"Riding Since 1945"

Tooele Bit n' Spur

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History of the Bit n' Spur Rodeo Club

The Tooele Bit n' Spur Riding Club was formed in 1945 and is one of the oldest riding clubs in the State of Utah. The Club has survived many generations of change and continues to thrive because of its members’ dedication to the Club’s mission; to provide a variety of equestrian related activities for families and individuals of all ages and skill levels. The club continues to grow and has over 100 members, many are four generation equine enthusiasts. Typical activities include family oriented trail rides, horse shows, team penning, riding in parades and producing Tooele County’s largest and the State of Utah’s oldest continuously running Rodeo! Tooele Bit n' Spur is a strong supporter of other Tooele County Rodeo’s to include the Tooele County High School Rodeo Association, the Little Buckaroo Rodeo series, and the Rush Valley/Clover Rodeo. Our club also provides donations to several local and national charity organizations.

The Tooele Bit n' Spur Riding Club is associated with the Utah State Western Riding Clubs of America (USWRCA) as a District 1 member.  District 1 includes clubs from Grantsville, Magna, Lehi, and South Jordan. Youth and adult members participate in USWRCA sponsored horse shows.


The Club has activities for all ages and levels of experience who share a love of horses and riding. Our Junior Club members prepare for the 2-Day District 1 Horse show by competing locally in the Bit & Spur Junior Club show and a Jackpot club show,  Juniors participate in events such as barrel racing, pole bending, the egg marathon, flag race, western and bareback pleasure and much more.

Our Junior Riding Club offers more fun riding opportunities such as riding in the  4th of July Parade and for the girls, competing in the Rodeo Princess Contest.  Riding practices begin the first week of April, every Tuesday and Thursday. With over 60 Junior Club riders competing at the District Show, the Bit & Spur Riding Club is well represented and our youth riders receive first-place trophies and ribbons. Really nice prizes go out to all Junior Club Riders at the Year-End Awards Night, usually held in October.  Click on the Junior Club page for more information.

The adults can participate in Club, District, Region and State shows. The “High Point” adult receives the annual "Woody Fillmore Award" through a generous donation from one of our Club’s founding members. Trail Rides are scheduled throughout the year and include day and over-night trips. For the past several years, members of the Bit & Spur coordinate team penning activities, twice a week, open to all riders of all ages and abilities. Click on the Team Penning page for more information.