Saddlin’ Seminoles to reunite Oct. 5

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 08:51 AM.

But stay overnight they did and when they arrived back home the folks in Cherokee had sent greetings.

“They wrote back with this beautiful letter about how they were the best bunch of kids they had ever seen and inviting us back,” Wade said with a knowing smile.

The Saddlin’ Seminoles would travel the region, Port St. Joe, Tallahassee, Dothan, AL, Blountstown, Jacksonville, Thomasville, GA, New Port Richey, Apalachicola, Orlando, Panama City, Eglin AFB and others.

They were known for their racing – the club began as a racing club – costumes, pageantry and general horsemanship.

They were featured in publications ranging from the Tallahassee Democrat to “All Florida” magazine and “Western Horseman” magazine.

The horse club was, Wade noted, simply a branch of the giving tree that was Dr. Harold Canning.

He had arrived in Wewahitchka after spending three years as a physician in Africa, helping to build a hospital in one of the poorest locations on earth.

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