Florida Panhandle Saddle Club was founded in 1981 with the first shows being held at W.F.
Mason Arena off Hwy. 20 East in Blountstown. Skeet Davis and a group of dedicated men and women went to the Board of County
Commissioners to request property to build an arena to form the club. This group of men and women went to the local bank to
borrow money to build an arena and purchase necessary equipment to establish a permanent site. The County Commissioners
granted the club 10 acres in Sam Atkins Park on a 25 year renewable lease paying $1 a year.
When the club first started having shows, it had both pleasure and timed events, bringing families
and friends together from all over the tri-state area.