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Castaic Saddle Club Arena
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CASTAIC SADDLE CLUB ARENA

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Contributor Michelle (Bordelon) Gonzales identifies this as her sister, Pam (Bordelon) Koopman, on her mare, Foxy, getting ready for a horse show at the Castaic Saddle Club Arena. The Bordelon girls boarded their horses at Jack Lilley's ranch in Honby.

About the Castaic Saddle Club.

The nonprofit Castaic Saddle Club was incorporated July 7, 1949, by John W. Johnson[1] — or perhaps Johnson was a later officer-in-charge. (Several Johnson family members were involved in the organization[2]; Byron Johnson was club president in 1968-69.)

As of 1957, the club roster listed 87 members. It held rodeos, horse shows and gymkhanas on alternating Sundays[3] at an arena located off of Lake Hughes Road, on the flatland opposite (what became) the Castaic Reservoir's lower lagoon.[4]

The saddle club also organized Castaic Fourth of July parades and rodeos, and it funded an annual college scholarship for a graduating Hart High School senior who intended to study agriculture.[5]

The club went defunct after 1989 when it filed its last annual statement with the California Secretary of State.[6]


1. California Secretary of State.

2. News reports.

3. Membership and activities: News reports.

4. Location: Ben Kephart, pers. comm. 2017. Ben's father Clarence Kephart was a club officer in the 1970s.

5. News reports.

6. Op. cit.


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MICHELLE GONZALES COLLECTION

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Pam Bordelon & Monica Haywood 1966

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Pam Bordelon, OLPH School 1967

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Original CC Little League Fields 1970s x7

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Castaic Saddle Club Arena 1970s x3

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Dillenbeck Labor Day Picnic 1970

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Sierra Vista JHS Graduation 1973 x3

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1973 Newhall Christmas Storybook Parade x5

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Jack Lilley's Honby Ranch ~1976 x5

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