The McPherson Saddle Club is celebrating the retirement of one of the community’s most beloved equine members, “Big John.” Big John has touched hundreds of childrens’ and adults’ lives during pony rides, trail rides, cattle drives, in parades, in therapy sessions, riding lessons, queen competitions and as an active member in the McPherson Saddle Club Silver Buckle Drill Team.
He is getting older and has shown less energy in the last few months, so the Saddle Club wants to celebrate his career and raise some money to help with his retirement expenses. The party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the McPherson Saddle Club Arena. There will be pony rides, horse treats, games and of course some love from the big guy himself. Those interested are invited to a celebration of Big John’s life. For any information, contact any Saddle Club member.