The Surface Creek Saddle Club (SCSC) is a community-based, member driven non-profit organization that promotes equine activities. The SCSC was founded in 1955 and officially incorporated in 1959 to support, educate, and provide a competitive environment for children and adults participating in equestrian sporting events. Our mission is to serve and develop a diverse group of equine and rodeo enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, and to provide families with fun equine activities. The key to accomplishing our mission is the ability to provide and continually improve the SCSC’s arena facilities for these activities. SCSC’s vision for the future is to repair and improve the facility enabling us to hold major equine and other events year-round. Bringing this vision to fruition will enable us to actively promote the facility for local and regional events fulfilling our mission to provide a safe environment for equine and other activities and to continue our successful 60-year history. Improvements to the facility will also provide an opportunity to host new events that the facility cannot currently accommodate. Hosting new regional events will also increase tourism in the local area and bring additional revenue opportunities to the entire community.
The primary source of revenue for SCSC is generated through hosting events such as Little Britches Rodeos (Cedaredge boasts the longest running LBR in the nation), barrel race and roping competitions (for youth and adults) and gymkhanas (competitive events to help participants learn and improve their skills). In order to continue to host these types of events, SCSC needs funding for basic repairs to the livestock ramp/pens; the concession stand roof; the restroom facilities; the stairs/ramp to the announcer’s booth and more.