50th Anniversary Season of Valley Riders Saddle Club!!
Come Join the Fun!!

~~~  Valley News  ~~~

~~~ Anniversary Show ~~~

The Anniversary Show will be Sept. 19-20. This is our 50th Anniversary season and we will have special events at this show! Some of our evening entertainment on Saturday will include Freestyle Reining and Musical Freestyle classes, Dog Costume class, Dog Races, and new this year is a Horse/Pony Costume class! There are no rules for the dog or horse/pony costume classes. Rules and info for the Freestyle Reining and Musical Freestyle classes can be found on the Show Info page. Lots of prizes or $ on these classes so join the fun!!

This show will have 3 judges. 2 judges on Saturday and 1 judge on Sunday. Entry fees will be doubled and paybacks will be for each judge on Saturday.

Some classes will have bonus Jackpot money that will be added regardless of the number of entries. We will also hold "second chance" drawings on some classes and award bonus money to some exhibitors that didn't earn paybacks!

As a bonus to our members, anyone who shows in the same class on both Saturday and Sunday will receive 5 bonus points  toward year-end awards in that class.

We will be having a dinner catered on Saturday evening. We would like to get an approximate count so we can order enough food. Prices for the meal will be as follows: Members : age 6 and under are free, age 7 and up $5.  Non-Members: age 6 and under $3, age 7 and up $7. If you didn't indicate the number of meals on your stall reservation form, please call Barb at 317-535-4597 to let us know about how many will be eating with us. We would also ask that members bring a dessert to share.

Following all of the evening activities, we will have a band to help us celebrate!

Thanks for celebrating our 50th Anniversary with us!!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Umbarger Show Feeds

Shelby Farm Supply

Hillview Vets

Sue Fuller

Cottingham Realty/Appraisal

A. Cottingham Appraisals

Kim Herr

Stitchery Mill

Horsetail Events
~~~ Scholarship ~~~

Scholarship info is available on the Documents page.
~~~ August 16 Show ~~~

Just a reminder that the Aug. 16 show will be double judged to make up for the 7/12 show that was rained out. Entry fees will be doubled but paybacks will be given for each judge.

Due to the excessive rain that we've had and the forecast of more rain and thunderstorms over the weekend, we've decided to reschedule Sunday's show (7/12/15). We will hold the show in combination with the already scheduled show on Aug. 16 and have 2 judges instead of 1. This will let members still have the opportunity to show and earn points toward year end awards. It's a difficult decision to reschedule. Thanks for understanding!

~~~ Introductory Show News ~~~

Due to the forecast of extremely bad weather this weekend, we have gotten permission from AQHA to reschedule the Introductory Show to August 1-2. If you have a PAID stall reservation for this weekend, we will forward your reservation to the new date. If you won't be able to make it on 8/1-2 and would like a refund, please call Barb West at 317-535-4597 to request a refund. A few people have called in the last couple of days to get stalls and have not sent in money yet. You will need to fill out the form and send in your reservation with money. We will not forward any stall reservations that are not paid in full. Please help pass the word along! Thanks for understanding and everyone stay safe this weekend!

To anyone who is showing at our AQHA Tack Room show or our AQHA Introductory show: Remember that you are responsible for showing documentation of your eligibility to show in Level 1 (Novice) classes. AQHA no longer prints novice categories on your membership card. Please follow the link below and print out your eligibility to ensure that you will be allowed to show in Level 1 classes. If you have no show record, this link will also display a message to that effect and let us know that you are Level 1 eligible so print that out also. Thanks!


Our new website is still under construction. Please check back often for updates!
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we are planning special activities. Please consider being (or soliciting) a sponsor to add money to our Anniversary Show paybacks or help pay for other special activities! Here is the form.
Quick Links to Documents:

Membership Form
Sponsor Form
Tack Room Show Stall Reservation Form

Introductory Show Stall Reservation Form