Silver Buckle Saddle Club was founded in Plymouth, MN in 1964. Back then, Plymouth looked very different. There were rolling hills dotted with hobby farms and many of the members rode their horses to the saddle club grounds.
By 1973, Plymouth was transforming into a suburb and the saddle club was forced to re-locate to the northwest corner of Plymouth, it's current location on County Rd 47. This land was owned by Silver Buckle's founding father, Harlan Peterson. Harlan and the rest of the membership built the beautiful outdoor arena that has hosted their horse shows for the last 44 years. Once again, the saddle club grounds is facing the problem of urban sprawl.
The beautiful 11 acres are surrounded by new housing developments and each year the club's taxes rise higher and higher. For 2017, the taxes were $9,685. The not-for profit saddle club is exercising all fundraising ideas and holding more horse events each year to make enough money to pay the annual taxes and hold onto the Plymouth grounds.
Silver Buckle hosts WSCA shows, UBRA/ PEWC barrel races, annual trail rides, and other special events for their members. The saddle club also partners with Hennepin Hoofbeats 4H club to provide a safe arena for the club to host horse shows and mounted meetings.