Silver Spur Riding Club

The Silver Spur riding club was organized in September, 1945 with 20 members. Glen McCandless – who was living in Kansas City at that time – submitted the name of the club.

The first president was Bill Stonger. The club has sponsored basket dinners and horse shows each year.

We were the first riding club to take the horses and members to the Lake of the Ozarks for a four day outing in September of 1950. We also made another trip to the Ozarks in 1951 and in October, 1952. In October, 1953 a trip was made to the Missouri State Saddle Club horse show at the J-Bar H rodeo arena at Camdenton. A Western round and square dance was held at the Masonic Temple in 1952.

The Club sponsored the Rodeo Kids of Independence, Missouri, in 1953 at the Lions field. In 1958 the Club sponsored a trip to the American Royal. In 1961 the Club sponsored a trip to the J-Bar H rodeo. In 1962 the Club members made a trip to Branson, Missouri, and attended the Shepherd of the Hills play.

Each year a turkey dinner is held by the group at Christmas time. A ham dinner and membership drive is held each year during March.

Regular meeting time is the third Tuesday of each month at the Country Club.

George Wiggins is the President of the Club at this time.

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