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Saddle Up, Inc.

Although we are known for hosting the annual Longview Charity Horse Show, Saddle Up, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization,  that has long endeavored to support important charitable causes within the Kansas City community.

Our designated charity is the Longview Horse Park and our mission is to continue to make improvements and support maintenance to the park.  While the park is owned by the Army Corp of Engineers and managed by Jackson County Parks and Rec, improvements are only possible through donations and volunteer hours.

Our club has built a legacy of family-friendly events and competitions centered around Saddle Horse type breeds.  It is our goal to continue to host a competitive, local, two-day horse show while supporting a facility that can host one day or multi-day events in the Kansas City Metro preserving the history of Loula Long Combs.   We are very proud of the Longview Charity Horse Show and hope to see you at this year’s event!

Our club members have been long-standing volunteers for many of the most competitive Regional and National level Saddlebred shows. They are involved in all levels of the horse show community from equestrian business owners, to being lesson students, competitive show riders with horses in training and so much more.

Read more about the Longview Horse Park by scrolling down on this page.

A Hackney harness pony with the trainer and his grandchild in the buggy at the Longview Charity Horse Show in Kansas City.

Saddle Up Supports

The Longview Horse Park

We want you to enjoy a great show and the knowledge you are supporting a wonderful cause while having a fantastic time.  All proceeds from the Longview Charity Horse Show go to help out the Longview Horse Park.

Saddle Up, Inc. a 501(c)3 organization, has long endeavored to support important charitable causes within the Kansas City community.  Our main event, the Longview Charity Horse Show, serves to benefit the very grounds it is held at: the Longview Horse Park.

The Longview Horse Park is located in Jackson County, Missouri just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. It sits on 500+ unspoiled acres included rolling hills and spectacular views of Longview Lake. It is one of the largest outdoor equestrian show venues in the Kansas City Metro area.

The Longview Horse Park has extensive permanent stabling on the property, with nearly 150 stalls, in addition to centralized wash racks and convenient access to fresh water hydrants in all stabling areas.

There is a large track based show arena with a center Gazebo, which we use for the Longview Charity Horse Show, two large sand show arenas and a generously sized Cross Country Course.

The picnic pavilion and concession stands on the grounds are located adjacent the horse show office. This area also houses permanent shower facilities and restrooms — making the Longview Horse Park a truly wonderful asset for the Kansas City equestrian community.

Longview Horse Park has a deep-seated history in the American Saddlebred and Hackney Pony industry.  To learn more about the history of the Longview Horse Park and the philanthropist Loula Long Combs, who had the foresight to designate her grounds as a permanent equestrian venue please be sure to click the link below.

Longview Horse Park

The passion for riding is really something that is hard to describe.  It’s something that is such a part of your life. It’s something that you need almost like air or water.

There’s a special moment. You have a ride one day that’s just magical.  Where it’s just you and the horse.

You feel like you just
CONQUERED THE WORLD .

– Gina Miles