|The Eau Claire Horseshoe Club was organized on May 18, 1965, with
pitching on four courts at Owen Park until moving to its present site in
1967, aided by the Eau Claire Parks & Recreation Department.
Located in a pine grove just off the football-baseball stadium parking
lot, the pitching complex has grown from 12 courts to its current number
of 18. The clay courts are well lighted, there are bleachers for
spectators and a clubhouse used as a refreshment and food stand facility
during tournaments. At least three tournaments are held yearly: Eau
Claire Earlybird in May; Eau Claire Open in June and the Eau Claire
City-County in August. In addition, the club has hosted the Wisconsin
State Tournament several times, including 2006, and the World Horseshoe
Tournament in 1987 and 2003.
|The season runs from early May through mid-August.
Annual dues are only $28 / Juniors: $5
The Eau Claire Horseshoe Club invites men, women, and juniors to join them for an inexpensive summer of competition, exercise and camaraderie.
As a National Horseshoe Pitcher's Association (NHPA) sanctioned club,
members are eligible to compete in NHPA sanctioned tournaments including
three held in Eau Claire, as well as other sanctioned tournaments held
throughout Wisconsin and in other states.
|For more information on joining the club, call Dean Chaffee at (715) 861-3470, Lonny Trangsrud at (715) 514-1051 or call Kenny Rentz at (715) 495-5290. Check out their website at http://members.cvol.net/echc/ for more information.|