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  • 08 Feb 2024 8:47 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    2024 Hunter/Jumper Show Dates

    Mark your calendars for our 2024 Hunter/Jumper schooling show dates.

    April 27th

    May 25th

    June 29th

    August 17th

    September 14th

    Do you need to lunge your horse at shows? New round pen is going in this week and will be ready for use by the April show. 

    In April, BISC will host a barefoot trimming demonstration with Kenzie Williamson of Island Hoofcare.

    Coming soon: Working Equitation clinics with Kyra Gautesen, dates to be announced.

    There are plenty of open weekends for additional shows and clinics. If you are interested in organizing and hosting events at the club please reach out at

    Membership Dues Increase

    While reviewing budget preparations for 2024 the BISC board unanimously voted to increase membership dues. Family memberships have been renamed to “Household” membership and are available for up to 6 people living in the same household. Household Memberships are $175 per year, Individual Membership has increased to $100 per year and Supporting (non-riding) Membership remains at $40 per year. Memberships are due on March 1st of each year.

    A $25 initiation fee is added for all new memberships and memberships that have lapsed past the renewal date. The additional fee is to offset the administrative cost of setting up new memberships and updating those that have lapsed. The $25 fee will apply this year if you renew your membership after March 31st.

    I’m not a new member, how do I know if I need to pay the $25 fee?

    If you were a member in 2023 and you renew your membership before April 1st you do not have to pay the $25. If you were not a member in 2023 or you are renewing your membership after March 31st the $25 fee is required. There is a check box on the membership renewal form that will apply the fee.

    Spring Clean Up Party and General Membership Meeting

    Saturday March 23rd at 10:00am

    Our annual Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00am – 2:00pm. We will start the day with a quick General Membership meeting to review the 2024 budget. Our bylaws require a meeting for our membership to review and vote on approval of the budget. To qualify to vote your membership will need to be up to date for 2024 prior to the General Membership meeting.

    How do I know if I am qualified to vote at the General Membership Meeting?

    You are qualified to vote if you are a Senior (18 years +) member with a 2024 membership.

    Bathroom Project Update

    The bathroom renovations are underway! Plumbing rough in is complete and electrical is in progress. A big thank you to our contractor Bryan Kramer for amazing work on the project.

    Keep an eye out on the BISC Website and Facebook page for upcoming events and announcements.

  • 06 Nov 2023 11:12 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our 2023 Year End Award Winners! Awards were presented at the Gala on Saturday, November 4th. If you were unable to attend and need to collect your award contact Kathy Countryman at (206) 660-1041

    Current Standings 2023 through Sept.pdf

  • 22 Aug 2023 7:04 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    The bathrooms at the club are in serious need of repair and renovation. Built over 40 years ago and serving over 200 users per summer the bathrooms have surpassed their lifespan. Broken pipes, torn out walls, outdated toilets and rodent infestation all led to the rental of a Porta Potty in order to have a reliable bathroom option.

    Bainbridge Island Saddle Club was awarded a $7,500 grant to renovate our bathrooms. A generous donor matched the grant bringing us to a total of $14,000. Estimated cost of the project is $22,000. We need to raise the remaining $7,000 by October 31st in order to retain the Rotary grant.

    BISC is looking for donations to meet the $7,000 need prior to the October 31st deadline. Can you help?

    Sponsorship Information

    Donate Here

  • 18 Aug 2023 5:15 PM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

    The September Hunter/Jumper Show is being moved to Saturday, September 3rd.

    There will be no show at the club on September 2nd.

  • 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.

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