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  • 12 May 2023 7:48 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)
    Let's clean up the trails!
    Where: Manzanita Park - next to Bainbridge Island Saddle Club
    Saturday, May 20th 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Join the Park District’s trails team and the Bainbridge Island Parks and Trails Foundation in maintaining trails of Manzanita Park, a 120-acre woodland of diverse native plant communities. 

    Equestrian Trails Need Your Support
    Please join us for a trails work party in Mazanita Park right next to the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club. The 120 acres of trails is one of the best places for a trail ride on the Island. Let's show up in force as an equestrian community and support the park.  Please use this link to the to add this event to your calendar and register.

    We are looking forward to seeing you!
  • 10 May 2023 6:26 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    We are expecting warm, dry weather ahead of this Saturday's show. The main arena will be closed for watering starting Wednesday, May 10th in order to get ahead of the dust. The warm up arena is open for member use.

  • 25 Apr 2023 7:21 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    Thank You Volunteers!

    Thank you to all the volunteers who made our work party in March, and our April show a huge success! Every role plays a part, from cleaning up the grounds after the winter, to mowing before the show, setting fences, managing the show office, running the back gate, giving out awards, and cleaning up after the show. We couldn’t do it without all our incredible volunteers!

    Bathroom Refresh – Rotary Grant Challenge

    BISC recently applied for a community grant from the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island to update the bathrooms at the Saddle Club. If you have used the bathrooms in the past year, you may be aware that they are in dire need of repair. The quote for the work came back at just over $22,000. Rotary has awarded the club a challenge grant for $7500. To claim the grant, the club needs to raise the reminder of the funds by October 1st. We have a matching donation from a generous donor for $7500.  This leaves us with $7,000 left to raise to receive the Rotary grant. The BISC Board is gathering additional quotes for the project and looking at ways to keep the costs down. We will be getting you more information soon, including the best way to donate and what the bathroom improvements will look like.

    Membership – Have you renewed for 2023?

    By renewing your BISC membership you help provide funds for preserving, improving, and maintaining our member owned facility. Strong membership numbers each year allow us to protect our 8.3 Bainbridge Island acres and preserves the club for future generations of horsemen/women. Membership also gives you year-round use of the club, discounted show fees and early registration. Did you know that we have a membership option for non-riding members who want to support the club? The Supporting Membership is available for $40.00 annually and is for social and unmounted participation. Many of our supporting members are long time club members who no longer ride or have moved out of the area but want to support the club. You can renew your membership directly on the website


    Year End Banquet – Ticket Price Increase

     The BISC Year End Banquet has traditionally been our top fundraiser. In reviewing the budget, it also stands out as one of our larger expenses. Last year the costs for the banquet came in a just over $3800, while the ticket sales brought in $1600. The board has agreed to increase the banquet ticket price to $25.00. This will help cover the caterer expense and the facility rental. We look forward to seeing all of you there on November 4th, 2023.


    BISC Junior Board

    Thank you to Kylee Stanton Hicks for organizing our BISC Jr. Board! Jr. Board has new members and are busy taking on new projects. 2023 BISC Jr. Board members are as follows: Helena Janof, Charlotte D’amico, Adelyn Mathews, Genevieve Kramer, Maddie Gilfedder, Sierra Berry, and Zoe Siebert. The Jr. Board is looking to take on several exciting projects including working with the Park District on repairing the cross-country course in Manzanita Park, hosting a clinic and fundraising. If you are a junior member who is interested in joining the board contact Kylee at


    Dressage Schooling Show – September 24th

    We are excited to announce that Dressage Shows are back! This year’s show will be held on  September 24th. BISC dressage shows provide the opportunity to ride a dressage test in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a schooling show. Perfect for riders new to competition or young horses starting their show careers. Classes offered range from Intro Level all the way to 4th (2023 USDF test), Dressage Seat Equitation, 2022 USEF Eventing dressage tests and USEF Western dressage tests. 

    Prizes: 1-5 place ribbons awarded in each class along with some fun awards such as the Matchy Matchy award, Dusty Bum, and prize for 9s. 


    See you on May 13th

    Our next show is Saturday, May 13th, and we look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate Mother’s Day.  Member registration opens on April 30th on the BISC website.

  • 13 Apr 2023 7:53 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    The arenas will be closed on Friday, April 14th started at 3:00pm to prepare for Saturday's show.

  • 20 Feb 2023 10:59 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    Horses are starting to shed and the green grass is starting to grow again. Spring is on the way and with it comes good times at the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club!

    New Board Members

    Please join me in welcoming our new BISC board members; David Dunn, Alex Mackin and Gus Pena. They join our existing board of Alexandra Cuellar, Amy Driggers Janof, Kathy Countryman, Kylee Stanton Hicks, Max Kleinman, Meghan Lawson, Soomie Ahn Sorenson, Melissa Davis and Junior Board members Helena Janoff and Grey Peters.

    Members are welcome to attend BISC Board meetings which are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (February is an exception and will be on the 28th.) Hybrid meetings are Zoom and in person, if you want to attend email us at to be added to the list. We’ll send you the Zoom link and agenda prior to the meeting.

    Committee Openings

    Have you signed up for a Saddle Club committee? The success and sustainability of the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club relies on it's volunteers. Each board member has taken on a committee and they need volunteers to help out. Check out the list on the website to find the best match for your skills and interest. Shoot me an email at and I'll get you in contact with your committee chair.

    Volunteer Opportunities - Treasurer and Fundraising Chair

    The club has 2 critical areas where volunteers are needed.These are essential roles for the club.

    Treasurer - Our amazing Treasurer Kylee Stanton Hicks has spent several years in the role and would like to take on a new role. We need a club member to step up to the Treasurer role. The Treasurer manages and keep records of cash flow and bills, provides financial reports at the monthly board meetings, and works closely with the bookkeeper. The BISC Treasurer will need to join the BISC Board of Directors. Please consider this volunteer role. If interested contact Kylee at

    Fundraising Chair - As a non-profit we have the ability to raise tax deductible funds for improvements to the club. Do you have experience in non-profit fundraising? We are in need of direction and guidance on how to best utilize our non-profit status. The club needs your help! Please reach out to if you are available to take on this role.

    Spring Clean Up - March 25th

    The Spring Clean Up is on the calendar for Saturday, March 25th from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Come out and help us get the club ready for the show season. Morning coffee, pastries and lunch will be provided. Please sign up on the website. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

    2023 Event Calendar:

    Here is the current event calendar for 2023:

    March 25th - Spring Clean Up Work Party

    April 15th - Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show

    May 13th - Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show

    June 10th - Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show

    July 7th - 12th - Bainbridge Island Pony Club Camp

    August 12th - Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show

    September 2nd - Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show
  • 31 Oct 2022 10:38 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    The water at the club has been turned off for an ongoing plumbing issue. Once repaired it will remain off for the winter to prevent freeze breaks. Please plan to bring water for your horses when you haul in. The porta potty will be available year round.

  • 29 Oct 2022 8:00 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    Thank you for another wonderful event season at the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club. Traditionally we celebrate the end of the season with our year end banquet. After a two-year pause, we are thrilled to be hosting the year end banquet on November 5th, at 5:30pm at Island School. The evening will include a catered dinner, short general meeting, dessert dash and awards ceremony. Don’t miss out on this fun event! 

    Registration is required, ticket prices ($10 for adults, $5 ages 5-12) allow us to offset the catering costs. In the past, the banquet has been members only, but we would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a member to attend and see what we are all about!


    Volunteer Hours Requirement Put on Hold

    At the Spring General Meeting the membership voted to require a minimum number of volunteer hours to qualify for year-end awards. At a recent board meeting the BISC Board voted to not require the hours this year due to lack of hour tracking. We would love to hear your ideas on how to best coordinate and track volunteer work going forward.

    Want to get involved?

    Board Meetings

    Did you know that the minutes from the board meetings are posted on the BISC website? BISC Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. At this time the meetings are held via Zoom, with hybrid meetings returning this summer at the club. BISC members are welcome to attend, email us at to be added to the list. We’ll send you the Zoom link and agenda prior to the meeting. 

    Board Member Nominations                             

    We are taking board member nominations now through November. We currently have 5 board member positions open. Do you know of anyone who would be a great addition to the Bainbridge Island Saddle Club Board? Board members participate in the monthly board meetings and chair one of our committees. Our current members have all levels of equestrian experience, from non-riding parents to people with many years of riding experience; if you are a self-starter, motivated individual who is interested in supporting the local riding community, preserving a valuable piece of Kitsap County riding history, and helping BISC share our mission statement, we'd love to have you! 

    Serving on the BISC board is a great opportunity to work alongside others in the equestrian community while providing stewardship for Bainbridge Island Saddle Club. Please email me directly with your nominations at

    Fun Fact:

    BISC History - Day Road Facility

    Our current Bainbridge Island Saddle Club property was purchased in February of 1969 for $12,750! With a down payment of $3,200 and an interest rate of 7.5% a group of like-minded volunteers secured the unique property that is ours today. I am continually in awe of the groups of volunteers over the 53 years that have continued to provide this amazing resource to the local equestrian community.

  • 22 Sep 2022 8:04 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    BISC Year End Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, November 5th at 5:30pm at the Island School. More details and registration to follow in early October. Save the date on your calendar!

  • 07 Sep 2022 3:27 PM | Meghan Lawson (Administrator)

    Current Year-End High Point Standings (as of Sept 2022)

    10 and Under – Flat

    Agnes Pena-15

    Mary Starks-14

    Coralie Lewis-14

    Phoebe DeBord-13

    Poppy Hall-13

    Victor Pena-10

    Binah Brenner-10

    Harper Graham-9

    Sadie Kleinman-9

    Hadley Wolslegel-9

    India Hall-7

    Alyssa Romero-7

    Aylah Brenner-4

    11 - 13 – Flat

    14 – 18 Flat

    Genevieve Kramer-17

    Addison Staley-6

    19+ – Flat

    10 and Under –Over Fences

    Victor P ena-47

    Agnes Pena-46

    Mary Starks-38

    Alyssa Romero-34

    Hadley Wolslegel-28

    Daniela Dam-24

    Olivia Cuellar-Carpenter-18

    June McDermott- 16

    Phoebe DeBord-16

    Sadie Kleinman-14

    Isabella Greimes-12

    Coralie Lewis-11

    Binah Brenner-8

    Aylah Brenner-8

    India Hall -7

    Allegra Cuellar-Carpenter-5

    Poppy Hall -4

    11 – 13 – Over Fences

    Lily Robertson 71

    Maddie Niemeyer 60

    Hazel Gardner 36

    Kathryn Bleiweiss 28

    Ellie Kleinman 20

    Olivia Colagrossi 15

    Leona Lucas 13

    14 – 18 – Over Fences

    Sydney Hutton-74

    Mikayla Campbell- 38

    Helena Janof-35

    Elly Dam-27

    Ava Johnson-13

    Addison Staley-11

    Zoe McKay-10

    Zoe Ernst-3

    19 + — Over Fences

    Shayla Paddock-22

    Bryna Ross- 18

    Carrie Chamberlin-4

  • 13 Aug 2022 1:57 PM | Meghan Lawson (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our August 13th Daily High Point Winners! 

    High Point Low Jumper: Shayla Paddock at AP Blonde Ambition

    High Point Mid Jumper: Nola Bertucci and Thales

    High Point High Jumper Mikayla Campbell and Flyght Risk

    Cross Rail High Point winner Genevieve Kramer and Madame Des Noyes

    Tiny Hunter High Point winner Victor Peña and My Friend Flicka

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