Sevanna Grunwald, left, and Kianna Bosma took first place in the costume class at the Sooke Saddle Club English/Western Equitation Funshow on May 11. (Contributed)

Sooke Saddle Club hosts funshow

Riders and horses from Sooke, Metchosin, and Saanich take part

The Sooke Saddle Club hosted an English and Western Equitation Funshow on May 11 at the Metchosin Arena.

This club will hold the English and Western Games Funshow at Luxton Arena on June 8.

Riders and horses from Sooke, Metchosin, and Saanich took part in the May 11 show.

Competitors are not required to have expensive clothes or tack, but the club does require safe, clean tack and equipment-appropriate riding boots and helmets for English riders and anyone under 19, said club secretary Gail Nash.

Riders and horses are judged according to what is expected for an English or Western rider.

“Class costs are low because we want to encourage riders to show their horses. Horse shows are an excellent place for horses to learn to accept being around other horses, and also the noise and activity of the show,” Nash said.

“Every experience makes for a safer riding horse, part of what we call bomb-proofing. Shows also help the riders to become more confident and also to learn from each other.”

Upcoming Sooke Saddle Club shows include the Games Show on June 8 at Luxton, and also two Dressage Show and Tell at Metchosin Arena on July 14 and Aug. 17.

For information, please contact Gail Nash online at or telephone 250-642-4515. Entry forms are available on our website,

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