horses, riders, and their trailers!
You simply go to their website (www.ridingwarehouse.com)
to order what you need or want and
enter the club discount code at checkout.
You may contact a Board member for the code via email as listed in this web site.
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The speaker for February 12, 2019 will be:
Our guest speaker for February will be horse trainer Lanny Leach. Lanny has a lifetime of relationships with all kinds of horses and the people connected to them. He has worked and competed in Arizona, Texas, California and Nebraska as well as conducting clinics in several other states. When Ben Masters was preparing for his documentary "Unbranded" he chose Lanny to select and direct the training of the wild mustangs who made the 3,000 mile trek from Mexico to Canada. I look forward to hearing Lanny speak from his experiences and to seeing you at the meeting on February 12th.
~ Jennifer Brown
Linda is currently our club secretary, newsletter editor, served on the Tierra Bella committee and was a ride leader. She worked for a trailhead change to the westside Saguaro National Park. Linda also belongs to the County Line Riders, the Arizona Horse Council, the Minnesota Horse Council and Pima trails. She has two horses, a Shire/Tennessee Walker and a Missouri Fox Trotter. Congratulations to Linda and thank you for all your contributions to our club and the horse community.
2018 Horseperson of the Year
Tucson Saddle Club
Tucson Saddle Club now has it's own Facebook group page!
You must be a club member to join the group and post on it.
The public can see the page and fun stuff we're doing, but can not post without joining the club first and then requesting to join the group which requires the approval of our Facebook administrators. Club administrators can also block and/or delete inappropriate posts or members.
Check it out at the following link: