The Casey Saddle Club IBRA Show will be held on Friday, May 17th – Saturday, May 18th, 2019 in Casey, Illinois. This Casey rodeo is held at Casey Fairview Park.
The Casey Saddle Club, CSC, began around the year of 1956 at the home of W.O. Miller. The first shows were held behind the house. After a year or so, the club got too big, so it moved to what is now called the Mingles Pit, south of Casey, which was close to the home of Harlan Smith. After a couple of years at the Mingles Pit, the Casey Saddle Club asked the Casey Township Park for permission to have the horse shows at the park. After the CSC was granted permission, they started the move of the club house, which was bought from Virgil Freeman of Greenup for $35.00 and moved to Casey to the park. There were trees that had to be cut down and fence built. W.O. Miller and Darrell Hills hauled the sand to build the arena. The arena was built with the help of Hobie Glosser, Dick Short, W.O. Miller and Harlan Smith.
Traditionally, a horse show was held every July 4th up until the late 1980s. This tradition was reinstated in 2007 with all of the show proceeds being donated to the Shriner's Children's Hospital. In 2007, over $550 was raised for the hospital. The Casey Saddle Club was entered into the Gold Book at the hospital for making a donation over $500.