Eau Claire Bit & Spur Foundation has been in existence since the early 1900's. All of Eau Claire Bit & Spurs shows are WSCA Champ Show qualifying with shows being held May-September. Our facility & grounds offers a newly built entry stand, food stand, 88 stall barn, a pleasure and gaming arena; plenty of space to park and camper hook ups for staying overnight to enjoy one or even two full days of showing at our shows! We are located at: 10409 West Cameron Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We look forward to see you at our NBHA, Pleasure and Game Shows!
In the 1950’s they met weekly for rides of two or three hours with dinner and a social time afterwards. In 1979 the club merged with the Eau Claire Trail Riders.
In the early 1990’s shows attracted competitors from Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota. Not all Bit and Spur members ride, but nearly all have a history of riding. The 88 stall barn on the grounds was paid off in 1994.
The club will be celebrating its 89th year of operation in 2017. The club does not recognize the three years it was not in operation during the depression.
In recent years, the Bit and Spur Club has been the site of many breed shows including Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabians, Quarter Horses, and even the Lippizzaner Stallions. Some club members are third and fourth generation to belong, work and ride. In any given show you can see riders aging from three to 83. The club is committed to continuing this legacy.