Since 1945, a community of equestrians dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of Bridle Trails State Park. Our membership dues, shows and activities provide funds for preserving, improving and maintaining the facilities and trails for the enjoyment of all.  It' s our 70th Birthday!!!

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Playday/Gymkhana    Saturday, Sept. 12

Come for one day of laid back and light hearted fun at the main arena! No preregistration required.
$20/members $35 non-members for all the classes you can do.

* Western pleasure/equitation classes
* Barrel racing, pole bending, flag and keyhole races

Egg and Spoon, ribbon pairs, ride buck bareback
* More new games this year : Australian and Turtle pursuit, Broom polo...

If you are interested in helping, we would heartily welcome VOLUNTEERS! It’s the easiest of all our fun shows! So, don’t hold back, take the reins, get involved, and make it happen! Contact us at:


 Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Dale Rumens-Partee:  Oct. 10-11

Cowboy Dressage™ is a beautiful blend of Traditional Western Horsemanship and Classical Dressage. It is an art form combining the excitement and drama of western horsemanship with the precision and beauty of classical dressage blending both disciplines and taking the best from both. "The rider becomes more educated, patient, and understanding, allowing for the partnership between horse and rider to bloom.....that partnership being the goal of all good horseman and horsewoman."

“Cowboy Dressage" was created by Eitan Beth Halachmy of Grass Valley, California. "A good western horse must have self-carriage.... I believe the principles of self-carriage between Cowboy Dressage and Dressage are the same but the application and follow through may be visually different."
     You can see Eitan in action in his videos
  2 full days: $300       To Register:  Get Registration Form      GET Info Flyer            Pay for Clinic

Nominate Someone Special for our Annual Awards 
Do you know someone who deserves special recognition?  We are seeking nominations for the following annual awards:

Service Award: Do you know an individual who has worked hard for the Club this year. They could have helped at shows, been on a committee, etc. They have shown a true dedication and enthusiasm for the Club, the Park, Club activities, etc.

Mother of the Year: Do you know a Mom who goes that extra mile to support her children’s equestrian efforts?

Father of the Year: How about a Dad who always volunteers to roll up his sleeves and help or is always there for moral support?

Trainer of the Year: How about a trainer who has provided exceptional guidance and support? Maybe they helped you overcome specific challenges, or inspired you to achieve a specific goal?

Senior Sportsmanship: Do you know an adult who has shown great sportsmanship this year? Maybe they have taken on a new challenge, improved immensely, or hung in there during tough times?

Junior Sportsmanship: How about a junior rider who has displayed special dedication or enthusiasm?

If a drop box is not handy at a show, mail  or email this nomination form  by September 30, 2015. Winners are selected by the Board and announced at the Annual Meeting in October.


EXTRA Fun Shows:  Jumper-Hunter shows added  - August 22/23rd

Due to overwhelming attendance and the desire to consistently respond to the requests of our members, the show management team has added a fifth fun show weekend this season!

The shows will start at 8am on Saturday and be limited to 45 riders. This will allow us to be finished in plenty of time so that you can attend the Bridle Trails Park Foundation's Storytelling and Smores event!

On Sunday in addition to our normal hunter show offerings, we will host a LWSC Mini-Maclay Medal class for juniors and amateurs who would like to participate (sorry trainers, this one is not for you!). Riders will do a complicated equitation over fences round at 2'6" on their own horse, then the top riders MAY be asked back for a ride-off on each other's horses. The ride off could be on the flat or over lower fences depending on entries and skill levels. There will be a prize awarded to first place and ribbons to 8th place.

Stall roofs are installed, so please email if you would like to reserve a stall for this show.

MANAGE YOUR OWN MEMBERSHIP INFO with our New improved Membership system! !

Make sure your info is correct! To login to your current membership page to review and/or edit your member info:
Go to the new LWSC membership page at In the upper right corner, click on Sign In . Use your email address for your ID and enter the password: lwscpassword - you’ll then be prompted to choose a new password, so do choose a personal password – you will need to enter it twice and pls. don’t forget it – you’ll need it to sign in to your account in the future Beyond that there's nothing you MUST do -- but do check through your basic membership info and make any changes necessary. Be sure your email is current and correct (we’ve been getting a lot of bounces lately) so you won’t miss out on getting our announcements and the Saddler. Thanks!

To sign up for a new membership, go to the new LWSC membership page at Click on "Sign Up" and enter your email and choose your personal password – you will need to enter it twice and pls. don’t forget it – you’ll need it to sign in to your account in the future. Fill out the New Member form and select "Save." Please double check that the information you entered is correct on the confirmation page. If changes are needed, select "No, go back." If it is correct, then select "Yes, proceed to payment with Paypal" or "Yes, but I will mail a check". Follow the directions on screen for logging into Paypal or mailing a check. Thank you very much for your patience, and welcome to our club!

Lake Washington Saddle Club College Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Once again, our $1000 scholarship will be awarded in 2015.  We encourage students pursuing further education in equine studies, environmental
studies, or forestry. to apply! The Scholarship must be used at a two- or four-year accredited college or university within the academic year following receipt of the scholarship. It may be used for tuition and/or fees.
 All applicants are required to provide the following:
1. Written application, including essay  2. Letter of recommendation

 Application Date: All applications must be postmarked by Sept. 15,  2015.   

2015 Bridle Trails Park Show/Event Calendar

18: Earth Day
 22: LWSC Jumper Fun Show
 23: LWSC Hunter Fun Show

3-5 Bridle Trails Classic
30: Snohomish Co.  4H show

6: LWSC Jumper Fun Show
7: LWSC Hunter Fun Show
14: LWSC Dressage Schooling Show
20: SAFE Horse Rescue
27: BTPF Party in the Park

11: LWSC Jumper Fun Show
12: LWSC Hunter Fun Show
18: Snohomish Co. 4H Combined Show
19: LWSC Dressage Schooling Show
25-25: Carol Dean Porter Clinic
25: BTPF Horses and Hops Prize Ride
Note: Drill team practices in the big arena on Mondays at 3 PM

2: LWSC Obstacle/Trail Training Day
8:  BTPF Botany Walk
9: LWSC Dressage Schooling Show- Scores
12: BTPF Walk 'n Wag 
15: NW Reining Show
16: Cowgirl Spirit Prize ride
20: BTPF Bluegrass and BBQ
22: LWSC Jumper Fun Show
23: LWSC Hunter Fun Show
22: BTPF Storytelling & S'mores
27: Trail Run 3-8 PM


4-6: Julie Carpenter "Horsemanship From the Heart" lessons - dressage arena
12: LWSC Playday/Gymkhana
12: BTPF Forest Nature Walk
13: LWSC Dressage Schooling Show
19: LWSC Jumper Fun Show
20: LWSC Hunter Fun Show


10-11: Cowboy Dressage Clinic
17: LWSC 70th Birthday Party & Awards Banquet
18: LWSC "Spook-less" Obstacle/Trail Training  Day


 LWSC Trail Riders Meetup

Want to connect with others to ride the trials in Bridle Trails State Park and nearby riding areas? If you are interested in getting "out and about", want to gain more confidence and experience for you and your horse, and meet other horse people in our area who need riding partners, this is the place to go. First, sign up with Meetup. Then join our group.


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