Mercer Island Saddle Club

Where adult and youth work together to develop leadership, independence, and a cooperative spirit.”

Mercer Island Saddle Club (MISC) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance the skills and interests of its members through equestrian activities including riding lessons, clinics, shows, and pleasure riding. This cooperative facility relies solely on its boarders and members to maintain and care of its equine residents and property.


We're excited to announce The Teacher's Cottage restoration is almost done! Carpentry, cabinets, lighting and appliances are all in progress as the countdown to occupancy begins for this July! But what about the yard? It's in a bit of a mess!

When there's digging to be done and young plants to plant, mulch and nuture...

When there are pavers to be dusted off, squared up and cemented...

there's two eager and fine teen Boy Scouts, Hudson Atrosh and Joshua Belden to the rescue!

Josh has stepped up to pave the way with the placement of donor named pavers and to secure an honorary donor bench is secured in a particularly sweet spot.

Hudson has been building muscle with yard clean up, digging garden beds, and planting native species to produce a natural eco-system that would have wowed the early 20th century teachers to see from their cottage kitchen window!


Click the Cottage Donation nav button above or below!

Providing youth the opportunity to foster their growth and leadership skills is a core value of all of us in operation here.

Thank you for supporting our vision and the cottage restoration! And Go Boy Scouts (and the Girls, too!)

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Join our community-driven 'CARE FOR THE COTTAGE' fundraiser and become a history maker by helping restore our island's century-old Lakeview Teacher's Cottage! Support us with $25 or up to the rafters! At any level of donation, you will be saving a rare gem of island history and supporting the many children and families who use the property every day.

Info on how to become a HISTORY MAKER by donating here.

Media Coverage in the MERCER ISLAND REPORTER here.

THE COTTAGE EMBRACES MANY MISSIONS! Whether you're a supporter of early childhood education, performing arts, youth development through horsemanship, or preservation of land and historical places, you can check all those boxes with this one special cause!

CARROTS FOR COTTAGE - Back by popular demand! Although the Mercer Island Saddle Club is currently closed to the general public due to Covid-19, you can visit by invitation only by donating $100 to $400 to our 'Care for the Cottage' fundraiser. You get a bag of carrots to feed to our horses during a scheduled visit (masks required).

This and all donation options here.