The Sanday Saddle Club began in 1989 when two residents, Marion and Jean, felt that the few island riders who 'did their own thing' might like an opportunity to ride together and swap experiences and advice.
They planned to provide experiences that most island horses would otherwise never have the chance of, such as jumping, games and cross country, though none of these could be seriously competitive with so few prospective matched competitors. They planned to organise social events, such as picnic rides and treasure hunts.
Membership is open to anyone from aged six upwards. There are also "none-riding" members, who like to join our winter evening get-togethers and enjoy helping with the ridden events, driving the food to the picnic site, leading tots on donkeys, etc.
We're a very small club with a membership, most years, of around fifteen. Among them there's expertise in numerous areas of horse management and riding, and what ever your problem, you can usually find someone to offer sound advice - valuable in such a remote community. --And if you need someone to help administer medication, to help start a youngster, to keep an eye on your horse when you go away, etc - just pick up the phone!