Saturday fun at the Balboa Park Horseshoe Club!

A friendly horseshoes tournament is underway. One player tosses while others keep score.
A friendly horseshoes tournament is underway. One player tosses while others keep score.

I was pleasantly surprised Saturday morning when I saw a whole bunch of activity at the old Balboa Park Horseshoe Club! A tournament was underway involving local members of the Southern California Horseshoe Pitchers Association.

The usually desolate and somewhat unkempt horseshoe pits were humming with athletic feats and camaraderie. One person expressed optimism that membership was on the upswing. Many competitive events have been planned.

It’s good to see folks actually using the large facility located at Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street–and having fun! Here’s a link to the 2016 SCHPA Pitching Schedule. The California State Championships are taking place in Balboa Park this September!

The San Diego Chess Club and Balboa Park Horseshoe Club share an historic but unfortunately little-used facility near the southwest corner of Balboa Park.
The San Diego Chess Club and Balboa Park Horseshoe Club share an historic but unfortunately little-used facility near the southwest corner of Balboa Park.
Horseshoes is a competitive outdoor sport that offers great exercise and good times.
Horseshoes is a competitive outdoor sport that offers great exercise and good times.
Someone skillfully pitches a horseshoe on a sunny Saturday morning in San Diego.
Someone skillfully pitches a horseshoe on a sunny Saturday morning in San Diego.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

2 thoughts on “Saturday fun at the Balboa Park Horseshoe Club!”

  1. My across-the-street neighbors play horseshoes – all summer long I hear the clink of horseshoes hitting the metal pole thingy as the sun goes down. It’s a nice, mellow sound – perfect for hot and humid evenings.

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