As the story goes, over a quarter of a century ago, a group of friends went out riding every Sunday and
since they were from different areas in Norco, they decided to meet at a central location,
which was the Saddle Sore Saloon on Sixth Street.
The Saloon was closed on Sunday's so they met in the parking lot and took off from there...

After several months of meeting and riding, the group discussed forming a riding club.
Art and Darlene, the then owners of the Saddle Sore Saloon, wanted to become riders
and offered the use of the Saddle Sore Saloon as a place to have monthly meetings.
The group agreed that they should call themselves the Saddle Sore Riders
since that was where they met when riding.

The club was officially formed in December 1985 with 20 charter members.
SSR held its first official Poker Ride shortly thereafter to raise money to help out a fellow Norconian
who had some health issues and medical bills.
As of today, the only remaining charter members that are still in the club are Jan, Phil, Gary, and Johann.
And as they say, "the rest is history", with the club now boasting nearly 300 members!


Our General Membership meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of each month, 10 am,
at the Norco American Legion, Post 138, located near the corner of 6th Street and Old Hamner Road.


Most of our rides are in town, so if your horse lives in Norco, you don't need to trailer.
However, if you do need to trailer in, we will try to make accommodations for your rig.
Food and beverages are offered at most rides for your enjoyment.
We also host several out-of-town rides, such as Memorial Day at Pioneer Town, a week in July at Heartbar,
and a weekend trip to Imperial Beach. Most of our rides are well attended
and on occasion we hve had over 100 horses and riders.
But, don't let that scare you, our events are well organized and staged.
Your safety and enjoyment is a priority. Besides trail riding, we also represent
SSR in the Norco parades, sponsor several events for Norco's Horseweek,
host a Christmas Dinner/Dance and more. As you can tell, our calendar is loaded with events
and increases each year, so that you can choose from a variety of fun events.


Joining is easy! Open the printable Membership Form, fill it out and enclose a check for the amount designated.
Annual fees are - Single Membership, $15.00 and Family Membership, $25.00. You can also attend a
General Meeting or a fun event and sign up. We take checks or cash.

New members will receive in the mail a packet that includes a membership card, calendar of events,
by-laws, a current club roster, and a copy of the most current monthly "Nooseletter"
which will provide you with updates from the last General Meeting, coming events, reports on past events, and interesting news.

If you are interested in Norco's equestrian community and want to make new friends
and become more involved in riding, then you are ready to join Norco's very best riding club!

Our motto isn't "Get the backyard horse out of the backyard!" for nothin'.


Don't forget Saddle Sore Riders participates in a lot of Horseweek Events too! There is Rodeo Parking, the Parade, Quarter Dip, Adult Fun Night, and Poker Ride -- all chaired by your fellow SSR's... See the page under the calendar.

REMINDER - We need your food donation for QUARTER DIP by 4:30 p.m. on April 22. Those of you who signed up to donate food or your time, will get a reminder call.