In a previous story KILJ reported some mis-information regarding future plans for the horse arena in McMillan Park. In talking with the Henry County Saddle Club it was made clear that there are no plans to dismantel and move the arena. The Saddle Club has been talking with the Henry County Conservation Department about creating more trails in Gibson Park to encourage more use by equestrians but as previously stated Gibson Park is not an ideal location for an arena for horse shows. The Saddle Club owns the fence, bleachers and buildings that make up the Tom Taylor Arena in McMillan Park and the city of Mt. Pleasant owns the land. It is used four or five times a year by the saddle club and Henry County 4H’ers begin using it in April to get ready for the Fair.
On a related note….the Henry County Saddle Club will hold its awards banquet December 8 at 6 pm at Jerry’s Restaurant. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Saddle Club is invited to attend.