Information /History
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Eai Claire Earlybird
Eau Claire Open
Eau Claire League
Carson Park Classic
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The Eau Claire Horseshoe Club was organized on May 18, 1965, with pitching on four courts at Owen Park until moving to its present site in 1967, aided by the Eau Claire Parks & Recreation Department. Located in a pine grove just off the football-baseball stadium parking lot, the pitching complex has grown from 12 courts to its present number of 18. The clay courts are well lighted, there are bleachers for spectators and a clubhouse used as a refreshment and food stand facility during tournaments. At least three tournaments are held yearly: Eau Claire Earlybird in May; Eau Claire Open in June and the Eau Claire City-County in August. In addition, the club has hosted the Wisconsin State Tournament several times, including 2006 and 2012 and the World Horseshoe Tournament in 1987 and 2003.

Membership Dues

NHPA Card, $25 and $3 local dues....


Junior NHPA Card.....


Non-pitching membership.....


Club Officers - 2014 - 2015

Dean Chaffee
Lonny Trangsrud
Kenny Rentz
Officers 2014

Special Recognition

Lonny Trangsrud, Cailyn Trangsrud and Sarah Chaffee, representing the Eau Claire Horseshoe Club, performed exceptionally well at the 94th State Horseshoe Tournament in Mosinee, Wi. over Labor Day Weekend. Lonny finished in 3rd Place and Cailyn and Sarah went undefeated to each win their class. Photos and article were included in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.
Lonny Trangsrud
Mens Championship Class
3rd Place

Cailyn Trangsrud
Girls Championship Class

5 - 0 30.29% average

Sarah Chaffee
Cadet Girls Class

5 - 0 54.58% average

2016 Banquet - Photo Gallery



The Eau Claire Horseshoe Club intends to comply with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special accommodations in connection with wanting to pitch horseshoes in our club, please contact Lonny Trangsrud(514-1051), Dean Chaffee(861-3470), or Kenny Rentz (495-5290).

Membership in the Eau Claire Horseshoe club is open to all. Leagues are set up so you can pitch against others of approximately the same skill level. If you are interested in joining the club to pitch in the Horseshoe League or to join as a non-pitching member and partake in club activities you can contact:

Kenny Rentz
Eau Claire Horseshoe Club
PO Box 81
Whitehall,, WI 54773

Dean Chaffee
Eau Claire Horseshoe Club
19333 59th Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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