Giddyup! Saddle Club kicks off 2013 season on Sunday

The Steubenville Saddle Club will kick off its 2013 show season Sunday with halter classes getting under way at 9 a.m. at the club grounds located on state Route 152 north, Richmond.

Heather Pariso will serve as judge.

A total of 41 classes, including performance classes, are on the show bill.

The club is in its 66th year, having been established in 1947 with events initially held in Steubenville at Butte’s Field, the property that today is the Alexander Manor subdivision.

It operated at other locations, including Alikanna and Wintersville, before moving to its present location.

Other shows on the calendar for the 2013 season are June 30, July 14 and Sept. 1.

Club leaders are Debbie Grimes, president; Dale Holcomb, vice president; Robin Wedlake, points secretary; Marty Ternasky, show secretary; Marlene Lamantia, co-secretary; Denise Gordon, co-secretary and announcer for pleasure classes; Kathleen and Dennis Hickle, contest announcers, scorekeepers and timekeepers; Susan Carulli, kitchen committee; Jack Carroll, groundskeeper; John Carroll, committee member; Wes Darling and Rodney Moore, maintenance assistants; and Kathleen Hickle, treasurer.

Membership in the club is open to anyone. An annual membership for a family is $25; $15 for an individual; and $10 for a youth. For 2013 memberships, checks can be made payable to the Steubenville Saddle Club and mailed to SCC, P.O. Box 431, Richmond, OH 43944. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the club grounds on state Route 152 north, Richmond, from April through November.